This February, I am spending a weekend sleeping on the floor to raise money to buy a bed for a family in Ethiopia. There are families who spend every night sleeping on the cold, hard floor so I'm taking on the "February on the floor" challenge so that they no longer have to and instead can sleep in a comfortable bed.
I am willing to sleep on the floor for the weekend because I care for African children and their families and my African sister, Abebech.
I think we need to recognise that we have comfy beds and thick duvets to snuggle up in but in Ethiopia, so many children and their families are sleeping on the cold, hard floor. I would like to complete this challenge to try to understand just a tiny bit of how they must feel every night and to raise money to buy a bed Abebech, or any of her friends if they need one.
Please give generously as I would love to give the gift of a bed to as many families as possible. I can't wait to update you with photos and details of my experience and I will share photos I will receive of the families whose lives have been changed because of your support.
Stand by Me rescues kids from extreme circumstances, then does whatever it takes to provide the care, love and attention they need to thrive. We care for almost 4,000 kids across the world, from Myanmar to Colombia to Ethiopia. No two are the same, some are orphaned, some abandoned, some abused or living in extreme poverty, so we take care to understand and meet each of their individual needs from food and healthcare, to loving parents and quality education. We're in this for the long term, until they reach their potential, stand on their own two feet and become who they were created to be.