In support of the Parenta Trust, the charitable arm of the Parenta Group of Companies, nine-year-old Maddie and seven-year-old Bella led a group of school children on a charity bike ride to raise money and help build a school for less fortunate children in Uganda.
The daughters of Parenta co-founder Allan Presland, were joined by a group of friends cycling twice around Maidstone’s Mote Park.
“The girls were moved by what they had seen on Comic Relief and wanted to make a difference,” said Allan. “Their passion and enthusiasm convinced a group of friends to join the ride, and their efforts were rewarded with more than £800 of sponsorship money which will help the very youngest and neediest in Uganda.”
Allan is a trustee of the Parenta Trust, which was created to help those who care for children in circumstances which those of us in the UK and other parts of the developed world can barely comprehend.
The Trust has recently joined forces with an organisation in Uganda called Fields of Life, a charity that has built over 100 schools and freshwater boreholes across Eastern Africa, to provide pre-school education and clean drinking water in the most poverty-stricken areas.
By working with the charity, 93p of every pound raised will be effectively spent on the ground in Uganda – without any administration costs to the Trust.
With a number of fundraising campaigns underway including a trek up Uganda’s highest mountain, the Parenta Trust has shown that Parenta’s commitment to ‘helping those who care for children’ extends far beyond the UK’s boundaries. The Trust’s new website offers a range of options to get involved in the work in Uganda – from making donations, sponsoring a child or visiting one of the kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and orphanages it supports.
To find out how you can donate or for more information and the latest news from the Parenta Trust, please visit www.parentatrust.org.
For further information, please contact David Ing at CFA on:
Telephone: 01622 754295
Notes to editor:
All around the world there are people who dedicate some or all of their time to improve the lives of children, whether it’s a full time business or simply a desire to share a skill, sport, culture or value.
These people dedicate their time, not to get rich, but to improve and enhance the lives of the next generation. Everyone can remember a coach, mentor, teacher or leader who made a positive impact on their life.
However, it’s no longer possible to simply throw open your door and welcome children to a new experience. Carers face inescapable requirements like keeping records, planning activities, producing financial reports, gaining qualifications, sharing experiences, promoting their services and accepting a duty of care for the children they look after.
Our role is to stop these inescapable requirements from getting in their way, and allow them to spend as much time as possible doing the thing they’re passionate about!
By constantly innovating and embracing technology we make the job of helping children as easy and distraction free as possible. By lowering the hurdles that are placed in their path, we help carers focus on doing what they do best. Our purpose is to help those who care for children.
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