Although our target was £3500, this year we successfully raised £1000 for the Black Child Agenda. On receiving the funds Founder Cheryl Phoenix said: "thank you. You don't understand how much it's needed. I can actually get the website done; that's the main thing. I so appreciate you guys."
We wish to thank all those who supported our campaign this year and welcome the continued supported all concerned with enabling better futures for our young people.
The PENN's Fundraising activities 2019
We are pleased to be back this year with some exciting fundraising activities to support good causes. We will soon be announcing when you can register for these and as always look forward to your help in reaching our target. Thank you again for your support of our activities in 2017 - because of you we raised over £3000 to support Odoi Atsem Memorial Preparatory School in Ghana. This year we are proud to be fundraising for the Black Child Agenda, a UK based advocacy aimed at tackling the 'school to prison pipeline', discrimination and racism faced by black children and families.
Our target is £3500 - to help the Black Child Agenda meet some of their resource needs - with your help we can do it! You might like to support our Crowdfunder Campaign also.
Vegan/Raw Health Challenge*
This Challenge is back! Join our members for this healthy eating, lifestyle changing activity. You decide how long you want to do the challenge for, but it must be between 1-4 weeks.
As before - it's up to you how you do it you can either do a strictly Vegan, combine Vegan and Raw meals or do all Raw. Invite as many of your family and friends to sponsor you and you can ask others to join in too! It would be great to see how well this challenge is taken up compared to last time.
When to start? You may start your challenge any time from Friday 12th April 2019, aiming to complete it by Friday 24th May 201. Do make sure you take time to prepare for the challenge. And good luck!
4 weeks Fasting**
*The PENN is not recommending a particular diet with this challenge. It is your decision and full responsibility to take up the challenge following medical advice, where health is a serious concern. We are therefore not liable for unexpected outcomes should you opt to take up this challenge.
If you're interested in the Vegan/Raw Challenge there are some useful sources, like Leah Salmon's book on raw food, available on the Naturally You Coach website.
This is another BIG health and lifestyle challenge. A few of our members will do a half day fast for between 2-4 weeks. You only have water during the day and break the fast with a light meal from 6.00pm.
As with the Vegan/Raw Challenge - You may start your challenge any time from Friday 5th April 2019, aiming to complete it by Friday 24th May 2019.
There is a bonus for you if you take up the challenge. On completion you will receive a complementary copy of the 10th anniversary Edition of the Nubia Pamper Day Cleanse & Renu Fasting Guide, published by Way Wive Wordz. It has exciting, easy to make vegan recipes and basic easy to follow tips on fasting. You will have advice and tips along the way through our Newsletter - and we look forward to you sharing you progress with us.
**Do not attempt this challenge if you have serious health complications without consulting your health care provider.
The 5K Run
The last time we had a 10k challenge, which was gruelling for those who took part. This time we'll leave you the option of taking up a 10k to help us raise funds. But a couple of our members will do a 5k run which we hope to get lots of sponsors for. We'll share more details about this shortly but if you have one you're already hoping to do, why not consider doing it as part of our fundraising activities this year?
The aim, as with all the challenges is to get your family and friends to sponsor you and help us raise funds for educational needs in deprived communities. To take place June 22nd in Battersea Park. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED.
Participants in the 10k Run in 2017
**The PENN is not recommending a particular 5k run. It is your decision and full responsibility to take up the challenge following medical advice and where health is a serious concern. We are therefore not liable for unexpected outcomes should you opt to take up this challenge.
The Big Line Dance in the park
is BACK too
This was a popular finale last time and we're sure more of you will take part. For those of you who enjoy shimmying in groups and showing off your dancing skills, this is perfect for you. We invite dance groups across London to take part. If you have any suggestions do let us!
Do your own challenge!
You may prefer to do your own challenge. Go for it! Get your friends, family and co workers to support you or join you in your unique challenge to help us raise funds and reach our target. Tell us what you have in mind and we will support you and try to encourage others who might be interested to join in!
Just want to donate?
No problem! We're flexible about how you help us achieve our target. If you would like to donate without getting sweaty and flustered, you can send us a donation through our GET INVOLVED or DONATE pages.
If you are an organisation that shares an interest in what we do, why not sponsor us? By getting your staff involved with some of our challenges this is a great way to encourage team bonding. At the end of our activities, we’ll invite you to share the success story you help us achieve. We’re happy to discuss how we can work together on this and other projects. So get in touch through our contact page.