SOS Africa's appeal to Somerset for 100 years of education for deprived children
By abbie_taunton | Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 15:06
Local charity SOS Africa are on a mission to secure 100 years of education for deprived African children as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.
The children SOS Africa support through education and care
It costs £240 to secure a year's education for one underprivileged child and SOS Africa are hoping to raise £24,000 to secure 100 years of education for children in deprived areas.
The Shepton Mallet based charity are appealing to businesses across Somerset for help in raising these funds.
Charity founder, Matt Crowcombe, said: "To make this challenge possible we do need the help of local businesses.
"A small donation can make a huge difference to a child's education, especially as the charity guarantees that every penny donated will be invested in education.
"The charity is asking for donations of £240 to buy a year's education for an underprivileged child."
He added: "Last July for example, local business, Roadhogs committed to providing SOS Africa with monthly sponsorship to help us add more children to our education programme in Mafikeng.
The progress of this challenge will be displayed on the SOS Africa website and in the charity's new and larger Shepton Mallet shop when it opens this April.
SOS Africa will also be holding a 100m sponsored Zip Wire Challenge from the top of Cranmore Tower in Somerset to raise the much needed funds.
Matt Crowcombe added: "Since SOS Africa was founded in 2003 the charity has received an overwhelming amount of support from local people.
"Many have participated in a number of fundraising events which have played an integral role in the growth of our organisation and the numbers of underprivileged children we have empowered through education."
You can keep updated on the charity's progress with their Challenge to Secure 100 Years of Education in Africa, as well as their fundraising events, on the SOS Africa website.
Alternatively you can contact SOS Africa for more iformation.