Team greensplash set to trek for charity
Two brave members of team greensplash are set to complete a mammoth trek across Iceland, and all in the name of charity.
Stacey Hughes, Graphic Designer, and Sarah Kavanagh, Account Executive, will be braving the elements to complete a gruelling 52-mile trek across just two days on the 23rd – 24th July. Both Stacey and Sarah, have been training hard together and with family and friends, to ensure that they complete this amazing achievement and have chance to enjoy the Icelandic experience.
Supporting great local charities, Sarah is aiming to raise as much money as she possibly can for Amelia’s Voice, which was set up in aid of 7-year-old Amelia Grace who was diagnosed with Dystonic Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia when she was only 18 months old.
Whilst Amelia has an eye gaze communication aid at school, the organisation is dedicated to raising funds so Amelia can have access to her own aid, which would be a huge help in all aspects of her daily life.
When asked about her chosen charity, Sarah commented: “Amelia’s Voice is a cause close to my heart and raising money will go a long way towards getting Amelia the equipment she needs to communicate in all aspects of life from education to day to day tasks and most importantly fun.”
Stacey is setting her sights on raising money for her chosen charity Mind, the mental health charity. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The organisation campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, and supports over 375,000 people across England and Wales.
Stacey said, when asked about the trek said: “I have had difficulties with my mental health at different points of my life and I have been working hard to look after it. Having been open with those around me, it has amazed me how many people have been affected by mental health in some way.
“Mind has been a source of information for me, which has helped me to understand some of the conditions and enabled me to help others around me in the best way I can.”
Anyone who would like to support the charities can visit the following online just giving pages:
Good luck girls.