Fundraising for Charity
The club actively raises funds for good causes throughout the year and many organisations have benefited from the generosity of our members and their fund-raising efforts.
The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is the club’s official charity and receives a share of the money raised every year. This includes donations from the annual Hospice to Hospice run, around World Hospice Day. This event involves members running approximately 10 miles from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham to The Shooting Star Chase Hospice, just outside of Guildford. The money raised is split between the two hospices. Phyllis Tuckwell also receives the proceeds from the refreshments at the HRR Lord Wandsworth Schools Cross Country Series event and 50p from each entry.
In addition, we also support the British Heart Foundation in memory of Mike Cloke and the charity benefits from funds raised in the Annual Mike Cloke run in May when we are also joined by Fleet & Crookham club at the event.
Furthermore, at the AGM, every attendee has the opportunity to nominate other charities for consideration by the committee. In 2020, the charities nominated and agreed at the AGM, were Chance for Childhood, Jill’s Fundraising Journey, and Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling. The monies raised by the raffles at the Awards Dinner, the Christmas Party and any other donations made by the members throughout the year are donated to these charities, as well as the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
As you can see, there are lots of ways that you can get involved and make a difference, both in terms of fundraising for charities and raising money for the club. Any other suggestions for fundraising are very welcome and please talk to one of the committee members.