AT HAPUK we’re always keen to hear from EMDR colleagues who would like to raise funds for our projects in fun and interesting ways.
The latest EMDR enthusiast to be doing this is Charmain Berry, who’s planning to run a marathon in early 2013. (Sadly she had to pull out of the Chester marathon in October with an injured foot…)
You can easily and quickly contribute to her fund at the CharityGiving website (with which HAP UK is registered), where she writes:
“HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Programme) UK and Ireland is a wonderful charity which provides real work on the ground helping trauma victims around the world.
Recent projects include helping children return to the water following the tsunami, helping children traumatised by war in Bosnia, and helping New Zealand earthquake victims.
EMDR trainers and consultants offer their services voluntarily with the goal of alleviating suffering caused through conflict and natural disasters.
In this way the work they do as volunteers continues to help and empower communities long after the volunteers have left.
This really is a fabulous charity, carrying out incredible humanitarian work.”
Charmain adds that she has been training really hard, running significant distances every single day come rain or shine, sacrificing any opportunities for a lie-in for some time now in order to prepare for the marathon.
With her, we ask that you dig as deep as you can in support of this fabulous charity. As Charmain concludes, “Please spread the word and help us to raise awareness and funds for this truly amazing cause. ‘The ripple effect of healing and hope must be allowed to perpetuate, so the cycle of suffering can be broken’.”
HAPUK Trustee Mark Brayne (right), for example, a Cirencester-based EMDR Consultant, raised more than £1500 with his plans to pedal across Europe and Asia to Hanoi (with some help from trains across Siberia).
In the event, sadly, he had to turn back for health reasons in The Netherlands, but his generous sponsors kindly agreed to their donations being passed on nonetheless. More details at (dreadful pun, he agrees) www.psychlotherapist.com.
In another recent project, fellow HAPUK Trustee Michael Tidbury raised helpful funds for the cause with a trek in 2010 along the Inca Pathways of Choquequirao in Peru.
His fascinating report is posted at the Charity Giving website, and well worth a read. If you like, it’s still possible to contribute to that fund.
HAPUK would love to hear from you if you have your own ideas for fundraising for the important trauma support work we sponsor around the world.