December 10 2013 Latest news:
Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter
Monday, October 7, 2013
A group of young people took part in a bungee jump at the O2 to raise money for a school for special needs children in the Philippines.
The event was organised by Jacqueline Fernandez, 25, who is the founder of What You Do Matters, an organisation that inspires young people to realise that they can make a difference in the world.
A total of 16 people, took part in the event, which took place on September 28. They have raised more than £1,500.
Jacqueline, from Forest Gate, is a support worker for vulnerable young people in South London, said: “The inspiration behind What You Do Matters is to let people know how important they are in this world. Their compassion, their time, their donations, whether big or small makes the difference. I am a firm believer in inspiring change and the importance in bringing communities together to help others. What You Do Matters! Together we can inspire change.’
Lwam Tesfay, 26, Stratford, said: ”Doing a bungee jump is a bit ‘extreme’ to most people but it gets attention towards promoting a good cause. WYDM is a grassroots organisation so I’m happy to support knowing all the funds are going directly back to help the school.”
Others who took part in the jump included Jeselyn, 25 & Marielou Cascayan, 28, from Stratford; Rachel Guillermo, 25, from Plaistow; Rhona Cruz, 25, from Canning Town ;Rachael Parkin, 27, from Maryland; Divina Calape, 24 from Custom House; Joanne Reyes 25, from Custom House; CJ Pidlaoan, 24, from East Ham and Glenn Tabor, 25, from Upton Park.