As a small charity with just seven (mostly part-time) staff, we do not have the resources for formal fundraising activity. We are therefore incredibly fortunate and grateful to have a wonderfully loyal band of supporters who recognise the value of our work and generously support us through their fundraising, collections and sponsored events.
Linda Marshall from Grantham has so far raised £100 through a collection in her church hall.
All five members of the Ash Family took part in a sponsored swim raising more than £3,000.
We were delighted to welcome the Jive Aces at our office as they presented a cheque for £5,000 from the sale of concert tickets and their charity single.
Staff from Lark Insurance undertook the challenge of walking from their Croydon office to their Barking office via central London and raised nearly £2,000.
The Mess at 42 Commando presented us with a cheque for £1,500.
Emma Stevens from Aspen Insurance and Lee Downs from Lark Insurance each jumped out of a plane in August, raising £1,650 and £660 respectively.
The Reginald Fessenden Challenge sailing day, organised once again by Captain Tim Davies, this year raised a fantastic £15,000.
Shirley McLean presented us with a cheque for £3,012 from the various activities which she (with help from family and friends) had undertaken over the previous year.
In May Jill Smaller and students from the Grimsby Institute raised £1,220 from a sponsored massage at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines Lympstone, whilst Marie Genney ran the Edinburgh Marathon raising £550.
Our volunteer collectors come out in force several times a year to help at London railway station collections. This year they raised £6,140 in April and £4,397 in September at Victoria Station.