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Richard E Grant teams up with social enterprise which aims to rise £1 million in less than a year
A young British woman, whose new start-up social enterprise aims to raise £1 million by July 2014 to fund a home for abandoned disabled children in Southern Africa has secured the support of film star Richard E Grant.
By: My Million To One
Grant is to give a talk in London on September 21st about his career and to provide advice to any aspiring actors attending who want to follow in his footsteps. All money raised from the event will go the new social enterprise My Million To One.
“I wanted to offer my support for two reasons,” explains Grant. “On the one hand to be able to help children who need a home is fantastic, but to make that happen BY helping young actors in the UK is brilliant. I remember how hard it is when you’re starting out and going to audition after audition and if I can hold a talk to inspire talented young actors to keep going then it will be worthwhile.”
Alana Hurd was asked to establish the home whilst volunteering in the area. Recognising that it would be a huge task to set up a new local charity, Alana approached two small, local charities, which agreed to adopt the children & give them a home provided she met two criteria for the arrangement to continue.
The first was to find money every year to pay for the children’s home, plus all their needs, education and rehabilitation costs and, second, to guarantee that the money would be provided for their lifetimes.
To do this, she has created a new social enterprise, My Million To One, which aims to meet both requirements by making £1 million by 16th July 2014.
“It’s a very simple concept,” explains Alana. “If you are interested, you visit our web site and pay £1, just once and never again. This is not £1 to help the children but £1 before we go fully live in October to give you access to free, exclusive events, opportunities and prizes. From October one, when the main site launches, there will be hundreds of offers available for people to fulfil anything on their Bucket List. “
My Million To One will use the profit to help the children. If one million people pay £1 just once, the interest alone will build and fund the children’s home in Africa and will never require further investment. It also means we could help realise a million dreams, big and small, for people across the UK.
To find out more about the Richard E Grant event and to apply for tickets, click here or visit www.mymilliontoone.com