Working as an outdoor instructor, often with schools from across Edinburgh and the Lothians, but also further afield around the UK, I have worked with children and young people from all walks of life. We all aspire to a life for our children where they don't want for anything and don't need extra help & support; however, we are sadly not all that privileged. There are far too many children and young people who suffer through no fault of their own, be that from poverty, illness, or abuse by others.
Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity that supports hundreds of other charitable projects and organisations across the country to help improve the lives of children and young people. Through the grants given to these bodies, Cash for Kids helped support over half a million children through 2021. However, the numbers of children needing support is sadly only rising given the current social and political situation in the UK, and Cash for Kids will continue to raise funds to support as many as possible.
As The Whisky Ventures Ride will travel the length and breadth of Scotland, I aim to raise funds in aid of all the Scottish regions of Cash for Kids. Being based near Edinburgh, the Forth 1 Cash for Kids office, as the closest to myself, will help manage these donations and once the ride is complete will distribute any donations to all the Scottish Cash for Kids regions to help support local projects across the country.
I hope you share my support of Cash for Kids and are willing to donate to my goal. Maybe you will even be inspired to tag along for a day or two, or maybe enter one of the events Cash for Kids organises themselves, e.g. The Tour de Forth cycle ride. See you out there!