07 Jul 2014

Young Aneesah strides out to raise £1000 for Solidarity Sports

Aneesah Sharif

This June eleven-year old Aneesah Sharif completed a 37-mile walk to raise money for charity. This was no ordinary fundraising walk however. The Edinburgh-based pupil applied as part of a challenge set by the ESMS Junior School in Edinburgh to raise money for a charity of their choosing, linked to the Commonwealth Games and children.

Her walk along the Forth and Clyde Canal, over two days, raised more than £1,000 for Solidarity Sports – a UK charity helping young children achieve their sporting goals.

Helping children reach their sporting potential

Founded in 2007, Solidarity Sports provides access to sports and health initiatives for marginalised communities in London. Through their work with children in disadvantaged areas of the city, the charity strives to boost their confidence and help them build positive memories.

Solidarity Sports achieves this through a range of sporting activities, educational and inspiring trips, and the use of arts to express thoughts and feelings.

Every penny received goes directly to their community work. Funds raised by supporters like Aneesah go towards the rent of sports facilities, after school health clubs, and sport, arts and cookery equipment needed to make the activities a success.

Easy to donate, anywhere in the world

Aneesah said: “It is an easy to use site and Solidarity Sports is registered with it. It has been easy for friends in Dubai, Australia, Canada and London to donate within minutes. Also, BT does not take a commission.”

Headmaster Bryan Lewis praises Aneesah’s efforts: “It was a privilege to walk for almost 40 miles with such young girls and boys who were totally committed to reaching the end of their incredible challenge so that they could raise extraordinary amounts of money for their chosen charities. They should all be very proud of themselves, as am I.”

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