Fundraising Stories 

Organising a fundraiser for Reach? Why not share your story with us?
Thank you to everyone who gives up their time to help raise funds for Reach.

We have created this page so that we can share some of the great stories from our valued supporters. Thank you to every who has run, jumped, cycled, crafted, baked and more! We hope you enjoy reading and maybe even feel inspired to take on a challenge, be that big or small to support Reach. If you have an idea that you would like to discuss please call the Fundraising Team on 01636 819066.

We all have our stories to tell, here are just some of them....

Beautiful Crafts

Thank you to Christine and her husband Kevin who make beautiful crafts items throughout the year. They used to be available at our craft fayres but since Covid-19 our fayres have not been able to take place. These incredible volunteers have not let Covid-19 get in the way and are continuing to fundraise for us by still selling their items online.

Viking Challenge Bike Ride

Reach once again provided volunteer marshals for The Viking Challenge, an annual bike ride whose route is based on the Viking Way in the Vale of Belvoir. Reach is grateful to all the volunteers and would like to thank The Viking Challenge for its generous £3,000 donation.


Southwell Co-Op Club Card holders helped raise £8,007 for Reach in 1 year!

Reach Skydive

8 Skydivers took on the Reach Sky Dive at Langar Air Field  in the Summer. Well done!

Accommodation Appeal Supporters 

Lots of people helped raise money for the Accommodation Appeal through sponsored walks, runs, Tough Mudder events and lots more

Virtual London Marathon

Well done to all our Virtual London Marathon participants! The team completed the challenge and raised over £6500 between them.

The day was filled with emotion, sore feet, lots of cheering, celebrations, and a great sense of achievement for all involved.

Claire's Charity Walk

Claire completed a 135 mile walk (the distance we would usually travel to go on our annual holiday) to raise money for fun things like Reach holidays.

Steve's Soccer Scratch Card

Thank you to Steve who raised £600 for our Big Give Challenge by hosting a Soccer Scratch Card.

Tilly and Jemima's Half Marathon 

Tilly and Jemima took on their own Half Marathon challenge and raised an incredible £2500 between them, thanks in part to a match funder.

Ed's Fundraising Ed was busy running weekly quizzes during the Coronavirus lockdown. He asked for donations from participants and raised an amazing £2191. Ed also helped to raise £1844 from proceeds of a raffle hosted by OMD.

Reach Relay Team ride My Ride London virtual event

Chelsea, Laura, Steve and Jonny between them rode from Reach Newark to reach Southwell and then on to Reach Mansfield in a relay as part of the My Ride London virtual event.

Southwell Rubgy Team ride My Ride London virtual event

Members of Southwell Rugby Club rode 100km to raise money for Reach as part of the My Ride London virtual event.

Oliver’s Giving Tree

Oliver and Christine raised over £660 by asking for donations for hand-sewn flowers to be go on Oliver's tree. 

"I really wanted to do something to help raise money for Reach; they do so much to support Oliver. I know that the Coronavirus has hit Reach financially so I was grateful for any donations to Oliver's Giving Tree to help spread a little happiness" Christine, Mum to Oliver Mum) 

Andy Smith’s 2.6 Challenge for Reach

Andy took on a 2600 rep HIIT workout as part of the virtual 2.6 challenge to raise money for Reach.

"I don't live locally but my sister works for the charity and I always hear bout the amazing work they are doing, it's definitely a worthy cause to be supporting. I enjoy working out so thought I would set my self a workout challenge." Andy 

Please note some of these videos feature asks towards fundraising pages. As these are historic events these pages are now closed.

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