This October, Inprova Group is sending nine eager volunteers to help support the Footprints Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The volunteers aim to raise £18,000 by 28 September before spending a week working with local teams on projects at both orphanages for children of HIV/AIDs victims and old-age homes. During their time in South Africa, the volunteers will be getting stuck into daily activities, such as food preparation, and improvement projects, including building, painting and teaching.
Help us achieve our fundraising target!
We know it can be hard to choose between charities, with so many requests for your support, so here are a few reasons why Footprints is worthy of your support:
- UNICEF estimates there are between between 3.7 million and 4 million orphans in South Africa, which is ~8% of the country's population. It is a massive challenge to help these kids.
- Those who suffered under apartheid, but can no longer work, are now stuck without either the strength or means to bring themselves out of poverty. They have already lived a life of hardship and we want to help give them dignity in their final years.
To help the team reach the fundraising target, please support by sponsoring/donating on the JustGiving page. Last year, Inprova Group raised £14,834 for The Footprints Foundation. You can see a video of their experience here:
Inprova Group has contributed to cover the flight costs so further donations will go directly to the charity. Also, volunteers aren't having to use their leave for the week in Johannesburg further demonstrating Inprova's commitment to this deserving cause.
Bob Holt, Chair of Trustees at the Footprints Foundation commented, "I am delighted to host the Inprova team in South Africa in September. Footprints support a number of orphanages and community projects and the Inprova volunteers will be embraced by all the locals who will benefit hugely from their contribution. Thank you for your support."
Paul Kennedy, CEO at Inprova Group said, "We are delighted to put forward a team of volunteers for this year’s Footprints Foundation volunteer programme in South Africa. We are proud to support The Footprints Foundation and fundraising has been an ongoing focus for teams across the group.
"Colleagues, suppliers, clients, friends and family have helped to raise funds and awareness by supporting a number of activities set up by the team, from pub quizzes, charity parties, cake-sales, to sponsored walks, haircuts and even mud runs! Having seen first-hand the work of the Foundation, I am happy to further support the charity by extending this opportunity to Inprova volunteers."
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.