This week in the Pop Up Shop, Frances Heaume will be selling a range of second hand clothes and other items to raise money for The Children's Society.
In August, Frances is traveling to Nepal along with 18 of her fellow students from The University of Birmingham, to complete the 11 day trek through the Himalayas to Everest base camp to raise money for the charity.
Frances said the following about the charity and her trek:
"The charity that I am supporting is The Children's Society, a UK based charity which aims to support children between the ages of 10-18 who have suffered through poverty, neglect and sexual exploitation. It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Too often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard."
"The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects in Birmingham, where I am studying at university, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. They also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future."
"I began fundraising for The Children's Society as part of a project that I am about to embark on with "Choose A Challenge", an organisation which specialises in organising adventurous experiences for students. Its ethos is to introduce a charitable aspect to the overall experience and participants, beyond paying for their own trip, are required to raise funds towards one of Choose A Challenge’s beneficiary charities. For many of the young people participating in the challenges of their choice, it is their first exposure to serious charitable fund raising activities. The combination of challenge with charity is both a unique and an integral part of the programme."