It is my belief that we collectively have a responsibility to ourselves and future generations to leave the world a better place or at least not worse than it is today. Further, that to feel like we are living meaningful and fulfilled lives we need to be contributing something back to our community, the world and doing our part to protect the Planet. It is for this reason I have founded The Legend Within to showcase the Legends and the causes that they have founded that are looking to change the world.  On a personal level I have also made a personal commitment to identify causes or non-profit organisations that I will personally support in some shape or form.

charity:water which undertakes projects to bring safe and clean drinking water to people in developing markets is the first of the non-profit organizatons or charities that I have elected to support. charity:water’s mission is to help improve the lives of the 783 million people in the world who do not have access to clean and safe water to drink by undertaking projects to provide sustainable water solutions to these people.

As part of my personal commitment to help raise awareness about charitie:water’s activities I undertook a personal fundraising challenge in November 2016. This challenge had the objective of raising awareness of the 3.7 miles (5.95 kilometres) women in developing countries walk each and every day to collect water.  It saw me walk 150 km along the coastline of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil carrying a 20 litre Jerry Can filled with water and successfully raising $5000USD.

I will also be using my new website The Legend Within as a platform to tell the stories of people who are doing their part to make the world a better place as well as showcasing companies with social purposes and causes or charities that are helping to alleviate social, wildlife and environmental issues.

“By giving we make a difference and by making a difference we leave the world a better place because we were here.”

Damian Geleyns