Marathon Month (April 2017)
April has been a Marathon month for the Trust.
On 2 April, Ben’s cousins Ellie and Owen ran the Liverpool half marathon in 2 hours 55 minutes and 2 hours 6 minutes respectively, raising over £700 for the Trust. And on 9 April, Ben’s cousin Sarah completed the Paris marathon in 4 hours 36 minutes raising over £1,500 for the Trust. Congratulations and thanks to you all!
Christmas Sale (December 2016)
Clare Taylor’s Christmas wreaths were as popular as ever this year, with her and her team making and selling 54 in support of this year’s Christmas sale on 10 December at Crofton. The event raised £3,000, and once again we are hugely grateful to Clare, her helper
s and everyone who supported the event to help make it such a success.
Lloyd’s Charity Awards (December 2016)
Each year, Lloyd’s of London awards grants to charities in recognition of work that members of the insurance community have done in support of their chosen good causes. This year, out of nearly 300 applications, one of the twenty awards was to recognise Dawn Herbert for the work that she has done in support of the Trust. And in addition to the award of £2,000 that Dawn collected at a reception on the underwriting floor, her employer Chaucer has awarded a further £1,000. A great Christmas bonus for the Trust, and our thanks to Dawn, Lloyd’s of London and Chaucer.
Ben Nevis (July 2016)
Following on from accompanying Gilly and Phil on training for the South Downs challenge, and walking with them on the last leg, Lucy and Jamie climbed Ben Nevis in July to mark Lucy’s 50th birthday, along with Alfie and Megan. They raised over £600 for the Trust in the process.
Ben’s 25th Birthday – South Downs Challenge (April 2016)
It would have been Ben’s 25th birthday this year, and it is 10 years since the Trust was set up following his death. To mark the event, Gilly, Jonathan and Phil walked 25 miles along the South Downs Way from Steyning to Cocking on 24 April in 9 1/2 hours, raising £9,000 for the Trust. They were helped along by refreshments and moral support at the two stops, and a team who accompanied the weary walkers for the last seven miles to make sure they made it home for a celebratory supper. Many thanks to everyone who helped with transport, catering and their great company.