Many of HFG’s staff take part in charity events outside of work, raising money for charities that are close to them.
Below are some of the fundraising events HFG staff have taken part in this year and also a list charities who we have supported.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARITY GOLF DAYS: 2014 – 2017
Through some of our recent charity golf days, HFG have raised in excess of £4600 for charities including JDRF, Dementia UK, Spinal Research UK and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Our Asia team spent the day with Willing Hearts, a charity that provides much needed food and supplies to the community. Our team helped prepare and cook the food to be sent out.
CHARITY BOXING MATCH, 11TH OCTOBER 2014
At the end of last year, consultant Graeme Braidwood competed in a charity boxing match in Singapore, raising between 2014 and 2017, £185.92 for CSC Childrens Surgical Center, Cambodia.
FUNDRAISING BOXING CHALLENGE
On the 13th of March, Edward O’Dwyer took part in a charity boxing match, with all proceeds going to RFU Injured Players Foundation. Donations raised £800.
Charmian and Hal took part in Tough Mudder; a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by the Special Forces, in April 2014. With only 78% of entrants successfully completing the course, this was certainly a feat!
Charmian and Hal were part of the 78% and fundraised for Acorns Hospice.
JDRF RIDE TO CURE DIABETES 2014, 9 MAY
As well as this, 3 teams of 5 from HFG took part in the JDRF Ride to cure Diabetes at the Royal Exchange in May, raising £747.74. The teams were as follows:
TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3
William Gallimore Jack Snape Charlotte Fry
Arfan Akhtar Shaun Rogers Hal Tyler
Christina Webber Ben Hickey George Hudson
Anna Hambrook Emma Conington Mark Dainty
Amy Simmons George Bird Jake Jenkins
5K RACE FOR LIFE, 27 JULY, HYDE PARK
Satpal also raised money for Cancer Research UK in July, through her participation in the Hyde Park Race for Life. This is an annual tradition for Satpal, who completed the course whilst being 8 months pregnant, 2 years ago!
Previous events that HFG staff have raised money for include:
|Arfan Akhtar||London Marathon||Spinal Research||£1.6k|
|James Kitt||London Marathon||Ovacome||£7k|
|Charlie Voller & Charlotte Fry||Pretty Muddy Essex||Cancer Research UK||£800|
|James Kitt||Buckingham Palace to Amsterdam bike ride||Cancer Research UK||£23k|
|Charmian Beedie||Birmingham to Paris, 1000km in 7 days bike ride||Acorns Children’s Hospice||£10k|
|Jason Sykes & Will Gallimore||London Marathon||Spinal Research||£30k|
|Katie Bray||London Marathon||JDRF||£2k|
|Arfan Akhtar||Newcastle to London bike ride||Local community Centre||£2k|
|Clare Bethell||Three Peaks Challenge||BLESMA||£19k|
|Mark Dainty||Beauty & the Beast Half Marathon|
Salomon Turbo X
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST HALF MARATHON, TRAIL PLUS (CAMBERLEY CAPER), SALAMON TURBO X TRAIL RUN
From 2011 to 2012, director Mark Dainty took part in three charity runs, raising a total of £887.10 in 2011 and £3,242.14 in 2012.
2014 ‘RUN TO BEAT’ FOR ST BARNABAS HOUSE HOSPICE
In September 2014 Charlie Voller, Charlotte Fry and James Austin took part in a charity run, raising £303.75 for St Barnabas House Hospice.
2014 Le Tour De Chop
Also in 2014 Edward O’Dwyer and James Kitt took part in Le Tour De Chop in Majorca. The event involved an 110 mile cycle around the island, as well as 5km of climbing in the infamous Serra de Tamuntana mountain range. Together James and Edward raised a total of over £37,000
LASERIO AND THE BOOK BUS
HFG is also involved with LaSERiO (London and South East Region International opportunities). This involvement has provided life-changing opportunities for those aged 13-17 who are selected to take part in the programme.
5 year old Kirsty was selected to travel to Malawi for three weeks in August 2014. Whilst there, she worked closely with ‘The Book Bus’. The charity is primarily concerned with the support of schools in Third World nations such as Zambia, Malawi, Ecuador, and India. Kirsty was involved in supplying books and encouraging children in under privileged villages to read through storytelling, role play, creative arts and music. For further information on the charity, please have a look at The Book Bus.