Will you be one of the 100 businesses and individuals sponsoring £100 to reach the £10,000 target?

According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the UK entered 2024 with ‘unacceptably high levels of poverty’ and the future remains ‘deeply worrying’.

Across the world nearly 10% of the global population, about 700 million people, live in extreme poverty and experts predict these figures will continue to rise as a result of the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, conflicts and extreme weather.

There is clearly much to do and at People against Poverty we are driven and determined to do more in 2024 and beyond! We may be small, but we have a big impact in the places where we work, an impact which is tangible and demonstrable in the lives of those we support, most of whom we know by name.

As part of our drive to do more, our CEO is taking on an ambitious Steps for Change challenge – to get fit enough to do the Birmingham Great Run 10km on 5 May, and then continue to do 10km every week until she reaches her fundraising target of £10,000.

Belinda says “with recent figures showing poverty levels are rising in the UK and in many countries around the world, we need to do as much as we can. I’m not a runner, nor very physically fit, but I am pushing myself to raise much needed income so we can do more in 2024 and beyond to help people find a sustainable pathway out of poverty.”

To meet the target Belinda is hoping to find 100 businesses and individuals who can sponsor £100. Can you be one? At this challenging time for so many in the UK and overseas please help us help more people find a pathway out of poverty. Sponsors will be listed below (unless you prefer not).

We are of course grateful for any donations, large or small, so please give as generously as you can.

Thank you for your support