The project created by Andy West in the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program to collect Christmas presents for underprivileged St Albans children has led to long term support of the Home-Start Charity by First Capital Connect.
Home-Start provides support to families and their children in need, and was the vehicle through which West’s project collected presents through donations from commuters. First Capital Connect supported West’s project, and is now offering long-term support to the Home-Start charity, according to the St Albans and Harpenden Review.
FCC will arrange fundraising events, donate raffle prizes, and arrange for days out for Home-Start support families. According to a Home-Start spokesperson,
“”This initiative will see local commuters becoming more aware of the vital work we do with families, through information displays at the stations. Schemes will benefit from money raised at the stations, through events such as carol singing at Christmas.”
The second annual Tattoo-a-tho,n created by Jordan Gray in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program in Cape Town, with the goal of helping kids battle cancer, took place on March 29. Twelve tattoo studios around South Africa participated in the event, which raised about $8,000 in 2012.
This year’s event was expected to raise even more money, with each studio donating a portion of the proceeds to the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. This year, the event became truly national, as studios from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban joined those in Cape Town to raise money for the foundation.
Asim Kahn’s project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme in London was ‘Inspire Pakistan Day’, a day to inspire people and create a positive view of Pakistan. The day is being held January 14th, and is being supported by universities, government agencies and some local celebrities.
The project is promoting events that raise awareness of Pakistan’s achievements, cultural diversity and natural beauty, as well as highlighting Pakistanis abroad. To see more and look at news coverage about the day, visit Inspire Pakistan.
One man has been at work creating a film celebrating the lives of seniors in the town of Lewes, according to a blog about local projects created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. Steve Lovell shares why he undertook the project:
“I want to build an archive of lives experienced in Lewes that could be built on in future years. There are some amazing stories out there that may otherwise be lost to time.”
A participant in the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Programme in London named London has created a fundraiser to support the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali, which supports more than 50 children between the ages of 2 and 18.
Leadership and Self Development received the following report of a Landmark SELP project that was a fundraiser created by Paula Bradley in Ireland to support those with brain injuries. Read below:
A bumper cake sale for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland was held on Sunday November 18th in Greystones Co Wicklow. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (www.abiireland.ie ) is a nationwide charity founded by members of my family, providing and developing services for families living with acquired brain injury. Over 18 helpers volunteered their services for the day selling cakes and providing cups of tea. The day included cakes, buns, refreshments, spot prizes and a raffle. We got fantastic support from community and friends. Over €1000 was raised to further develop services in the area.
There is an estimated 10,000 people per year who experience an ABI in Ireland today. Coming from a need to support their 41 year old brother Peter return to his own community, after a severe head injury, and placed in an Alzheimer’s unit, members of the Bradley family formed the Peter Bradley Foundation, (now ABI Ireland). Since setting up in 2001, with Peter back in his own home, there are now 16 houses across Ireland and over 500 clients being provided with much needed community based neuro rehabilitation services (having sustained a head injury or acquired a brain injury from other causes; such as stroke, falls, sports injuries, assaults and encephalitis.
ABI Ireland (see www.ABIIreland.ie) supports families living with brain injury by providing both residential and home & community services to have people be independent in their own community and by providing specialist information and training for carers and family (eg BRAIN AWARE programme).