The Little People UK Fundraising Team are a group of avid fundraisers, who are prepared to offer advice and support to anyone wanting fundsraise for Little People UK. Each member of the Fundraising Team has themselves held multiple fundraisers e.g. bake sales, quiz nights, fun days etc. and know the hard work which goes into organising an event.
The Fundraising Team are:
My name is kay kelly, I am 31 years old from Southend-on-Sea and a Beauty Therapist .
I have an uncle with achondroplasia born to average height parents with 4 average height siblings. Growing up I have been very aware of the difficulties that the condition has brought to my uncle, wether with everyday tasks we all take for granted or with medical ailments that come as a result of the condition. As well as the social torment that is still very apparent.
After finding out about the charity in 2015 I felt compelled to start fundraising for them as well as trying to raise awareness of the condition itself. I regularly run raffles and fundraisers as well as taking an active roll in the fundraising sub committee .
The work the charity does by providing both emotional and physical support to those with the condition, as well as their surrounding friends and family is incredibly important.
My name is Danielle, i'm 18 years old and I am currently a university student studying for my BA Youth Work degree. I have been a part of Little People UK since day one, and cannot put into words how my life has been turned around. LPUK helped shine a light on the positives of living with dwarfism, and helped me to embrace even the difficult days. I believe that living with dwarfism is what made me want to follow my chosen career path, I know from experience that sometimes the world can be a scary place, everyone needs someone they can turn to.... Luckily for me I had LPUK.
Over the last 6 years I have held a variety of charity events and am looking forward to doing lots more in the upcoming future. For me fundraising isn't just about raising money, its about bringing everyone together.. raising awareness as well as much needed funds.
Little People Uk has come a long way since we started, supporting hundreds of members from all different walks of life, breaking down societies boundaries and educating others of the condition. I hope in my work I can continue to make this happen and support those who may be struggling like I was. Little People UK are my family and i'm so proud to be a part of something so special.