Evviva! La piccola Dorcas ha ricevuto il miliardesimo trattamento contro le malattie tropicali neglette! "Sono così contenta di far parte di questa celebrazione. Amo molto mio nonno e non voglio che gli altri soffrano come lui. Spero che un giorno tutti i bambini siano liberi da queste malattie". Lo speriamo anche noi e continuiamo a essere al fianco dei bambini che stanno male, a portare il nostro aiuto grazie alle vostre donazioni. 🙏
We will be walking on burning hot coals on the 1st of November! 🔥
A lot of burning hot coals... surrounded by flames... *gulp*
But why? To raise money for seriously ill children - so it's for an amazing cause!
Follow the link to check out why we've decided to raise money for @raysofsunshinecc and please help us reach our target – LINK IN OUR BIO!
"Ask before you assume." Check out our interview on the @school_of_thought_podcast. We go deep and get into the weeds of what it means to be a story teller, listener, and world changer! Do not miss it!! Link in BIO.
MEET | CANDICE HOYES
Featured 10.15-10.21.18 | It’s hard to pin down the word soulful. Because while the definition — of or expressive of deep feeling or emotion — tells you about it, it’s really much more about how something makes you feel. Or in this week’s case, how *someone* makes you feel. Case in point: @candiceincolor, whose voice has been compared to Eartha Kitt’s and Nancy Wilson’s (NBD), sings with a force so powerful, it literally shakes your soul. Not to mention that her chills-inducing melodies tap into themes of feminism and black history to remind us of the forever shifting politics of race, class and feminism. And if that’s not soulful, then we don’t what is. Plus, she’s smart. Like really smart. With an undergrad degree from @Harvard and a law degree from @columbialawschool, we’re talking more ivy than blues (see what we did there, @Beyonce?). And if you haven’t seen her perform on the hallowed stages of @carnegiehall or @lincolncenter, or caught her work alongside legend @wyntonmarsalis, don’t fret: Her second album will be released in 2019 and there’s sure to be plenty of opportunities to surround yourself with her voice that’s smooth as silk, and yes, soulful. Her #randomact is full of feeling too: @williemaerockcamp. Welcome to Candice’s week. #mondaymotivation#mondaySELECT#onepersonsevendays#theselectguest#theselect7#linkinbio // 📸 by @chloecleroux for @theselect7 //
We spent the weekend trying to fix the toilet drainage and sewage problems at school. After a lot of digging and pipe fixing, we decided to employ local labourers to help us!
This is the 'before' video and we look forward to sharing the 'after' video when we return from school today.
When you support us, you play a huge part in projects just like this. We hope that as time goes on we can stop this happening in 2018!
In January 2019 we will be taking a team of 12 AMAZING woman to Finland to complete a snow Triathlon consisting of Husky Sledding, Snow Shoeing & Cross Country Skiing! As well as raising vital funds for charity, these women are pushing themselves way out of their comfort zones and learning to see fitness as something other than weight loss or punishment for over eating..... they see it as challenging, motivating, inspiring, taking them to new places, meeting new people, learning a skill, overcoming fears, pushing their body...... Meet Cat.... “ I am a mother to three girls and a youth worker for Bury Council, whom works with young carers, children leaving care and young people with disabilities. As well as this, she I also do the odd fitness class, such as Zumba. I am excited but nervous to do this challenge, due to never having participated in something like this before; it will certainly take me out of my comfort zone. I have been deeply affected by cancer, having lost both my parents and a sister to the disease. I therefore feel like this is a great opportunity for an amazing cause, and I can’t wait to take part.” 😊
In January 2019 we will be taking a team of 12 AMAZING woman to Finland to complete a snow Triathlon consisting of Husky Sledding, Snow Shoeing & Cross Country Skiing! As well as raising vital funds for charity, these women are pushing themselves way out of their comfort zones and learning to see fitness as something other than weight loss or punishment for over eating..... they see it as challenging, motivating, inspiring, taking them to new places, meeting new people, learning a skill, overcoming fears, pushing their body.Meet Claire....
“I am a 54 year old wife, mother and grandmother.
Celebrating being alive 8 years after breast cancer diagnosis.
Completing this challenge in honour of my friend Tracy who sadly lost her battle with cancer this year.”
We interrupt your Monday with a VERY important post! Everyone this is Tofu. Tofu is in a school dress — and we can't deal. 😭
We've been very delighted to see so many pups in school dresses this year, so thank you to all the #doitinadress participants who are including their pups in their fundraising! Here's to everyone — doggos included — who are supporting girls' education!
It's official... Legacy in Western Australia made history when the Perth and Fremantle Boards of Management joined with Torchbearers for Legacy to unite as one entity, the Legacy Club of Western Australia Incorporated. Thank you to all those in the Legacy family that made this historical change possible and we look forward to the future of Legacy WA.
Mission accomplished, trek complete and fly home tomorrow. This trek was no joke, a couple of days in & we were 6 people down due to illness, 1 of which was our guide. 2 people were hospitalised and another person ended up in a hyperbaric chamber. Thankfully they all recovered and rejoined the trek. We also had 1 person go home with a broken ankle. We walked 6k, 13.5k, 14.5k, 23k, 21k, 12.5k & reached 4460m. We had several early starts, when I say early I'm talking about 04.00 rise from a tent that was covered in ice. It was tough but so worth it. I met some amazing people & have seen some amazing sights. I want to thank everyone that was kind enough to sponsor me, thanks to you I managed to reach my target. #charitychallenge#batterseadogsandcatshome
Medal haul, 100km in 100 days... completed it mate. On a serious note, I am so grateful for all the support I’ve had and everyone that has sponsored me, it means so much! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisingdani100kin100days#macmillancancersupport#charitychallenge
Many of you will be aware, I was out in Morocco with my team from Al Ajar (The Reward) to complete our charity challenge trekking through the Sahara Desert as well as visiting an Orphanage in Marrakesh.
In the desert we had to combat through sandstorms, torrential downpours and the blistering temperatures. We covered approximately 30 miles over two days with an overnight stay with Bedouins at a readymade basecamp.
We then visited ‘The Children’s House’ which is the home of 350+ orphans. I don’t even know how to begin describing the majestic experience we had on this eventful day, mere words won’t be able to do any justice.
In every room we entered, we were met by a heartwarming reception, huge big elegant smiles and this alone won our hearts.
After interacting with the little gems playing various sports and other fun games we served dinner and sat down to eat together.
The whole experience was sensational, eye opening and very humbling indeed - something we will cherish forever.
A big thank you to Yas @uniquechildrenscharity who contributed 50% towards the expenses of the new sports equipment and meal given out on the day- charities working together to make a difference.
Al Ajar Foundation raised just under £20,000 over the last 6 months for this project (orphans and water wells) and this would not have been possible without your continuous support. Team Al Ajar would like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who has donated. YOU are the ones who have made this project successful.
The money raised will be split 50/50 towards our chosen causes. I haven’t mentioned our water well project due to ongoing negotiations but we are looking to help out in providing water facilities in Gambia, inshall’Allah. Once we have more information I will keep you informed.
May Allah swt accept it from you and I. Ameen ❤️ For more info, please check out our website at www.alajar.co.uk