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Effie and Seth

1 team member

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Effie is 5 years old and from a young age has wanted to help people who are homeless. Aged 3, we gave her £1 to spend on a treat in a shop. She picked a sausage roll and some biscuits. On leaving the shop she then marched over to a homeless man we had seen as we had first arrived at the shopping centre and gave them all to him. The gentleman offered her one of the biscuits back and they sat and ate together. This is probably the proudest moment of my life to date. I had no idea what she was going to do- it was an act completely initiated by Effie. To show such compassion and empathy in this selfless act was heartwarming. She has continued to want to help people less fortunate e.g. donating toys and clothes to charity, giving pocket money and food to people who are homeless, and setting herself challenges to get sponsorship. [/p][p]Completely of her own initiative, she decided she wanted to raise money for the YMCA. Last August she completed a triathlon and subsequently took part in her first Sleepout at Pirelli stadium. This raised just under £1000 in total. Effie then wrote to several businesses in the area who generously donated prizes. Her school very kindly raffled these off raising several hundred pounds more. [/p][p]Following several meeting with the YMCA Effie and her family have been inspired by the fabulous work they do in helping the homeless. Seeing the passion of the staff and observing where the money raised goes first hand has wanted Effie (and indeed the rest of her family) to raise even more. [/p][p]On hearing about this years sleepout Effie didn't hesitate to sign herself up. It's a great opportunity to help raise awareness for an issue that is often hidden but is sadly becoming more common. Her little brother Seth (aged 3) would also like to take part and is hoping to do so with Effie at the stadium or if not at home in the kitchen! [/p][p]I can’t emphasise enough how much the money raised will make a difference. This is a charity that really does use the money in the best way possible. They provide both long term and short term help, help with education, family mediation, food banks, accommodation, counselling. [/p][p]Last years Sleepout was very tough. It was cold, it was draughty, it was uncomfortable. But we had our own warm, comfortable beds to go to the next day. And we were in a safe, protected environment. This isn’t the case for the thousands of homeless on our streets. So please, if you have a spare couple of pounds and would like to help, click the donate button! It is very much appreciated. Or if you fancy joining us, click here:[/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://ymcaburton.nutickets.com/51980]https://ymcaburton.nutickets.com/51980[/url][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

09 Nov 2018

Charity

Supporters

Nov 21, 2018

Mrs B

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2018

Mrs Fisher

Well done Effie and Seth!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2018

Maria x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2018

Linda

Well done Effie and Seth. Love you both Linda xxxx

£15.00

Nov 10, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Effie and Seth!!! You guys are an absolute inspiration! Lots of love Laura and the Stagecoach Ashby team x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 9, 2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 8, 2018

Anonymous

Love Tommy & Harry xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 6, 2018

Grumpy old cat

Team Bowman! The awesome Twosome. Making a difference to many less fortunate, soo proud of you guys. Stay warm, stay safe and look after Daddy

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 6, 2018

Matt

£20.00

Nov 3, 2018

Rishaan and Ishana

You're an inspiration to us all.. best of luck Effie and Seth, love from Rishaan, Ishana, Sarika and Nav xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Effie Bowman

Effie Bowman