From every £1 you give us we spend 87p to benefit children and use the remaining 13p to raise the next £1
Angela & Mia's story
'FAST brings families who are isolated or from different cultures together, that can only be a good thing'
Angela (38) lives with her daughter Mia (4) in East Manchester, she has an older son Garth (21). Initially Angela heard about FAST through attending a meeting at school and was persuaded to give it a go. 'I thought it would be good to try something new and see if it could benefit my family'. Angela commented that, 'I didn't really know many of the other parents before I started the FAST project, everyone is either in their own small groups or on their own; I saw it as a chance for me to meet new families, spend more time with my daughter and share ideas for activities to do at home'.
How did FAST help?
FAST has increased Angela's confidence and dramatically strengthened her relationship & engagement with school, 'As a direct result of FAST I decided to apply to be a parent governor at school and was successful, I felt really motivated and confident to get more involved, I'm also a volunteer teaching assistant now and help out with Yr 6 class doing Maths, English and Art. I'm even considering training to be a teaching assistant! I've got to know the staff much better - FAST has given us the chance to build relationships that werenít there before'.
FAST has helped raise Mia's self esteem and make new friendships 'Mia was really shy when we first came along to FAST, the activities have helped build her confidence, she has felt more able to mix and play with other children. My parents, who didnít come to FAST noticed how she was more confident in expressing herself at home and her teacher told me she was improving at school too'.
Paddle for Life is a charitable event, organised to raise awareness and funds for Save the Children whom work for under privileged children both here in the UK and oversees.
WHAT'S IT FOR
Save the Children have joined forces with Quest Adventures an outdoor activity provider with years of experience in Raft Building, kayaking, surfing, surf life saving and outdoor adventures to create the Paddle for life annual event.
Porthcawl, South Wales and Surrounding Beaches Trecco Bay, Coney Beach, Rest Bay, Kenfig Sands, Newton Beach
GET YOUR REWARD
An awards ceremony will be held in the evening in Porthcawl and all are welcome to come along . For more information for this evening event please contact Quest Adventures.
THE WINNERS WILL GET...
Prizes will be allocated for best dressed team/vessel, most monies raised and of course the race winner. All are welcome so hop on board and register as an entrant, or come down to watch the fun and antics unfold.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Telephone Quest Adventures:
HOW DOES IT WORK
The Raft Race will consist of entrants pre constructing a sturdy stealthy, raft capable of holding between 4-10members, entrants must paddle their raft around the designated course in the fastest possible time, the first over the finish line will be crowned Paddle for Life 2011 champions.
Save the Children work with the 1 in 3 children living in poverty here in the U.K., that's over 3million children. For every pound given 83p goes directly to benefit the children, while the remainder 17p is used to raise further monies for the charity.