Seedling Trust is an independent charity founded in 2009 with a single, simple goal: to improve the quality of life for disabled children and young people in care in Hungary.
Interview with Andrea Snow of Seedling Trust – Csemete Alapitvány
Is there a particular age range and/or gender that are most attracted to what Seedling Trust has to offer?
What would you most like to emphasize about your organisation?
We raise funds with charity marathons, running and sport events to provide stimulating, enjoyable experiences that help the residents of a wide variety of care homes to develop, grow and become well-adjusted, integrated members of society. We are about giving back to society and helping the less fortunate, which is what attracts many volunteers to join our organisation.
What was a key moment in the development of your service from what it was when you started to what it is now?
My book: Heart Over Heels is giving the correct and full answer. All proceeds of the book are donated to the charity trust. Contact us if you’d like to support us in this way!
What was the main reason to create Seedling Trust and what were your hopes when it started out?
We simply wanted to reach out to more and more disabled childen in care homes in Hungary, in order to give them possibilities to integrate back to society and be part of every day life. One major achievement in continuing to reach this goal started in 2009, when Seedling Trust introduced charity running in Hungary through Team Heart. Since then hundreds and hundreds of runners choose to step up and run with their heart over their heels and raise money for different charities to help those in need.
How and when can someone become one of your members?
Any time, you only need legs and a good heart to become a charity runner, and everyone is welcome.
Do you hold any special events or programs that are particularly important to what you do?
Yes. Many! Events are announced on our web page, via media and on our facebook pages and group page. Come and join us at any of these and see what wonderful things are happening.
What do you think your members appreciate most about what you do?
Transparency is the key for us. We are committed to make this world a better place. Our volunteers feel this, and add to it.
Are there any significant moments in your history that you would like to share?
Too many to mention, and they keep on coming every week. I am always glad to see when I make a disabled and orphaned child smile…
What most attracted you to become involved with Active8 Budapest?
To spread the word and make others aware of our important work, as we continue to make history with every step we take.