Raising Money for the NSPCC
By Antony Reynolds on May 14, 2009
One of Oracles chosen charities in the UK is the NSPCC, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. It is the only children's charity with statutory powers, enabling it to act to safeguard children. In the UK it is well known for running Child Line, a 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.
This year together with a number of other Oracle UK employees I will be participating in the Three Peaks Challenge in July - climbing to the top of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, all within 24 hours.
This will be no mean feat - it involves making your own sandwiches as well as walking for 15 hours/30 miles up/down over 10,000 feet interspersed with 500miles of driving. I've been walking up and down stairs in the office for weeks in preparation.
If you would like to sponsor me in this somewhat madcap activity, then donations can be made via PayPal, Credit or Debit Card at my Justgiving site. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
So go ahead, sponsor me!