My name is Kay Kelly, I am 29 years old and from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. I only very recently found out about LPUK.
I follow Warwick on face book and twitter and saw some posts about dwarfism awareness month last October. I shared the posts during that month and looked a little into the charity having not come across it before.
I have an uncle who is a dwarf, born 18 months after my dad Uncy Gee is 4ft 2. From a young age I have been very aware of the difficulties Uncy Gee has come across on a day to day basis, whether it be difficulty with everyday jobs around the home that everyone else may take for granted or the outside worlds perception of little people.
I felt compelled to start spreading the word about LPUK and to help raise funds for them. As well as raising funds and awareness for the charity I am keen to help raise awareness of the condition itself helping to change peoples perceptions.
In February I threw a fundraising event called 'Love for Little People UK' , the event was on Valentines weekend and took place in a local Chinese restaurant. As well as £5 from every ticket sold, I raised funds through a raffle, selling charity merchandise, photo booth donations and Valentines sweetie cones. In total the event raised £843.67.
I am now in training for my next fundraiser the Moonlight Colourthon, an organised 13.1 mile walk around the local town at night, anyone can take part for any (registered) charity they wish to raise funds for. I have opted for a modest £150 goal (but would love to raise more). To donate, please visit my JustGiving page.
Once I have completed the Colourthon I will be moving on to my next fundraiser in September which will be linked with Jeans For Genes day. I will be holding a bake sale and raffle within the beauty salon that I manage.
In between all of the different fundraisers I have created a Fundraising Facebook page where i share all the details of my fundraising plans as well as sharing other fundraising ideas, information videos and links.