NEWS AND EVENTS

Children’s charity encourages public to ‘get muddy’ for crucial services

30th June 2021

The team of Fresh Start, new beginnings (FSNB) is calling on individuals and businesses to consider taking part in this year’s ‘Whole Hog’ to help raise funds for its crucial services.

The five-mile race which takes place on the 10th October near Woodbridge, features 30 obstacles and sees entrants getting wet and muddy in efforts to raise funds for their chosen charity. FSNB provides therapeutic services to children and young people under the age of 18 who have been victims of sexual abuse. Based in Ipswich, the charity has therapy centres across Norfolk and Suffolk and helps around 200 young people and their family members in East Anglia every year.

A keen supporter of FSNB has already rallied the troops to take on the challenge. Chantelle Tyrrell from Norwich, who has previously volunteered for the charity, has brought together a team of 16, made up of her family members and friends and is already looking forward to getting wet and muddy to help boost crucial income.

Since the onset of the Covid pandemic, the charity’s opportunities to fundraise have drastically reduced and it is calling on supporters such as Chantelle to get involved with fun events to support its services.

The Whole Hog remains open for entries and FSNB Managing Director, Patsy Johnson-Cisse is encouraging budding ‘mud runners’ to get involved in support of the charity.

She explains: “We’re so grateful to Chantelle for corralling her friends and family members to help raise funds that are so crucial to us in delivering our services.

“Almost all of our fundraising events and opportunities have been cancelled in the last year. We’ve been lucky to receive funding to help us continue our work, but now that events are returning, we would love more people like Chantelle to take on these brilliant challenges whilst also helping our charity to help even more young people on our waiting list.”

Chantelle Tyrrell said: “As a mum, my biggest fear in life is that something tragic could happen to my boys. It’s absolutely gut wrenching to know that child sexual abuse takes place, I just can’t get my head around it.

“The support and services that FSNB offers are vital and we all need to do our part to raise funds, so they can continue to help innocent victims, children and their families recover from such traumatic abuse and give them the chance of a brighter more secure future. ”

More information on the Whole Hog can be found at https://wholehograces.co.uk/

Information on Fresh Start new beginnings can be found at https://www.fsnb.org.uk/.