The Ration challenge was in aid of raising money for the charity Concern Worldwide. These vital funds would then go towards supplies for people fleeing war, living in refugee camps. This challenge was brought to my attention via facebook. I thought this was a great idea and a great way to raise money and a difficult challenge that would be a great experience helping to deliver empathy with the millions who currently hold refugee status globally. I shared the idea with the rest of the REG group(REAL Ethical Group) which got a great response and many people joined me in my quest.
2014 saw our 5th Anniversary and to celebrate the event we held a Christmas party for fundraisers, office staff and management. We also saw this as a great opportunity to hold a fundraising event for the Tipi Raisers — a very small charity based around the Pine Ridge Native American reservation in South Dakota, which is home to the Lakota Sioux people. The Tipi Raisers work on collaborative projects, aiming to bring ‘homes, employment, pride and revitalization of culture to the reservations’.
On the 28th January 2010, there was a major conference in London on the future of Afghanistan. It was attended by leading figures from the political world, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.