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 …
Who doesn’t love a fundraiser when there’s cake involved and in April there were two fantastic events that both featured lots of delicious baked goods!
Beach cake sale
Annabel Haugh has supported Children on the Edge for a number of years, regularly volunteering as well as taking part in events like the Chichester Half Marathon and even writing about our work in India for her university dissertation.
After hearing about our Ukraine appeal, Annabel decided to hold a cake sale at the beach with her family over the Easter Bank holiday. She told us that it was a great day and they had lots of passers-by; “We had a lovely day selling cakes, candles and cards at the beach and we raised £316 for the Ukraine Appeal. My grandma stood at the gate making sure that no one walked past her without stopping to have a look!”
The running season is in full swing and in April our runners were out in force taking part in some of the country’s biggest running events including the London Landmarks Half Marathon and the Manchester Marathon.
Woppy’s Fun Run
Dedicated Children on the Edge supporter and avid runner, Woppy decided to hold her own running event for families in her local area. She organised a 5km family fun run around Heyshott in West Sussex which raised a fantastic £1685! Our Chief Operating Officer Ben Wilkes, took part in the fun run with his two sons. He said; “We had a great time at the fun run, everyone taking part thoroughly enjoyed it. We are very grateful to Woppy for organising her fun run and raising such an incredible amount of money for Children on the Edge.”
We had some eggs-cellent fundraising over Easter. There was a joyful Easter Concert by the Rowlands Singers Choral Society and The Body Shop at Home consultant Nikki held an Easter scavenger hunt for over 80 children in her local park.
The choir have raised and incredible £550 for Children on the Edge through their concerts and you can watch their rendition of Rutter’s Ukrainian Prayer here.
Easter fun day and scavenger hunt
Nikki organised a day of Easter fun, including the scavenger hunt and lots of Easter themed games in Shedden Park in Kelso. 84 children took part in the event, with each child receiving a goodie bag and medal for completing the scavenger hunt.
Nikki told us that she wanted to do something to help raise awareness about Children on the Edge and do something fun at the same time for children in the Easter Holidays. The event was a brilliant success and raised £150. Nikki said everyone enjoyed themselves and that it was great to see everyone having fun, with the park so full of life.
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