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Fundraising Round Up

Here it is; another round up of what’s been going on recently, as well as a little inspiration for your own fundraising efforts.

We’d like to start by saying a big ‘thank you’ to Mark at Evolve Photo, a south west-based wedding photographer, for his fantastic donations this month. It really does add up, and it means so much that local wedding suppliers take the time to support us.

Sarah Middleton, we salute you! Sarah recently ran the Plymouth Marathon in aid of the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, and we couldn’t be more pleased, or proud. To read about Sarah’s motivations, please click here – it isn’t too late to donate, either. Simply follow our PayPal link to make a quick and easy donation.

Fundraise for us

Fancy donning your running shoes in our honour? There are still places remaining for the Torbay Half Marathon, so why not sign up today?

For details of our upcoming fundraising events, please follow these links:

Don’t forget our charity abseil; applications are coming in thick and fast, so don’t miss out.

Of course, you’re more than welcome to come up with your own fundraising ideas; we’d love to hear from you!
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Follow in Naomi’s Footsteps – On your bike!

Our founder, Naomi, has never been one to sit back and let everyone else have all the fun. In fact, she’s so keen to get in on the action that she has taken it upon herself to complete an 11-mile cycle challenge on 26th May. Well, we’d rather her than us!!

On a serious note, this is a massive challenge for Naomi. As you’ll be aware, she has incurable secondary Breast Cancer, which is now present in her pelvis and spine. This causes immense strain on her back, and will make riding a bike incredibly painful, let alone for 11 whole miles. If you factor in that Naomi last took to the saddle 15 years ago, you will get some idea of what an immense challenge this will be for her. You can help to give her the push that she needs to keep going by donating, no matter how small the amount.

Please see here for more information and to make a donation. Naomi has managed to raise over £100 so far, all thanks to your generous donations. That amount would cover a cake and car hire for one of our couples, so every penny really does make a difference.

There are also spaces available for this year’s London to Paris cycling event – not one for the faint hearted! There are two further trips running this year; the first is 13th-17th August, while the second is 3rd-7th September – If you think you’ve got what it takes, please do email Naomi on info@weddingwishingwell.org.uk.

To view more of our upcoming cycling events, please click here.

 

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Sign up for our abseil!

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If you fancy raising some cash for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation and have a head for heights (or even if you don’t!), be sure to register for our charity abseil, which is due to take place at Meldon Viaduct on 17th May 2014.

This fantastic event will give fundraisers an exciting opportunity to scale an impressive viaduct, which dates back to 1874, as well as taking in some beautiful countryside views. 

Hurry though, entries will be closing on 10th May 2014.

Date: 17th May 2014

Time: From 10.30am

Place: Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton

Fee: £20 entry, as well as sponsorship

Age: 6 years +

For further details, and for the registration and medical forms, please visit this page.

Details of similar fundraising events can be found here.

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Fundraising Inspiration – Run a mile (or two) for us

At the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, we are always excited to hear about your fundraising efforts – nothing makes us smile more than hearing about your dedication to raising funds for our organisation.

Just in case you were searching for inspiration for your next event, though, we thought we’d share a few upcoming fundraisers with you – see how these tickle your fancy!

The London 2 Brighton Challenge gives participants the opportunity to walk, run, or jog the 100kms from Richmond, West London, to Brighton. Take in the sights, make some new friends, and push yourselves to achieve something that little bit special. A new challenge of 56km, from Richmond to Tulley’s Farm, Turner’s Hill, has been added to the challenge this year for those who want to break themselves in gently. The challenge is due to begin on the morning of 24th May 2014, with many participants hoping to complete the course within 24 hours.

Covering a distance of 5km, The Bridgwater Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 7th September 2014. Again, walkers, joggers, and runners are invited to participate in this fantastic event, raising money for a great cause while having lots of fun.

Always fancied being a superhero? Well now you can be, and while raising valuable funds for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation – it doesn’t get any more super than that! The annual Super Hero Run 2014 will be taking place in London’s Regent’s Park on 18th May. A registration fee of £22 is required, although this will include a FREE super hero outfit for all participants. We’re pretty sure that fundraising has never been such fun.

Taking place on the 27th April 2014, The Plymouth Half Marathon passes by some of the city’s most famous and beautiful sights and monuments. What could be better than raising money while treading the coastal paths, navigating the famous harbour, or rambling through some truly stunning National Trust land? We’re stumped too!

We are looking for teams and individuals who would like to enter any of the above in our honour. Please contact info@weddingwishingwell.org.uk to register your interest, or to let us know what you will be doing to raise money for the charity.

Details of further fundraising events can be found here, along with all the information you need about getting involved. Entries to the Bath Half Marathon, as run by Zoe Bromiley and Mike Parry this year, are now open too – never has there been a better time to get fit.

Zoe and Mike raised a fantastic £145 for us during their Bath Half, and we couldn’t be more pleased or proud of them.