A big thank you to all of our fantastic fundraisers!
We are always extremely grateful to our fundraisers who do some amazing things to raise money for CCLG. Some of their stories are featured below, to acknowledge their hard work, let others know how they have supported us and hopefully to encourage and inspire others in their fundraising activities!
If you've done some fundraising on behalf of CCLG, we'd love to feature your story - send us a message and some photographs and we'll do the rest!
In February 2015, Ed Cooper and Alec Greenwell set out on a 1500-mile Arctic trek. Read here about their Haig-Thomas Expedition for CCLG.
In March 2015, 73 runners ran for 'Team Toti' to raise funds for childhood leukaemia research, raising an incredible £30,000. Read about their race.
In November 2014, Conor Linnane ran the New York City Marathon in support of CCLG. Read about Conor's experience.
CCLG's Chair of Trustees, Rachel Wilcox, and her husband Stephen, decided to raise funds for CCLG by taking part in the 2014 RideLondon-Surrey 100 - on their tandem! This is Rachel's story.
Marina Ryan had always wanted to do a Skydive, then one day her friend signed her up to do jump for charity! Read more about Marina's determination to hit her fundraising and weight targets to allow her to fulfill her ambition to freefall from 10,000 feet!
Ever since watching the 2012 Olympic games Ellie wanted to be a runner! So after finding out that she could enter the SABIC Tees Pride 3k Fun Run and raise money for charity, she decided to enter. Find out more about Ellie's 3k.
When Chris and Kerry’s daughter, Ava was diagnosed with a Stage 3 Wilms tumour in 2012, they decided to set up ‘Ava’s Pink Quest’ to raise money for the charities who had helped Ava. Find out about their incredible fundraising efforts.
Ken Evan’s took up cycling as a way to keep fit and very quickly realised he was hooked. Read about the challenge he and his friends set themselves, to cycle from Cardiff to Paris in just three days!
In September 2013 Sarah contacted us to say that she and her friend Liz were planning to take on the 3 Cities Cycle Challenge in May 2014 to raise funds for CCLG and CLIC Sargent. In the run up to the big cycle challenge, Sarah and Liz hosted numerous events such as race nights, bingo nights and band nights, which even included brave people having their heads shaved to raise funds for their chosen charities. Here is Sarah's personal account of her challenge.
Deb Butler set herself the target of completing her fifth marathon in record time. Read about Deb’s Mad Hatter experience and her reasons behind running the London Marathon for the third time!
Emma Poulter has always wanted to do a parachute jump ever since she was at primary school. Find out how her ambition became a reality.
Gary Morgan decided to run in the Silverstone Half Marathon for CCLG and despite gaining a few injuries along the way, there was no way he was going to back out. Read Gary's story here.
Rachael Oldham made a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet to raise over £1,000 for CCLG. You can read of her experience here, and the sad news which she received shortly before the jump, which spurred her on. Rachael has also included an inspiring video of her huge personal achievement.
Martin and Liz Vernon began raising funds for CCLG following the death of their son David. You can read about their activities here.
Ruth Clarke Elsie French and Janet Thomson have been raising funds for CCLG since the death of Ruth's daughter Jenni. Read their story here.
CCLG had a record 35 runners in the 2011 British 10k London Run. This is Izzy's story.
In May 2011 Jerry Bailey, Nick Baker and Steve Bartlett raised almost £17,000 by making a 1,330 mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End on quad bikes. You can find their story here.
In April 2010 our then Executive Director took part in the Virgin London Marathon. She has written about her experience here.
On September 26th, 2010 about 60 adults and children participated in the Scottish Benny Walk, organised by Siobhian Brown in memory of Benny Watters who had fought bravely against a brain tumour. You can learn more about him and the walk here.