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Raising money and what it teaches our children

One great thing to do when you’re teaching children about money is to get them involved in some kind of fund raising. Whether this is for a charitable cause, or something they want to achieve themselves, fundraising helps children to appreciate the work that is required to save a lot of money. They also learn to really appreciate the value that money can have.

In this blog post, we just wanted to show off some of the fundraising efforts made by our talented goHenry members. Here are a couple of goHenry members that are doing a great job of raising money.

Kathryn, 12 years, arranging a sponsored run

Kathryn is arranging a sponsored run for her school peers in order to raise money for the Adam Millichip Foundation. he charity aims to help people with disabilities to be able to take part in sport.
In her video below you can see her efforts to persuade the year sevens at her school to raise at least £5. Very convincing if you ask me! And it obviously worked on her peers too because Kathryn's campaign raised over £1,000.

Watch the video here

Ross and Johnny Thompson, 16 and 13 years, raising money to participate in RYA British Youth Sailing Team

Ross and Johnny have been selected to compete for RYA British Youth Sailing in the Under 17 Worlds and Euros teams. In order to be able to cover the costs of competing, they need to raise sponsorship from companies. Their mum Angela thinks it is really important for the boys to be responsible for raising their own sponsorship:

“I feel it is really important that they understand the value of money and have involvement in funding their sailing ambitions. One thing they have done is to set up a crowdfunding page to raise funds.”

You can follow their success on their facebook page here.

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I’m the Community Manager at goHenry, a unique solution that makes managing pocket money really easy for parents whilst empowering young people to earn, save and spend responsibly. My colleagues and I are passionate about giving families the tools they need to have positive conversations with their children about money and how technology can become a part of that. I love talking to parents about their family’s experiences as well as researching and writing about stuff that can help children achieve great things as they grow up!

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