Make a New Year's resolution that will change the world
We are throwing down the gauntlet to Scots making New Year’s resolutions this year and urging them to help change the world for the better in 2020.
According to figures released by the World Bank in 2019, one in ten people in the world, that’s 734 million, are still living in extreme poverty, surviving on just $1.90 a day (£1.42) or less.
To kick off the year, we have announced a whole series of events people can sign up for to help raise money for our work helping people in need across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The money raised will be spent on helping people to grow more food, earn a living, get an education or learn new skills, and get clean water, medicine, shelter and long term support when floods, droughts and disasters strike. Last year alone, SCIAF’s work benefited over 2,752,000 people.
The events include three 5K runs over three days in March around the Kelpies in Falkirk, Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marathon/Half Marathons, 10Ks and Kilomathons, and even abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge.
There is a charge for entering the various events through SCIAF and a minimum sponsorship those taking part must commit to.
Seeing in the New Year is always a time of hope and good intentions as we look with hope at the year ahead and what we want to achieve.