This February, I am spending the month 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 look around the world and I see people suffering, struggling and I want to help them. If I can make a difference in the life of one child or one family then I think that is worth doing, whether it’s in the UK or wherever, in this case Ethiopia. Stand By Me is not a high profile charity but I have supported them for a few years now and I am very impressed and excited by what they are doing around the world. I will sponsor myself so it’s not just a case of asking other people to support ‘my’ charity. The invitation from Stand By Me was to sleep for a week on the floor. I like to ‘earn’ my sponsor money so I’m going for the full month.
I know that a bed will transform this family's life. 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.