After such an eventful 2012, with the CBF’s 15th anniversary, the Olympics, Paralympics, Jubilee and some fantastic fundraising events, we’ve started 2013 full of enthusiasm. We have lots planned, including ‘The Great Big Little Challenge’ – download our Calendar of Events for more information. We will update this regularly.
The sky is the limit with fundraising, so if you have an idea you’d like to share with us, please , get in touchand we will help find the perfect event for you. We welcome volunteer fundraisers from all over the country, so do get involved and maybe even take on a personal challenge.
The GREAT BIG LITTLE CHALLENGE has launched! We are inviting you to take part in a personal challenge, and to think about what 'challenge' means to you. You could jump out of a plane, or host a dinner party. Maybe you will learn to ride a bike, or go diving with sharks? Or maybe something else.
Not content with just running a marathon this year, Dr Nick Gore from the Tizard Centre has put together a team of five for Survival of the Fittest at Battersea Power Station. The 10km urban themed assault course will take them through icy water, over industrial skips and in and out of car windows! This really will be a challenge of fitness and the senses. Support the guys and girls involved by sponsoring them online.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has joined forces with other local charities to help each other with fundraising events. We’re working with them under the name ‘Medway Charities Together’ and have lots of events planned for the year. You can find out more on the Medway Charities Together Facebook page
Wall of Honour
Our magnificent seven bravely took to the skies on 29th September to do a 12,000ft skydive. Between them they raised a whopping £4,000. Think you could follow in their footsteps? Email usfor more information about skydive in Kent.
Well done to our very own Jo who completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in 13 and a half hours. We are really proud of her.
Congratulations to Susan Kinsella for finally completing her 12,000ft skydive
Three cheers for Nick Gore who ran the London Marathon in 4 hours and 9 minutes! He also raised over £1500 for the CBF. We're so proud of him!
A big thank you goes to the Fundraising Committee, who once again organised a fantastic quiz night in Rainham, Kent. We're looking forward to the next one in June!
Dan Bird ran the Manchester marathon on 29th April 2012. Dan ran the marathon for CBF because his younger brother Aiden has severe learning disabilities and his Mum has received support from CBF. Dan has overcame his own barriers to take part in the race, he too is autistic and has communication difficulties. He has raised over £2000 - what a fantastic effort.
CBF's Holly Butcher ran 5 miles around the Olympic Park for us in March last year and Claire Crump ran a 10k on a very hot day in London in May. In December 2011 we started our "15 events for 15 years" campaign and whilst the CBF office staff chose to dress up as Santa and run around Greenwich Park in London, a team of runners from Chaucer Insurance ran through muddy puddles and much harder terrain to raise money for the CBF.
Helen Marron ran the British 10k in London on 8th July.