Are you up for a challenge?

29/10/2013 12:00am

Staff members and foster carers at NFA are no strangers to challenging sponsored events. After the success of the NFA Wales charity half marathon, in which 5 members of the team at NFA Wales competed, NFA are once again calling for participants to help raise money for its chosen charity, Place2Be.

How does Place2Be help change children’s lives?

Place2Be is a national children’s charity providing counselling for children in schools. Members of the charity help transform children’s lives, removing the emotional barriers to learning which, when not addressed, can lead to low aspirations and poor educational achievement. Aside from this, Place2Be also supports parents and guardians to help them build positive and supportive relationships with their children and the school.

Place2Be’s aim is to improve children’s classroom learning, allowing them to become confident individuals, hopefully leaning them towards a bright and hopeful future.

How You Can Help

Two sponsored events are taking place and we need YOU. Here they are:

Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle

Are you a keen cyclist? Or are you up for a new challenge?

Catherine Henderson, the Business Manager from Place2BE in Scotland, attended the NFA Scotland team meeting asking if our carers and staff can join in. 

The 47 mile cycle will take you from Glasgow to Edinburgh, taking you through some of the most scenic routes these cities have to offer. This is a personal challenge for anyone, but knowing that you’ll be raising money for a great cause will keep those legs moving. Lunch at Linlithgow Palace is included, with plenty of entertainment on hand at the finishing line in Edinburgh to help you forget about any aching muscles. 

With training advice, fundraising tips and encouragement along the way, Place2Be will make sure you have an experience to remember! 

Date: 9 September 2013 

Places are limited and can be booked as an individual or as a corporate team – book by emailing events@place2be.org.uk.

Registration fee: £23 

Minimum sponsorship target: £125 

 

165ft SAS-Style Abseil

Calling all daredevils! Could you abseil 165ft SAS-style from one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks? For all those looking for something out of the ordinary we have a challenge with a difference – to free-fall abseil from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. No previous experience is needed to take part, just a commitment to raise as much money as you can to support the wellbeing of children in Scotland. If you have what it takes, sign up now and join us for a day to remember! 

“Donned with combat gear and our faces painted to boot, we were all ready from day one to fight for the very worthy cause of Place2Be. Not only did we have an amazing abseil experience but relished in the challenge that we set ourselves, and won!” Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce : Abseiled for Place2Be, 2012 

Date: Sunday 27th October 2013 

Places are limited. book by emailing events@place2be.org.uk 

Registration fee: £20 

Minimum sponsorship target: £150 

Can you meet the challenge? Sponsored events are great way to try something new, meet new people and most importantly, to raise money for a great cause. If one of these events inspires you, join us, we would really love to have you on our team! Contact us on 0845 200 3030 or info@nfa.co.uk for more information.