81-year-old retired army Major Mick Stanley was so moved when he saw the crisis unfolding in Ukraine that he's decided to take to the water in his boat; 'The Tintanic', and raise money to support Ukrainian refugees. The one-man rowing boat is completely homemade, constructed from sheets of corrugated iron and decorated with flags and bunting.
Inspirational nine year old Florence cycles 125 miles to Paris, raising £2,210 for two West Sussex based charities.
Over the Easter holidays, whilst many of us were enjoying the bank holiday sunshine; nine year old Florence Day, from Chichester was on the final push to the finish line of her epic 125 mile cycle ride to Paris.
Florence and her dad Chris kicked off their mammoth challenge from Dieppe on Monday 10th April, cycling 125 miles through the french countryside, reaching the Eiffel Tower on Friday 15th April.
April was a bumper month for fundraising, there were challenge events, concerts and lots of cake! Read on to find out all about the fantastic fundraising that took place last month …
Two major running events both took place on Sunday 3rd April and Children on the Edge was lucky to have supporters taking part in both races.
In London over 10,000 runners took part in the 2022 London Landmarks Half Marathon, including our team of runners - Gilbey, Alice, Kunal, Nina and Daan - who took on the closed roads through Westminster and the City.
Fundraising Officer Annie Whillians went along to cheer on the team and told us;
“It was our first year at the London Landmarks Half Marathon and we were blown away by the event. It was incredibly popular and seems to be an event you don’t want to miss if you want to take on a challenge for charity! We can’t thank our London Landmarks team enough, they were dedicated to their fundraising from day one and each of them smashed their targets collectively raising over £2,500. They were a lovely bunch and I was so pleased to meet them all on the day - there were smiles all round! Children on the Edge will certainly be involved with this event in the future, so watch this space!”
As the crisis in Ukraine unfolded, long term Children on the Edge supporter and talented chef Juliet Graham knew that she wanted to do something to help support Ukrainian refugees.
Having previously hosted some wonderful fundraising dining events to support Children on the Edge, including the DIY home cooking evening ‘Dine in for Lebanon’ during the pandemic, Juliet decided to hold a Ukrainian Feast in Chichester.
We are lucky to be supported by some brilliant businesses who are working for good to help bring hope to refugees around the world. These businesses support us in a variety of ways, through their sales, special one-off collections and check-out donations.
Read on to find out about some of the incredible companies who are supporting Children on the Edge this spring.
It was fantastic to see so many of our young supporters getting involved and fundraising for us in February. Walking, cycling and colouring to help make a difference. Take a look at some of the fantastic fundraising that took place in February …
As the 2022 running season kicks off, we spoke to runner and longtime Children on the Edge supporter Tony Aburrow.
Tony has run the Chichester Half Marathon twice for Children on the Edge and in 2021, he fulfilled a bucket list challenge by taking part in the London Marathon. He told us all about his motivation to run, his London Marathon experience and why he would recommend running for Children on the Edge.
Here’s a round up of our fundraising news from January - thank you to all our supporters for their passion and enthusiasm for Children on the Edge - it makes such a huge difference.
Take a look at what they’ve been up to…
Eight year old Florrie Legge from Wombourne near Wolverhampton is taking on a 20 mile bike ride to raise money for Children on the Edge on Saturday 12th June. She hopes to raise an incredible £1500.