Today the charity launched its fundraising programme to encourage anyone to join in and raise vital funds to help make a real difference to children’s health and well-being. The charity needs to raise £240,000 annually to provide this education across the Wessex region.
Harold, is the charity’s puppet character used in classrooms to engage with young children about health and food, and the effects of drinking, smoking and taking drugs. Harold is a familiar face for local school children.
Lorraine Hewitt, fundraising manager explained: “Harold has set the challenge to us all to complete one or more challenges to help Life Education Wessex reach its target of 1,000 individual challenges or to raise £50,000 in the coming 12 months.
“You can do anything to take part in Harold’s challenge, so long as it’s active and healthy. So whether you like to run, swim, jump, walk, ride a bike, play golf, or just want to invite your friends round for a healthy charity dinner, there’s a way you can easily raise money for Life Education Wessex.”
To register your interest in taking up a challenge or just to find out more about Life Education Wessex www.lifeeducationwessex.org.uk