"I just want to help make their lives easier and better"
meet Tiharna, our amazing young fundraiser
Tiharna has been fundraising for Plan International UK since she was just seven years old. She has now raised over £4,000 to support children around the world by organising fundraising events at her school.
Tiharna also sponsors two children in Guatemala and Ethiopia, using money from the university fund her mother set up for her. We spoke to Tiharna to find out more about her inspirational fundraising efforts.
What inspired you to start fundraising for Plan International UK?
"When I was younger, around 2-4 years old I was watching TV and I saw an advert for Plan International. I felt that I wanted to do something to help as I have everything and lots of people don’t have anything."
Can you tell us more about how you have fundraised over the years?
"I have organised cupcake sales, dress-down days and an annual 10km walk at my school."
"My favourite event is the 10km walk as more and more people get involved every year, it’s great to see everyone enjoying themselves!"
What do you enjoy most about fundraising?
"I love knowing that the money we raise is helping other people and knowing that with Plan it will help everyone in the community."
Did you face any challenges when fundraising for Plan? How did you overcome them?
"When I first started fundraising it was sometimes difficult to get people involved. But now my fundraising has become bigger and bigger and lots of people want to take part!"
"Getting the school involved has really helped as this means that lots of people find out about it and now it is part of the school calendar."
What advice would you give to others who are thinking of fundraising?
"Make sure that you get as many people involved as possible and ask for help! My mum has helped me with contacting my local paper and my friends help me out a lot."
"Spread the word and tell as many people as possible!"
Tiharna is helping to give children and their communities the chance of a better future. There are lots of ways that you can get involved. Find out more about opportunities to join Team Plan and do something amazing today.