Make it Worthwhile
I was asked by a number of people if I was doing this to raise money for anyone. If my adventure has inspired you to want to give something (or even if it hasn't but you want to do it anyway), well that would be just super! If you can't think of a charity, why not consider one of the ones below. To help you further I have set up a JustGiving page for these two charities through which you can donate securely. Please just click on the links - so easy. If you can't decide, or you can't move for all that burdensome cash in your pocket, why not give to both! Thanks.
BasicNeeds works to bring about a lasting change in the lives of mentally ill people around the world.
By ensuring that their basic needs are met and their basic rights are respected, BasicNeeds aim to give hope to the thousands of people who struggle daily with a lack of treatment and the stigma surrounding their disease.
Called the Model for Mental Health and Development, they address both people's illnesses and their poverty to lead to a sustainable recovery.
BasicNeeds work to help mentally ill people by giving them access to community based treatment so that their illnesses can be stabilised and they can get back to a normal life.
Through building the capacity of communities, partner organisations and primary health care workers BasicNeeds help stop the stigma surrounding mental illness.
By providing opportunities for sustainable livelihoods they give mentally ill people a chance to work and contribute to their family income.
For more information about the work of BasicNeeds, please visit www.basicneeds.org
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.
WaterAid work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.
They also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
For more information about the work of WaterAid, please visit www.wateraid.org