Can you make a Pact for PACT?

Adoption charity Parents And Children Together is appealing for people to take on a charity challenge in 2018 in support of its work.

The charity, which supports families across the south east and beyond through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects, would love to hear from anyone who can make a Pact for PACT and raise funds for its work helping vulnerable children and families.

People can choose from a range of ways to support PACT, from signing up to do a sponsored walk, run or bike ride to holding a cake sale, raffle or quiz.

All money raised will help support the charity’s community projects and post-adoption therapeutic services for families across the Thames Valley.

One man who has already pledged to make a Pact for PACT this year is Andrew McAlley who is running the Brighton Marathon in April on behalf of the charity. Andrew, who was inspired to run for PACT by his fiancée who works in the adoption sector, is busy training and fundraising for the event.

He said: “I’ve never run a marathon before, in fact I’ve never participated in any running events before, but I’m hell-bent on running every single one of the 26.2 miles on the 15th April.

“Since last August I’ve been training regularly, pounding the tarmac in all kinds of weather, trying my best to prepare myself for this. It’s taken up a great deal of my free time, and I can’t say I always enjoy it; there are days when the rain, wind and hail make training a miserable experience but I’m committed to helping raise money for PACT and proving to myself that I can do this!”

You can support Andrew at

PACT also has a team of five runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on 22nd April.

PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick OBE said: “We are always delighted to hear from anyone who would like to support our work in whatever way they can. Any donations are gratefully received and make such a difference by enabling us to reach out to more families who need support.”

PACT Fundraising Manager Lina Artunduaga added: “There are many different ways in which you can support PACT and whatever you choose to do we can offer help, advice and ideas as well as materials and publicity. Please do get in touch if you would like to get involved by making a Pact for PACT.”

You can also support PACT’s work by becoming a Friend of PACT and making a regular contribution to the charity or by following @PACTcharity on Facebook or Twitter to help raise awareness of its work.

To find out more, or to download a PACT Guide to Fundraising, see or contact our fundraising team at or on 0118 402 1696.

Vicky Tilley 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *