On 27th September 2013, I will be riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle 2550 miles from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles, California in aid of Safe Haven Children's Trust. The aim is to create a huge amount of awareness (and donations!) for this wonderful charity that provide crisis care for abandoned children in Cambodia, and also day care solutions for struggling families in poverty. They also do something very rare - they work tirelessly to rehome abandoned children with their families and work with them to provide childcare, relieving the families and getting that all important developmental education to the children.
America is a huge untapped audience for Safe Haven, and doing this kind of challenge over in the US is a great way to gain as much publicity as possible and help to increase their donations!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
A few years ago when the founder, my dear friend Benedicta Bywater, introduced me to her vision for the organisation I was deeply moved and unreservedly proud.
She tells the story of Safe Haven’s evolution as an emotional ride. Dealing with corruption and the mountains of red tape has not been easy. But the prevailing drive, the passion that radiates from her when she talks about Mlop Children’s Centre, the very centre that Safe Haven created, is palpable. It is on this determination and compassion for the children of Cambodia that she has built a place for them to be safe and healthy, to be educated and cared for, without the damaging effects of institutionalisation.
Benedicta and her team go far beyond what is expected of them. When it comes down to it, Mlop Children’s Centre is a place filled with love and hope. It is this love and ongoing security that is so unfathomably important to a child’s development.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
My home, where it all comes together!
Safe Haven Children's Trust