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....
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.
Southwell Co-Op Club Card holders helped raise £8,007 for Reach in 1 year!
London Marathon runner
Andrew Smith took on the on the 2021 London Marathon for Reach and raised over £2500. “It was such an incredible experience to run the streets of London and raise money for an incredible charity at the same time. I challenged myself with my pace and was really pleased to finish the course in 3 hours 11 mins. I can tick running a marathon off my bucket list too!”
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