For last year’s development course, I was asked to create a charity project as part of the course.
My first bit of charity work came on August 27th last year where I decided to take part in my own cycle from Anfield in Liverpool to Old Trafford in Manchester. As I’m a fan of football I thought this would be quite fitting.
The ride took approximately 6 hours with some breaks in between. I was raising money for a charity called Papyrus which is based in my hometown of Warrington. It works to prevent suicide in young people. Having been affected by these issues within my family I thought it would be a good charity to raise money for. Overall, I raised £300 which I was extremely pleased with.
Also, in December while I was away in Ireland with my family for Christmas, I took part in a local open water swim in a small town called Schull on the southwest coast of Ireland. This was to raise money for the Cope Foundation, this is a charity that supports over 2,000 children and adults with disabilities in Ireland. The total amount raised from the swim was £310.
Overall, the charity work was a really good experience and I am looking at completing more charity work in the future as it keeps you active and busy and is a great way to raise funds for charities and those close to them who can really benefit from money raised.
Elliot Joyce, Maxi Warrington Night Team