Gok Wan, fashionista, style guru and TV presenter is supporting local charity Life Education Wessex and it’s fundraising initiative Harold’s Challenge which aims to raise £50,000 to help teach children to make healthy lifestyle choices regarding the effects of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and food as they grow up.
Gok Wan is famed for telling women ‘how to look good naked’ and he’s also worked with young people, filming a documentary on child obesity ‘Too Fat Too Young’ and explored the modern day issues our teenagers are facing including sexuality, online-bullying and eating disorders in Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth. Life education Wessex is Gok Wan’s charity of the month for May.
Harold’s challenge is to raise vital funds to help give children from the ages of three to 13 the education to help them be active, be healthy, be happy as they grow up. Making the best choices when it comes to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and food.
Life Education Wessex launched Harold’s challenge on 18 April.
Harold, is the charity’s puppet character used in classrooms to engage with young children about health and food, and the effects of drinking, smoking and taking drugs. Harold is a familiar face for 60,000 local school children.
Lorraine Hewitt, fundraising manager explained: “We are so pleased to have Gok’s support. With Gok’s backing we hope to engage with even more people. Harold has set the challenge to us all to complete one or more challenges to help Life Education Wessex reach its target of 1,000 individual challenges or to raise £50,000 in the coming 12 months.
“You can do anything to take part in Harold’s challenge, so long as it’s active and healthy. So whether you like to run, swim, jump, walk, ride a bike, play golf, or just want to invite your friends round for a healthy charity dinner, there’s a way you can easily raise money for Life Education Wessex.”
To register your interest in taking up a challenge or just to find out more about Life Education Wessex www.lifeeducationwessex.org.uk