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MoveIT! Challenge

Our MoveIt! Challenge is a great way to raise lots of money while doing something amazing for children and young people.

Hustle For a Cause

Get ready to unleash your inner adventurer and make a real difference in the lives of children and young people! Introducing our MoveIt! Challenge, where you have the power to choose your own exhilarating journey for an entire month.

This event will be live on JustGiving between June and the end of September 2023!

Whether you prefer the tranquillity of a leisurely walk, the invigorating pace of a jog, the heart-pumping intensity of a run, or the thrill of cycling, this challenge has something for everyone. You get to decide how you want to move and conquer your chosen distance and terrain. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all about what suits you best!

But wait, it gets even better! You don’t have to face this incredible challenge alone. Gather your friends, family, or colleagues and form a team of fellow adventurers, ready to take on the challenge together. Together, you’ll experience the joy of pushing your limits, supporting one another, and creating unforgettable memories.

While you embark on this epic journey, remember that every step, pedal, or stride you take is not only for your own accomplishment but also for the brighter future of children and young people. By seeking sponsorship, you’ll find the motivation to keep going, knowing that your efforts will directly contribute to building a world where every young person thrives.

So what are you waiting for?

Lace up your shoes, grab your helmet, or hop on your bike. Join us in the MoveIt! Challenge and embark on an adventure that will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally, all while making a tremendous impact on the lives of those who need it most. Let’s move together and create a future full of possibilities for children and young people everywhere!

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.