Joe Costello Fundraising Challenge for UKBET
Joe completed his fundraising challenge of cycling up Hong Kong's Tai Mo Shan mountain this weekend three times, achieving an elevation of over 3,000m!
Thus far, he has raised £1,350 for UKBET. This is his message to us:
''I really do believe that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world, and the work that UKBET does to bring education, safety and support to those that need it most, especially in such a challenging time, is more important than ever.
So, when I heard about the funding challenges UKBET faced, I turned to my bike, the nearest mountain (which, unfortunately, happened to be the highest one) and friends and family to try and raise funds and awareness so they can continue to do their vital work.
I'm lucky to be able to cycle here in Hong Kong, but taking on 3,000m of climbing in the summer heat and humidity meant it wasn't a walk (cycle) in the park. That's why I'm so grateful to everyone for their support - for believing in the cause, for sharing via their own channels, for being so generous and for showing us they care too.''
Incredible work Joe - thank you so much for your support!
UKBET Education for Change in the Press
Thank you so much for your support and for getting in touch with us following the news items on The Today Programme and BBC World Service.
We have been really touched by the messages and donations we have received as a result of the coverage. Although devastated by the news that the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office funding for UKBET’s project providing basic education, life skills, progression out of child labour for girls in Bangladesh has been withdrawn due to cuts to the overseas aid budget, we're determined to do whatever we can to keep this innovative, transformative work going.
We hugely appreciate any support and all donations - large or small! They will help us to try and plug the funding gap that has been created.
Today is International Day for the Eradication of World Poverty
Extreme poverty pushes children into labour so we work with families to help them send their children to school. Today is the International Day for the Eradication of World Poverty, find out more about our #BrighterSaferFuture campaign https://bit.ly/3lRO29X #EndPoverty #NeverMoreNeeded