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Fundraising Heroes of the Month: March 2020

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Bring some positivity into your world by reading about what some of our superstar supporters have been up to this month! Every penny counts during this difficult time for our charity, so we hope this inspires you to follow in their footsteps.

Glen and Andrew’s virtual run!
Glen and Andrew were due to take part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 29th March for Team Orange. The event was unfortunately cancelled…but this has not stopped Glenn and Andrew from running!

We’d like to thanks Glen for sending us some encouraging words during these difficult times:

“Well team, it may seem like the carpet has been pulled from under you at this time however let’s remember why we have been training all this time, for Challengers.
On Sunday March 29, we will put on our new running gear and run our half marathon anyway. We’ve already done the training, so it is just the right thing to do. We’ve mapped out my 21km track and although it doesn’t have me passing some world-famous landmarks, it will certainly still be an accomplishment.
It’s all road based around several villages (Hindhead, Churt & Grayshott) and we will ensure to wear our bright orange vests.
We will photograph my GPS watch as evidence to show all those who have sponsored us; our charity will not be disadvantaged at all.
Let’s do this!! Best of luck Challengers.”

Hare and Hounds’ pub quiz
The Hare & Hounds near Chichester has been fundraising for Challengers over the last year by putting on fun pub quizzes. They have raised an incredible £515.00 for Challengers! Thank you to Patricia and everybody at the Hare & Hounds for their support.

EA Games’ donation of games
EA Games generously donated lots of games for a selection of consoles, ranging from classics such as The Sims… to the latest FIFA 2020!

Challengers HQ divided these games up to share across our Youth Schemes and the remainder are being sold to raise vital funds.

Staff from EA Games came for a lovely visit to our Guildford playcentre, where they were able to see first-hand how they are supporting local disabled children and young people. Thank you to Simon and everyone at EA Games for thinking of Challengers!

Are you having a spring clean out of games, books, CDs and DVDs? If so, why not sell them using Ziffit, in just a few clicks you can turn these unwanted goods into donations to Challengers through the Virgin Money Giving scheme.

If you would like to find out more about fundraising for Challengers, or would like some help or advice with a fundraising idea – please get in touch! We are more than happy to help. Contact the Fundraising Team at Fundraising@disability-challengers.org