Ashleigh Boden, a Rainbow and Brownie Leader from Girlguiding Wirral County has decided to take action for cause she cares about, by organising a sky dive fundraiser.
Ashleigh heard about the charity, whilst leading both her groups through the Claire House Challenge Badge. This educational challenge, developed by a core team of volunteers within Girlguiding North West England, in conjunction with Claire House, encourages girls to learn about different disabilities through fun and exciting activities.
One section of the challenge focuses on supporting the local community, through promoting and fundraising for local hospices. After completing the challenge with her groups, Ashleigh decided to go the extra-mile to support Claire House Children’s Hospice and fundraise for them through cake sales, stalls, and jumping 10,000 feet out of a moving aeroplane!
Ashleigh undertook the sky dive jump over the weekend, and is well on her way to reaching her fundraising target of £450.
Ashleigh, aged 20, said: “Volunteering for Girlguiding is such a rewarding experience and it’s been wonderful to work with so many young women and girls over the years and see the difference guiding makes to their lives. Fundraising for Claire House has given me a great sense of achievement, knowing that what we are doing is going to a great cause to help others.”
Avril, a Community Fundraiser at Claire House said: “I have absolutely loved visiting Ashleigh’s Girlguiding units, all the girls were so eager and enthusiastic to learn and understand more about Claire House and disabilities. With amazing people like Ashleigh, we can help families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher. The money which has been raised will enable Claire House to reach more families who desperately need our support.”
If you're interested in the Claire House Challenge, then check it out on our website here.