“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
Now that’s a quote that I’ve always loved. I know there’s always been some doubt about whether Gandhi actually said those words, but I don’t care if he did or not; I just love the sentiment and it’s a philosophy that I try to live my life by.
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Rwanda in conjunction with Chance For Childhood and Think Money, who are also a huge supporter and fundraiser for Chance For Childhood. Because I was able to visit a school in Rwanda that is supported by the charity, I was able to see first-hand what a difference our money and other donations had made to the lives of the pupils.
So, here’s a little bit about Chance For Childhood:
They started as a child rights-based advocacy organisation over 20 years ago, they were originally known as Jubilee Action. Today, they continue to devote their efforts in strengthening and empowering local communities to protect children facing the gravest injustices. Particularly, their tailored and flexible social and educational programmes aim to engage the community to equip vulnerable children and youths with the skills, knowledge and capacity to become active agents of change within their own communities. In turn, children and youths will be empowered to provide care for their own dependents in the most responsible way, thus ending the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Chance for Childhood is also committed to making positive and sustainable changes to the socio-political context at a local and national level, to ensure the prevention of further abuse and stigmatization of children and youths.
Their current priorities lie in Child Protection and Counselling, Education, and Alternative and Sustainable Care for children with special learning needs, children in conflict with the law, those living in child-headed households, and street children.
Ok, now that you know a little more about Chance For Childhood I want to give you the opportunity to help me raise some money for this wonderful charity that is very close to my heart. Below you will see a selection of my landscape photographs; you can purchase an A2 size fine art print for just £29 (that’s a bargain – I usually sell them for £60), each print costs £15 to get printed (and delivered) by Sheffield based professional lab Peak Imaging so that means for every print bought by you, £14 goes to Chance For Childhood. So, if you’d like a print get in touch via my Contact Me page or alternatively you can email me direct at email@example.com and I’ll collect your delivery address and advise you on how to pay. Below are the images that you can purchase:
1) Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks, Vik, Iceland.
2) New Brighton Lighthouse, Merseyside, England.
3) Grand Central Station, New York City, USA.
4) Scaleber Falls, Yorkshire, England.
5) Kos Island, Greece.
6) Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland.
7) The Reichstag Dome, Berlin, Germany.
8) Malham Tree, Yorkshire, England.
9) Llanddwyn Island, Wales.
10) Crosby Beach, Merseyside, England.
Please share this blog post so that I can raise as much money as possible, your money will make a huge difference to the lives of these disadvantaged children. I’d like to make it absolutely clear that I will not take a single penny from any sales – 100% of the profits will go directly to Chance For Childhood. Please help me to raise as much as I can.
Thank you so much for your support. It is greatly appreciated.