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Members' CharitiesThis area is to promote fundraising being carried out by our members. Please contact Liz Drew (Administrative Assistant) if you want to promote a fundraising event that you are doing or contact our members direct if you would like to sponsor them.
Follow up: There were two things I hadn't thought about when I decided to do this half marathon, one was the weather and the other was just how unfit it was possible to get once you leave school and do no physical activity. These two things were pretty much at the forefront of my mind when I got up on Sunday 4th November to run my first (and only!) half marathon in order to raise funds for the Rosie Goodwin Memorial foundation. That was probably because it was absolutely pouring with rain, freezing cold and it dawned on me that my one 45 minute training run had quite possibly not been sufficient.
However, https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/joehipkiss1 was showing a total of over £4,000 raised in memory of my friend so I set off for Stevenage to honour that commitment to Rosie and to those who had so kindly donated. I got round in a fairly respectable one hour and forty seven minutes and although my feet are still blistered and it took about three days before I could walk properly I am pleased to have achieved what I did. There are many children out there who are struggling and the money raised will be donated to charities which help them cope with difficult situations they may face in life and to help raise awareness about depression and vulnerability in teenagers.
My donation page is still open https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/joehipkiss1
Joe Hipkiss ran the Stevenage Half Marathon on 4th November 2012 for the Rosie Goodwin Memorial foundation.
Follow up: Having now completed the 2012 London 'Olympic' Triathlon I would like to thank all of you who have donated towards my fundraising for The International Childcare Trust. The latest total has reached £500. There is still time to make a donation if you have not already at www.justgiving.com/Dan-Hacking1
On the weekend of 22/23 September 2012, Dan is going to compete in his 4th Olympic Triathlon in aid of Kuska, an educational initiative to enable more Peruvian students to achieve their academic goals. For more information please go to http://www.kuskaperu.org/index.html
The Hermits will be playing The Amber Trust in a charity cricket match at Haileybury on Saturday, 14th July consisting of two back to back 20/20 games. Amber is a charity which helps blind children. Jamie George (LS & BF 02) from Saracens will be playing and there will be some fundraising stalls on the boundary. Please come and support this very worthwhile cause. http://www.justgiving.com/amber-cricket2012
Mark is attempting The Three Peaks Challenge in May 2012 to raise funds for Sebastian's Action Trust which provides a place to stay for families with very ill or terminally ill children. Bluebells is available all year round for two families at a time, usually for a week, to get away from hospital life. The house offers an indoor pool, sensory room, cinema and outdoor mini golf course. The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scar Fell and Snowden in 24 hours. Please email Mark on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sponsor him. For more information please see http://www.sebastiansactiontrust.com
Afghan Action is a charity set up in 2005 by Chris Beales (Ha 65) which teaches people in Afghanistan to make clothes and handmade carpets and to help them find jobs or set up their own businesses. It also provides a basic education, English, ICT and business skills, a free midday meal and on-site healthcare. He is currently receiving highly skilled voluntary assistance from Dave Pritchard (K 78) and funding support from the trust of Steve Kiln (Ha 65). Please see http://afghanaction.com for more information.
Damian recently participated in the London Marathon 2012 and is raising money for Phab for Kids. If any members would like to make a donation, then they can do so by going to http://www.justgiving.com/DAMIAN-URWINLONDON
It was his first London Marathon and he completed it in 4 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds.
Charlotte and Louisa both at Newcastle University, have decided to help with the battle against breast cancer by taking part in the Bupa Great North Run. This is the world's biggest half marathon and takes place on 16 September 2012. They will be running as part of the Breast Cancer Campaign Running Team and will be wearing PINK! It will be broadcast live on the BBBC so please tune in and give the girls a cheer. They have set up their own separate Just Giving websites, so please support them.
Charlotte's donation page on JustGiving
Louisa's donation page on JustGiving
Follow up: Just about made it! Required lots of paracetemol, ibuprofen and cortisone! The most painful thing I have ever done. Many thanks to everyone for supporting this worthwhile charity.
In April I am off to the Sahara to have a go at the Marathon des Sables, billed as "The Toughest Footrace on Earth" - 6 marathons in 7 days with a backpack containing all food and equipment (except the tent)! No doubt my entry will soon prove to have been a massive error in judgment, but there is a good cause involved! I am raising funds for Facing Africa, a charity that supports child victims of NOMA, a gangrenous infection of the face that impairs the ability to eat and breathe. It carries a 90% mortality rate. Having built 2 hospitals in Ethiopia and Nigeria, FA has been able to limit the cost of a full course of treatment costs to £800 - the same course would cost £40,000 in Europe, so they are doing a wonderful job! If you are interested, you can find more info at www.facingafrica.org and if you would like to sponsor me please go to http://www.saharamarathon.co.uk/cgi-bin/fa.pl?action=show;cuid=511 or email me at email@example.com
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers - prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. Together, these channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research. This year I have registered and hope to raise a sizable sum of money for this worthwhile cause. If you have some spare change and the time, please visit my fund-raising page http://mobro.co/Deakin to make a contribution. Thank you very much in advance.
I am a former pupil of Haileybury and am running the New York Marathon on the 6th of November 2011. I am doing this in aid of "A Breath For Life" which is a charity that helps people of all ages but mainly focuses on children with brain damage. I believe this is a brilliant charity and one that I am proud to be running for. I wouldn't say I was a born runner and have been training hard to complete the race within a good time, I would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes of your time to visit my Just-giving page http://www.justgiving.com/michaelrossdean, which will give you the ability to sponsor me, and also has much more information on it about both the race and the Charity itself. Thank you. Michael