February 19, 2012

Big City Sleepin'

My crazy buddy ol' pal Sarah over at A sprinkle of Sarah is quite a fan of doing different events to raise money for charities but this one I’m particularly excited about as it’s not your typical charity event…

Sarah will be sleeping ‘rough’ during the cold British winter/spring in Spitalfield Market on 23rd March in order to raise money for Action for Brazil's Children.

Why? Because 7 million children live on the streets of Brazil and ABC Trust is working hard to provide invaluable help to many of these children. They’re a small charity who work with local communities in Brazil and make sure that children are provided with the basics to have a good education. They also work in the arts and culture, using film, theatre and music to bring about social change.

 Sarah worked for an amazing NGO in Brazil - Central da Cidadania and has seen firsthand the positive impact that sponsorship money from abroad has on the schools and the children. Just £10 can pay for learning materials for 25 children for a month.....!

The money will go to: Circo Picolino, a social circus project - using circus-arts to help at-risk young people and AA Crianca that runs 2 projects - the CEDECA and CASA 20, offering a drop-in centre, providing children with a safe place to go during the day, washing facilities and a secure place to leave their possessions.

We all hear about how strong Brazil's economy is and how powerful it could become... but it won't get anywhere if its children aren't educated or don't have a roof over their heads!

Abraços y Obrigada :)


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