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Corey Feldman

Strive Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]“I can’t.” It’s easy to say. We say it to explain why it is that we are no longer planning to go for a run tomorrow, or pursue that startup idea we were so excited about, or chair the charity event next month. We say it because it absolves us – it’s much easier than admitting the truth – “I don’t want to,” or the thing that’s even harder to admit, “I don’t believe in myself enough to commit to this.” [/p][p]When my friend Tarun reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to participate in the Strive Challenge, the first thought that popped into my head was, “I can’t.” The segment of the Strive Challenge in question was a 5-day leg of the Tour-De France, which would feature daily distances of over 70 miles and daily elevation climbs of 6,000 feet. Having been out of the Army for nearly 4 years, I had forgotten what the fear of a physical activity felt like. I believe that the only thing to do in the face of irrational fear is to confront it. If we "can’t," then we must.[/p][p]The reason I am embarking on this challenge is not just because it scares me, though – it’s because of what this organization stands for and all that it has done. Big Change is about making a positive impact in the lives of young people in and beyond the classroom. The traditional system of education is not meeting the needs of young people and society in the 21st century. [/p][p]As their website explains, unacceptable gaps in academic attainment, poor social mobility, rising mental health issues, and failure to provide young people with the skill they need for life are just some of the consequences of a system rooted in the needs of a bygone era. The UK has seen a 36% rise in the past four years of children needing help for depression and other disorders. The ways in which Big Change is impacting youths are too numerous to list here, but I urge you to look at their 5 year review, which discusses all they have managed to accomplish and the lives they have been able to touch ([url=https://www.big-change.org/wp-content/uploads/Big-Change-5-Year-Review.pdf)]https://www.big-change.org/wp-content/uploads/Big-Change-5-Year-Review.pdf)[/url].[/p][p]Please donate whatever you can to help me support the vision of Big Change, so we can turn can’t into can for the children whose lives are being touched by their work. Together, we can.[/p]

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Supporters

01-Oct-2018

Tarun

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£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Sep-2018

Anonymous

16-Sep-2018

Adam Danzger

Good luck Corey!

£5.00

16-Sep-2018

Dan Haskell

Enjoy and good luck!

£18.00

12-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Another AWSOME endeavor! We'll be cheering for you from home! Much Love, Aunt Karen and Uncle Cliff

£140.00

09-Sep-2018

Steve Z

Best of luck! And remember, I donated more to your cause than you did to mine. Because that's what it's all about, right?

£20.01

30-Aug-2018

Jess

So proud of you!

£18.00

29-Aug-2018

Jared

Go CoCo go! Onwards and Upwards!

24-Aug-2018

Meema

Good luck. I'm very proud of you and your humanity and generosity. Love you!

£400.00

13-Aug-2018

Stephanie Aaron

Good luck!! Love you

£36.00