All posts tagged: fundraising

The Young Lewisham Project

Two members of staff from The Young Lewisham Project together with six other people will form part of a team of eight who will be competing in 24 Heures Velo (website www.24heuresvelo.fr), a 24 hour cycle race taking place at the legendary Le Mans race circuit in France over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The team decided to take up this challenge so they could help raise much needed funds for The Young Lewisham Project, a registered charity (number: 1118469) based in Forest Hill. Established in 1974, it offers a wide range of supportive, alternative vocational programmes to young people who are not succeeding in mainstream education for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, back in 2015 The Young Lewisham Project which was mostly supported by the local authority had all of it’s funding withdrawn and is now working hard to replace it. Please consider supporting this fundraising initiative which will help ensure the charity can continue to offer young people vocational activities on a weekly basis enabling them to learn new practical skills and lead onto them obtaining …

Running across the Sahara for St Christopher’s Hospice

Around Dulwich is very happy to welcome Gemma Game to the site today. It is said that there are two certainties in life. I’m running across the Sahara desert to try and make a small difference to one of them, by raising money for St Christopher’s Hospice. This organisation provides palliative care, practical and emotional support that the terminally ill and those close to them need. I plan to run, walk and (if necessary) crawl around 250km during the Marathon des Sables 2015. This gruelling race crosses the sand dunes, salt plains and jebels of the Sahara desert. The race is divided into stages, the longest of which involves up to 34 hours of running in the searing heat, across challenging terrain, carrying everything I need to survive in my rucksack. The race is in April this year and having registered and been in training for more than a year, I’m now asking for your support. Every penny that I raise will go directly to St Christopher’s Hospice and makes a valuable contribution to the lives …