Blog entries in Good Causes
United Through Sport Charity 02-06-2011
We wanted to share with you a sports charity that we're supporting this month called United Through Sport.
United Through Sport supports outreach programmes in South Africa to deliver sporting opportunities for over 15,000 disadvantaged children.
The mission of this charity is to encourage sustainable peer-led social change among the youth in South Africa by using sports as a tool. This worthy cause increases life skills of the children and encourages responsible citizenship in a fun and interactive way, whilst getting fit!
If you would like to help United Through Sport you can volunteer, donate or find out more information about their fundraising needs on their website - United Through Sport. You can also help fundraise for free through your online shopping using the United Through Sport fundraising shop at Causeback.
T'is the Season of Giving 16-11-2010
We came across this really cool concept called "The Good Gym" which helps connect runners with members of the community who need some help. The general idea of the scheme is to help do some good in the world whilst keeping fit at the same time.
The Good Gym believe that normal gyms are a waste of energy and human potential, without really doing anything useful. Also, that it's real easy to talk yourself out of exercise when you're the only person affected by it but when you add a good cause into the mix you have one more important reason to get fit!
After winning the Social Innovation Camp's first prize in 2008 the cause has continued to grow with a successful pilot scheme. Runners are matched to people in a local area and set a frequency and distance they'd like to run for. They collectively complete a good cause, such as a recent run which also involved lifting bags of soil to the top of a school to help with a rooftop garden.
Check out GoodGym's blog for more information.
On the subject of good causes - a friend is organising a fundraising event and attempting to break the world record for the longest ever game of 5-a-side football. 16 people will be playing for 36 hours straight in May next year and need your support!
Please help support this worthy cause with proceeds going to Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, and donate now at their fundraising page.