|Help! Pippy´s 10k run for Amber Foundation!|
||I am going to run 10k on Monday 30 May, which is 10k further than I have run for as many years as I can remember, and am doing this because Amber helps young people to reclaim their lives and offers them a future which they had never thought possible in their wildest dreams.|
• Every day Amber is helping some young person somewhere in the UK to stop living on the street
• Every day Amber is providing refuge for a teenager who has been bullied or abused throughout their childhood, and giving him the support to rebuild his life
• Every day Amber is giving a young person who had given up all hope of ever getting a job, or having a home over their head, the opportunity to learn, the energy to become motivated, and the education to reclaim their lives
• Every day Amber is changing the path of some youngster's life from one peopled with criminals and addicts to a life worth living, a life with a future
• After a period spent at one of Amber's three residential homes, 80% of these young people go out to fend for themselves and get a job, having had the training and regained their self esteem
• Imagine your own child, your best friend, your teenage brother or younger sister lying in the street, without a home to go to, with no-one to turn to, without a penny in their pockets - think how grateful you would be if those who can help, would help; those who can make a difference, do make a difference; those who can afford to put their hand in their pockets were to do so.
• For only a very little effort, you will enable a young person to live a life - this life - their only life.
Every penny of every donation goes straight to Amber Foundation whose staff work tirelessly to give disadvantaged young people a future.
I hope you will be able to help, and, incidentally, I have been doing the training so will definitely get to the finish line - even if it takes a while (so that can't be an excuse not to sponsor me - sorry)!
To make a donation, please click www.justgiving.com/pippyhouldsworth.
Thank you hugely in advance - every penny counts.
Check out Amber's website - www.amberweb.org (but don't disappear - please don't forget to come back to www.justgiving.com/pippyhouldsworth)!
"If it hadn't been for Amber I'd either be dead or spending the rest of my life in prison, through drugs and crime and just various things I was getting in to..." Amberteer, John
"With my Dad and brothers into drugs it was hard to escape, particularly when my brother spiked my drink with drugs. I was just 16. By the time I came to Amber I was in the gutter and as low as I could get, living in a tent and getting into more and more hard drugs. Amber was the saving of me." Amberteer, W
"I started at Amber after coming of heroin. I found it hard at first, especially if I was having a bad day, but being able to recognise I was having a bad day and being able to say to the staff how I felt was a great breakthrough. After a while the bad days got less and I was having more good ones. My 30th birthday was definitely a good one. It was the cleanest birthday I had had for years and I even had a chocolate cake made for me, which was really nice." Amberteer, C