It’s the time of year when it feels like everyone is training for a marathon, cycling across the country or going for a month without booze. All great things to do of course, but often the benefits for the person doing them – becoming thinner and healthier – come before the money they raise for a good cause.
Listen, the telephone fundraising agency that we work with on much of our mobile stuff, are doing something totally lovely – and totally selfless.They’ve pledged to donate thousands of pounds to help save the Damilola Taylor Trust.
The Trust was set up in the memory of schoolboy Damilola Taylor, and works to better the chances of young people living in inner city communities. Despite the amazing work they do, sadly they’re facing closure due to a lack of funds. So Listen donated £25,000 to help keep the charity up and running. They’re now aiming to raise a further £20,000 by March – and will match any gifts they receive.
It goes without saying that they’re doing a wonderful thing. Ten-year-old Damilola wanted to be a doctor but he never lived to fulfill his dream. With the help of the Trust, other children will grow up to be the people they wish to be – and a little boy’s death can come to mean something more than just a senseless tragedy.
There’s now just a few weeks left until March, so please dig deep if you can. You can donate by visiting justgiving.com/listenfundraising