Get Active with your family and raise vital funds for the support of adopted children. Many of the children we place have experienced early life trauma; join the Miles for Smiles – every step for adoption campaign to help support them!
Families for Children had been looking for a campaign to launch in 2019 to raise much needed funds for our Family Strengthening Unit and vital adoption support work which aids a child to recover from their early years of abuse or neglect. We also want to let more people know about the work we do and the need for families to come forward to adopt some of the 4500 children waiting to be adopted in the UK. We were generously approached by local sports professional, Ben Knight who had challenged himself to walk/climb the 5 highest peaks in 5 different countries in Western Europe! Ben was looking for a charity to support whilst completing the challenge, he has had personal experience of coaching children in foster care and understands how a family’s support, love and nurturing can help a child realise their ambition – Families for Children fitted his beliefs.
Families for Children have built a campaign around Ben’s personal challenge – we challenge you and your family to collectively (with others!) walk around the world, 24,901 miles between July 7th and October 14th 2019.
We know we can do it with your help!
Minimum entry is £25 sponsorship.
If you walk the miles you will receive a certificate/medal and:
- 10 miles – Teddy key ring
- 50 miles – metal sports bottle
- 100 miles – T-shirt
(subject to availability)
Please set up your fundraising page linked to our campaign and you can watch your sponsorship donations add to our total target of £24,901!
Please go to www.familiesforchildren.org.uk/m4s to complete your registration for the campaign if you have not already done so (this will mean we can send you your gift and certificate for achievement and we can log your miles!)