Latin American Foundation for the Future
LAFF works through grass-roots organisations in Latin America to offer help and hope where it is most needed – helping young and vulnerable people who have been forgotten and abandoned by family or society.
We were inspired to organise this event and ride for LAFF in memory of one of LAFF's founding Patrons, Hannah Barrett who passed away in 2010. For those of you who didn't know Hannah, this is a tribute to her by her friends at LAFF:
'Hannah was a fundamental, dedicated and committed member of LAFF since its very creation, first supporting on the ground during her time working in Peru, and then becoming a LAFF Trustee on her return to the UK to continue this support of a cause she truly believed in. Even during her treatment the charity was a huge priority for her – so much so she completed a Channel Swim fundraising challenge, which Hannah was keen to take part in despite battling her illness. For those who didn’t have the fortune to know Hannah personally, this can only give a glimpse of the type of character Hannah was, but I’m sure anyone can appreciate from this alone what a strong and courageous young woman we had as part of our team.'
The work of LAFF: