This will be a blog post (long overdue I might add ;-)) telling you all about a couple of charities I support. For both of these heart warming charities I spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and through the use of merchandise I have purchased from them.
First of all, let me tell you about ‘Keep The Beat’:
They are an East Midlands based charity here in the UK, started by people who have had personal experiences with child heart problems. They are “A Charity Established to give hope & support to those affected by congenital heart defects. A special interest in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome“. Strong supporters of keeping the children’s heart surgery and ECMO unit at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, they have petitioned and battled their way with phenomenal success.
I took an interest in this charity due to the personal experiences of a few people near and dear to me. I have always been passionate when it comes to charities that support vulnerable children, whether it be bullying, homelessness or physical and mental health. To this end, I purchased a t-shirt from them to show my support:
Ten pounds well spent! I wear it as much as I can when I am out and about and I have had a few people reading me to see what it is I have to say
If you want to show your support then head on over to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keepthebeat/207436135950744
Or you could check them out at their website: http://www.keepthebeat.co.uk/site/
Now for my second charity – RACPA UK – Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK.
These guys are a great bunch of people as I know a few of the big supporters and sponsors. RACPA UK aim to help stamp out the atrocity that is child pornography – a vile and sickening element that needs to be extinguished! Here is their main mission:
“Working hard and making a noise for the silent victims of child pornography and sexual abuse!
We Don’t Want Your Money… We Want Change!
The mission is to raise awareness of child pornography, sexual abuse, and abuse of all kinds, no matter whether it be it physical, emotional, psychological or in any other form, and whether it takes place in the Internet, at home, in schools or in public.“
From them I bought a wristband and a t-shirt:
A worthy charity? HELL YES! What else could be better than supporting these incredibly big-hearted guys? I can tell you something else awesome about them – The L’arpies! What is a L’arpie? Little ‘Appy Rock People – the official mascots of RACPA UK!
These cuddly little guys are made by the girls from the RACPA UK team. These ladies, I might add, are absolutely lovely to say the least!
I could go on and on about the charity and the L’arpie girls, but time is precious so why not go check them out!
RACPA UK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Against-Child-Pornography-and-Abuse-UK/116023968415903
RACPA UK website: http://www.racpauk.org/index.html
L’arpie Rock on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larpie.rock?fref=ts
Check them out and tell them Andy Wood sent you!
Thank you to all who took the time to read this and I hope you show your support to these worthy charities!!!