Charity

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 marketing@hfg.co.uk

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.

HFG ASIA – VOLUNTEERING WORK – WILLING HEARTS – JANUARY 2017IMG_3303

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.

TOUGH MUDDER

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.

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JDRF RIDE TO CURE DIABETES 2014, 9 MAY

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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

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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 DaintyBeauty & the Beast Half  Marathon
Camberley Caper
Hellrunner
Salomon Turbo X
 Spinal Research £3k

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.

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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.