Summer 2019 saw a trio of varied fundraising events. These three events raised over £1200 for our work. That’s enough to provide a massive 4,000 hot meals for hungry stomachs, or could diagnose and treat malaria in 46 children, or fully fund 2 young people through high school. What an achievement, and huge thanks must go to all involved in the planning and execution of these events as well as all who turned up to support us.
Fundraiser at St Crux Hall, York
On Tuesday 25th June 2019 we held a fundraising event at St Crux Hall in central York.
Despite being a wet day we raised over £500 selling refreshments and bric a brac. The warm cheese muffins and the bacon sandwiches were particularly popular.
We were fortunate to have a lot of willing helpers and particular mention must be made of Di who stayed all day and braved the deluge to load the car at the end.
Despite arriving home soaked to the skin and with 2 soggy gazebos we are already thinking of the next one in 2020.
Music Fundraiser at The Black Swan Inn, York
On Saturday 27th July an expectant audience of nearly 50 people gathered to hear live music from 3 local musicians.
The evening kicked off with the duo, Me Thee and E, who were followed, after an interval to top up drinks, by Holly Taymar.
A raffle raised £55 and the prizes included a hamper of chocolates kindly donated by Nestle.
The evening finished with a set by The Rich Hardcastle Band. Rich sponsors one of the Future stars children and he must be credited with organising much of the event along with Bob, our treasurer.
Feedback from the audience was very positive and we hope to organise another one soon.
A total of £360 was raised and thanks must go to all the musicians who gave their time free of charge and to The Black Swan for the free room hire.
York 10k Run for All
On Sunday 4th August our secretary, Linda completed the York 10k Run for All in a respectable time of 1 hr 22 mins.
Going from a non-runner in January to achieving this in August was quite a commitment. Has she caught the bug? No. But she will keep running and is looking for a new challenge. The sponsor money is still being collected but the final total should be almost £400.
If any of this leaves you feeling inspired, here are a few ways you can get involved for future events:
- Join our team of volunteers for an upcoming event or on an ongoing basis.
- Watch out for future events on our Facebook page.
- Participate in one of the Run for All events in 2020 – let us know you’re interested and we can obtain a place for you in anything from a 10K to a full marathon.
Get in touch if you want to find out more.