Fundays put the FUN into FUNdraising!
Fundays and events bring together families for mutual support and raise funds at the same time.
In 2019 we held a cake sale at the BRI
and Matt ran The London Marathon
Matt Rees ran the London Marathon 2019 in aid of The SHIPS Project.
He did it in 4 hours 5 mins for which we want to congratulate him. It was the most crowded of all the Marathons he has run and his second best time - his watch told him he had actually run 26.8 miles!
He is still collecting on his Just Giving page (see below) or by cheque or cash to the SHIPS Project Office.
Matt, who is the director of Great Western Recycling, only took up running two years ago in an effort to lose the pounds (and stones) and has really enjoyed the sport. He has run the Bristol Half and the Newport Marathon, and has a PB of 3 hours 40 minutes.
Since my mother got a job on the ward in Frenchay, working with children who have had a brain injury, I have been aware of the needs they have and the lack of support in the education system. I know that she is always trying to raise funds so I offered to help.
The work she does with the young people and their families is partly funded by schools, but every year she needs to find a couple of thousand pounds in addition to this.
Can you help Matt reach his target?
Matt has set up a JustGiving page
If you click on the link you can follow his progress.
Our fundraising cake sale at the BRI raised £650 towards his target.
We have two events in 2015.
11 July: Charity Family Evening at The Old Reds, Brislington from 6:30 onwards. RAffle, facepainting, games, refreshments with a bar.
18 September: Charity Comedy Night at The Hen and Chicken. Tickets £!5
For more details click here
Our 2014 Funday was organised by Jayne Pompery. There are more pictures on our facebook page. Click here to see them.
It was a bike ride through the Two Tunnels between Bath and Midford in 2013, which raised £2000. It was quite a challenge for some of our more anxious youngsters to cycle in the dark. More pictures may be found on our facebook page. Link to it here.
July 2010 saw us walking along Weston-super-Mare prom. This was quite taxing for some of the youngsters and they worked hard to raise funds. Click here to see more pictures
In July 2008 we made a SHIP OF COINS on Weston Pier. More pictures can be found here.