In July, De Lacy Academy’s drama group performed their play ‘Missing Marcie’ to a paying audience. This play was about a girl going missing and follows the story of her family during this difficult time. Through this performance, they raised vital awareness of the issue of missing.
In addition to this, the group hosted a bake sale to raise money for the families affected by a disappearance too.
In August, after hearing about the support Missing People offer to anyone affected by disappearance, Ryan was eager to raise money to fund these services. He aimed to raise money through 3 main activities: a collection pot at his place of work, a quiz and a sponsored leg wax.
Altogether, after completing his leg wax in September, Ryan has raised around £1,000 for us!
We asked our Online Chat volunteer Lily a few questions about her volunteering experience with Missing People.
In her role, she engages in 1:1 chats over an online chat function with individuals who reach out for support. People will chat to her for different reasons. Many chatters are individuals who are missing themselves, thinking of going missing, or are family/friends of individuals who are missing whilst others could be experiencing mental or financial difficulties.
We spoke with Phil Hodkinson about his fundraising efforts after raising nearly £900,000 for charities close to his heart. Most recently more than £41,000 was raised by Phil last month in the Pedal Taiwan Eight Hour Challenge for Missing People.
Having raised so much money for us and other charities we were intrigued to hear his responses in the Q&A. Discover what inspires Phil to fundraise, how he chooses the charities to support and more.