All posts tagged: charity

St Christopher’s Fun Walk

St Christopher’s Fun Walk on 19 May 2019 is the biggest fundraising day of the year for Dulwich’s local hospice and by taking part, walkers will help to keep essential services running and freely available for local families in South East London when they need it most. The walk through Keston, Kent and its surrounding countryside is a life-enhancing day out and an infectiously positive communal experience. Many people take part year after year, and come in fancy dress or customised t-shirts remembering someone special.  The Fun Walk starts and finishes at Keston Common in Kent on Sunday 19 May 2019 and meanders through some of Kent’s prettiest countryside. Walkers can choose their sponsored route with a choice of 3, 5, 8 or 11 mile walks, and there are refreshments to refuel the ramblers and entertainment too. For more information or to sign-up visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/funwalk

Walking For Jimmy

The charity, For Jimmy, has opened registration for its biggest fundraising event of the year, walking across 21 of London’s bridges on 25th May 2019. The charity For Jimmy, set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in 2008, began the 21 Bridges walk back in 2013 as a way of celebrating what would have been Jimmy’s 21st birthday. Alongside being a chance to remember Jimmy, 21 Bridges is about bringing communities together from across London to remember the many young people that have lost their lives to youth violence across the UK. On 25th May For Jimmy will invite hundreds of supporters to join them walking 21 of London’s iconic bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge. The event raises money to help them continue their work towards early intervention in youth violence to build safer communities for our children. There are three routes to choose from – the longest and most challenging is over 22 miles from Richmond to Tower Bridge, the second route is 14 bridges and is just over 13 miles and the shorter Family Route is from Southbank …

Tracey’s Race to Walk – Parkrun challenge

In a bid to increase awareness of her Go Fund Me Page for life changing stem cell treatment Tracey Hergest (37) will be attempting to complete 10 local parkruns in different locations during 2019. Parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5km race taking place at 9am in parks all over the world and open to everyone to take part. Tracey, suffering severely from Multiple Sclerosis, can’t run at the moment, in fact she can only walk a short distance with sticks. So, she can only take on this challenge with the help of her willing runner friends who will help push and  carry where needed her wheelchair around each course with Tracey herself attempting to walk as much of the last part of the course as she can. This really is a race to walk for Tracey who may soon not be able to take part at all without the treatment she so desperately needs. Parkruns where you will see Tracey and her team of helpers. 5th January – Dartford Park, Dartford 12th January – Danson Park, Bexley 19th …

Link Age Southwark Big Give Christmas Challenge

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant, local volunteering charity supporting older people experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Their fantastic network of volunteering provide befriending, group activities, volunteer transport and light DIY and gardening services. Last year, with the help of their fantastic friends and supporters, Link Age Southwark raised £22,314 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an online match funding campaign, which doubles the value of a donation. This money was used to fund transport older people to group activities and parties throughout the year. This year, the charity is taking part in the campaign again with the opportunity to raise £25,000 to fund their 24 social and activity groups, which include gentle chair-based exercise, singing, reminiscence and three groups specifically for people living with dementia. The groups help to ensure that the older people of Southwark can age healthily and happily, meet new people and remain part of the local community. Link Age Southwark’s newest group start in December 2017 with members meeting every other Monday to enjoy a varied programme of activities. …

Catford Christmas tree charity aims for biggest year yet

Lewisham based social action project, Jericho Road is aiming to sell 700 Christmas trees for charity, in an effort to give a gift to the homeless. Kings Christmas Trees, which is run by Kings Church London, is gearing up for its biggest year yet. All proceeds from the trees, which are premium Normann Firs driven down from Scotland for the project, go to providing meals for the homeless through the Jericho Road Project. Over the nine years the project has been operating, Kings has seen the Christmas trees ordered by customers grow significantly. The most popular size for trees is now six or seven foot, which always sell out first. However, the project also supplies trees to schools, colleges and large-scale organisations, with the biggest tree it sells being 10 feet. Over the last nine years the project has sold 3,545 trees, and it is aiming to sell 700 this year, more than ever before as they mark their 10-year anniversary. The trees will be available to order from early November. “King’s Christmas Trees started …