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Erik Bindslev

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]A couple of years ago my friend Alisa invited me to an event for Big Change in London. It was held in a private apartment in Notting Hill. At the event I met 25 extra ordinary people, we each got to tell a story about our human journey. I realised that I was sitting among people who had lived life to the full, people who had embraced life with full vulnerability, tragedy, loss, joys, success and failiure. [/p][p]There were tragic stories, happy stories, scary stories told by all in the most open and unguarded way. The story that stood out was that of Karl Lokko. A black man from Brixton who turned a corner from gang leader to poet, social worker and Big Change campaigner. He had written a poem dedicated to the people who had helped turn his life around. [/p][p]We all have the ability to change and change the lives of others. When that happens, you empower not only yourself in ways unimaginable - you also inspire others to do the same. [/p][p]BIG CHANGE is a charity with a mission to: [/p][p]1. Give young people the[b] skills [/b]to believe in themselves and drive change in their own lives and the world around them (for example [url=https://big-change.org/21trust/][b]Voice 21[/b][/url], an oracy curriculum that is helping young people to communicate better)[/p][p]2. Help young people access the [b]opportunities[/b] they need to develop and grow (for example [url=https://big-change.org/ncs/][b]NCS[/b][/url]’s opportunity hub, an online platform that will give 60% of teenagers in the UK access to employment and volunteering opportunities)[/p][p]3. Create environments of [b]support[/b] for young people where change is possible – often that means understanding and working with key adults including parents, teachers, social worker or guardians (for example [url=https://big-change.org/frontline/][b]Frontline[/b][/url], a graduate children’s social work programme that is bringing new talent to the profession)[/p][p][br][/p][p]My Strive challenge is Leg 2 of the relay journey from Sardinia to the Summit of Mt Blanc... a 5 day hike across[url=https://www.strivechallenge.org/the-route/] Corsica[/url][/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters

16-Nov-2018

Aps

Well done Erik - very proud of you

£100.00

01-Oct-2018

Anonymous

Erik, I hope it went well!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Inspiring race. Well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

20-Sep-2018

Anonymous

20-Sep-2018

Joe Sackville

Go my Viking! XXOO JS

£100.00

18-Sep-2018

Anonymous

£670.00

09-Sep-2018

Anonymous

09-Sep-2018

Alistair Frost

Dig deep, good luck!

£30.00

05-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Erik, thank you for leading by example. You're an inspiration!!

£100.00

05-Sep-2018

Mark Golesworthy

Good luck!

£50.00