fundraising heroes

We are hugely grateful to every single one of our fundraisers - whether they raise £5 or £500. Let some of our fundraising superheroes inspire you to think about how you could raise funds for Amaze

Darren Avery

Darren Avery completing the North Downs Way 100m raceDarren ran the North Downs Way 100 mile race on 4 August 2018 and raised a huge £999.08 for Amaze. It took him 28 hours 48 minutes and in the blistering summer heat, he had to dig deep: “I am so chuffed to have completed the hardest challenge I have ever tackled, battling the heat and humidity of the North Downs Way 100 mile race. Using my personal challenge to raise funds for Amaze gave me great motivation and determination to keep going through the toughest stages.  A fantastic race for a fantastic charity. Keep up the great work.”

Andrew and Harry

Andrew and Harry from Cottesmore St Mary Catholic Primary School, raised just over £100 for Amaze from a school cake sale.

Val and the Ladies of East Brighton Golf Club

The Ladies’ Section of East Brighton Golf Club, and the 2015 Ladies’ Captain, Val McLeish McLeish, raised almost £4,000 for Amaze in one year through social events, competitions, raffles, and a Charity Day supported by all the club members and their guests.

Fiona

Fiona completed 50 miles of long-distance cold water swims by her 50th birthday, raising a fantastic £4,315 for Amaze. A regular sea swimmer, Fiona swam the 50k in a variety of outdoor locations including a river, a lake, outdoor lidos and of course, the sea. Fiona says, “The demands of bringing up a child with Down’s syndrome are at times very tough. What kept me going? Three major positives: my family, outdoor swimming and Amaze.

Team Peggs

Parents, Ian and Laura Peggs, have benefited from Amaze’s services a number of different times to get the best support for their two autistic sons. They wanted to give something back so, together with friends – Greg, Ellie, Fergus, Patrick, Jack, Matthew, Nicki, Debs, Charlotte, Rachel, Jamie, Helen, Mike, Jo, Chris and Ben – they formed ‘Team Peggs’, a running team that has really gone the extra mile for us. Team Peggs have worn their green Amaze vests in numerous races including the Brighton 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon and have raised a whopping £20,000 for Amaze over the years. Even their son Jagger has a medal for the mini mile. When they reached £20,000, an emotional Laura said, “That’s incredible. I’m totally overwhelmed… we’ve got the most amazing friends and family who continue to run and support us”.

If you think you have what it takes to be a fundraising hero for Amaze, contact nickyb@amazesussex.org.uk and she can give you advice and support. Or visit our pages on running, community fundraising or active challenges.

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