Sparks volunteer takes on Everest
Sarah-Jane Parker from Bushey is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime and trekking to Everest Base Camp in August to raise money for Sparks.
Sarah-Jane was inspired to raise funds for Sparks after spying an advert for the challenge at Loughborough University not long after she successfully climbed Kilimanjaro for charity.
Sarah-Jane recently teamed up with the Raj Garden in Bushey to host a five course meal and raffle for 95 guests. The evening was a great success and raised over £600 for Sparks.
As a small charity, Sparks relies heavily on the support of some wonderful volunteers and this summer, Sarah-Jane is joining the regional fundraising team and gaining some experience in the charity world.
Sarah-Jane comments: “I am so grateful that I have been fortunate in having a healthy life which enables me to take on such challenges, that I really want to try and improve the quality of life for children affected by serious illness and disability, giving them the chance to live a full and active life.
“Children’s medical research is desperately underfunded but there is some great work going on across the UK and Sparks funding is vital in helping this work continue so I am very proud to be a part of it.”
Sean Kelly Spark’s director of fundraising, said: “Sarah-Jane is a fantastic supporter of Sparks. Her fundraising efforts will help us in our mission to help more babies be born healthy and stay healthy. We can’t wait to see Sarah-Jane succeed in this latest challenge to Everest Base Camp. We hope that their dedication will also inspire others to get involved!”
Anyone keen to support Sarah-Jane can donate via www.justgiving.com/sarah-jane-parker.