On 18 September 2021, we will be walking from Cardiff to Nash Point – a distance of approximately 26 miles – in order to raise money for Cardiff Foodbank.
It is a sobering thought that, even in the world’s sixth largest economy, millions are struggling to get access to the food that they need. The UK government is no friend to these individuals; the controversial rollout of Universal Credit, its flagship social security scheme, has resulted in a considerable and rapid increase in food bank usage, and it had to be repeatedly forced into U-turns over its decisions not to extend the free school meals scheme to cover school holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, the pandemic itself has only exacerbated the difficult financial situation faced by many families.
We would be grateful for any contributions you are able to make to our fundraiser – no matter how small – so that we can collectively support a local organisation which does such incredible work in providing emergency food and support to those that desperately need it. You can donate here.
On 19 September 2020, we hiked the South Wales Three Peaks, raising over £750 for Oasis Cardiff. The trek was 22 miles long and covered over 5,400 feet of ascent.
Oasis Cardiff is a charity local to us that supports asylum seekers and refugees to integrate, engage and become involved with their new community. Oasis assists clients from all around the world who have claimed asylum in the UK.
At Write for Humanity we feel passionately that refugees and asylum seekers who have fled horrendous conditions should be treated with respect and welcomed to the UK. Thank you to all those that donated as we know Oasis Cardiff will work tirelessly to achieve this.