From today, everyone in England is facing the challenge of a new lockdown for the next four weeks in the battle to prevent the spread of Covid-19. It’s not quite as strict as the first lockdown in March so some of us will have a daily routine and social contact in school and work. But others will be stuck at home again with very limited leisure and social activities available to them. We all need to find ways to occupy, entertain and keep us mentally and physically strong through the next four weeks.
A great way to help yourself and others is to set a fundraising project or goal at home. You can set yourself a challenge and at the same time know you are helping children in Colombia who desperately need support in these difficult times.
There are over a million confirmed cases across Colombia. Admissions to the Hogares Luz y Vida residential home in Bogotá increased by 10% to the end of June 2020. They are now caring for 230 children with severe mental and physical health conditions who need extra special care as they are particularly vulnerable to the risk of Covid-19.
Covid-19 has hit families especially hard in the Colombian Amazon where Natütama staff have been helping to distribute urgently needed food and medical supplies. Fénix is working hard to provide psychological and educational support for young students experiencing lockdown in potentially abusive or dangerous conditions.
Do something to help them and yourself – keep your mind and body healthy with a fundraising challenge from the comfort of your own home! No matter what you do – cooking, exercising, healthy eating/lifestyle, home or garden projects – collect vital donations for us with a free fundraising page from @GiveasyouLive > https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/charity/childrenofcolombia?
Have fun, keep busy and let us know how you are getting on – we’d love to share your experiences!