Charity: Let the children be involved

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Educating your children about charity is very important, because help it can help them to develop compassion for others. Charity can also be a tool for them to help them cope with bad news they might pick up here and there: it’s the feeling that there is something they can do to help and change things for the better. And us parents are the blueprint. If they see you getting involved with charities, more than likely they will follow your example. This month I have a collection of great posts to read about how children can get involved.

First, I have Sanna’s brave little daughter (Her blog is called Wave to Mummy) getting a haircut and donating it to the The Little Princess Trust, which is a UK-based charity, that provides wigs to children and young people with hair loss, whether this is through cancer treatment or other conditions such as alopecia. Little Princess Trust also raise funds for research into childhood cancer. After making their donation, Sanna and her daughter also received a certificate from the trust via email which they printed out and kept.

Then, I’d like you to read a post by The Penniless Parent and as turns out, donating your help and time worth just as much as giving money. In this post you can read about how they went to a Race for Life event by Cancer Research at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds and where they helped out as fundraisers. They thought it was a nice thing to do for free when they’ve got a spare day anyway so why not give it a go and help raise money for a charity too.
 

Next, I have another interesting post for you to read: Emma from Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs went to a charitable rave party and even took the children! It was of course one of those very trendy kiddie rave parties but this one was also benefiting a good cause. Organised by Happyface Family Rave, the party looked truly fantastic on her photos and even the littlest person enjoyed it. A proportion of the ticket sales and other monies was donated to the Peter Pan Centre which provides high quality care, support, and education to children with special needs.

And last but not least I have Sarah from Boo, Roo and Tigger too who helps to raise awareness the Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and encourages children aged 4 – 11 to sign up to their local library and read six books of their choice. Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure but the Summer Reading Challenge helps get three-quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. 

Come back next month for more charity news!

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About Eva Katona

Eva is originally from Budapest, but she lived in Australia, cleaned beaches in Ibiza and now settled in London. She has a green heart: she considers herself as an environmentalist. She recycles, reuses and repairs. A vegetarian, who prefers the eco-friendly version of everything and buys ethical products whenever possible. You’ll find great veggie recipes on her blog. She’s a huge yoga-believer who loves tennis! She’s also a former hotelier and travel expert having worked in hotel management for 15 years and with her family she travels a lot. She blogs about their journeys, shares her experience and writes reviews.

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