Get involved: Walk, jog or run to support cancer prevention

Race for Life is the UK’s biggest women-only charity fundraising event. It brings together women and girls from all over the UK to walk, jog or run 5 or 10 kilometers to raise money in order to:

  1. Increase awareness about cancer
  2. Support cancer research
  3. Help cancer patients and their families
  4. Subsidise clinical trials
  5. Support preventative measures
  6. Lobby governments and politicians

Do you want to get involved? If so, why not join me and thousands of other women and girls on Sunday April the 22nd in Málaga.  It costs 8 euros and the distance is 4 kilometers, so, even if running isn´t your cup of tea, you can walk the distance and do something to help the billions of people who are affected by this disease.  To sign up, click this link.

Volunteer for a local charity: Bancosol

Unfortunately, the biggest constant in society, from the origins of civilisation to the present digital age, is the systematic presence of inequality. Man has actively coveted and nurtured the continued existence of inequality. We live in a world where wealth, power, knowledge and justice are in the hands of the few to the detriment of the majority.

Regrettably, it appears to be an insurmountable challenge to change this, partially as a result of man´s natural instinct for greed. However, it seems to me that we can all make a massive difference on a local level.  There are lots of local charities that need your time and your altruism; today say NO to hunger and support Bancosol; it´s time to have a heart of gold.  The big food collection takes place on December the 1st and December the 2nd, and you can make a difference. To find out more about this charity, click here.

Events for Charities: World AIDS Day–Prevent HIV and Aids

World Aids DayWorld AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and it’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support and understanding for people living with HIV and finally, and as importantly, to commemorate people who have died from this disease.

Furthermore, according to a recent study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 37.9% of the reported 26,204 people diagnosed with HIV in Western Europe in 2011 acquired HIV through heterosexual contact. With this horrific statistic in mind, please remember, education and prevention save lives, so if you’re sexually active, use a condom.

Finally, think about what the multinational company Apple said:

‘Every generation is known for something – let’s be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION’

Events for Charities: The Charity Bake off – Bake to Break Global Poverty

vso cake bake offSo, perhaps you want to support a charity but all that running, climbing, cycling or jumping out of planes puts you off. Well, have you ever thought about volunteering your time, or sharing your skills and knowledge by working abroad? Ok, I understand, for many people this just isn’t an option. So, why not bake a cake, a cupcake or even a muffin– who in their right mind doesn’t love eating cakes and buns? In fact, last year the international charity Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) held a Bake Off Event to fundraise in order to support their vision of a world without poverty.

If you want a challenge and an experience of a lifetime, then jump out of your comfort zone and check out how you can get involved with VSO. Indeed, volunteering overseas has always been a pipe dream of mine and hopefully one day I’ll get off my ass and do it.

banana cakeOr perhaps, you just want to bake a cake to give to Janette! Perfect, please bake me a banana cake – here’s a video to help you improve your English skills and your knowledge of baking.

Events for Charities: Race for Life – Beat Cancer

carrera_mujerRace for Life is the UK’s biggest women-only charity fundraising event. It brings together women and girls from all over the UK to walk, jog or run 5 or 10 kilometers to raise money in order to:

  1. Increase awareness about cancer
  2. Support cancer research
  3. Help cancer patients and their families
  4. Subsidise clinical trials
  5. Support preventative measures
  6. Lobby governments and politicians

race for life bristolMy sister and some of her godchildren participate in this event every year. However, you don’t have to go all the way to the UK to get involved because Spain has its own version:’ Carrera de la Mujer Contra el Cáncer’. Consequently, if you want to take part in Málaga’s own Race for Life event and take action to beat cancer, then keep an eye out for the dates.