ihelpuk.com is the brainchild of freelance journalist Sally Brockway, 46 a mother-of-three who lives in Surrey.
“It all started when a friend forwarded a blog written by 15-year-old cancer sufferer Alice Pyne. ‘Can you help Alice?’ the message asked. I contacted a few companies on the young girl’s behalf and I passed the message on. So did millions of others. Alice’s bucket list went global. She hit the headlines and people from across the globe, stepped in to make her wishes come true.
“That evening, I saw a BBC documentary called Poor Kids and watched bright, articulate children talk about the extreme poverty they have to endure through no fault of their own. One boy Sam, 12 was bullied because he had to wear his sister’s old shirt to school – his single dad couldn’t afford to buy him a new one. More than 700 people responded on the BBC’s website, asking if they could help these families. Hundreds wanted to buy Sam a new shirt. I was deeply moved by this. Here was the Big Society in action. Here was hope.
“To me, ihelpuk.com is the natural next step. A website with the sole aim of helping us to help each other.”
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