For 2020 we had some great ideas for fundraising - building on the success of The Havanna Night in 2019 but Covid19 means that our plans for actual events are on hold. However we were thrilled that our newest trustee, Zoe Hilton Webb, took up the 2.6 Challenge for Hannah's Fund in April, as did Hannah's sister Lamorna along with a few others.
We have also been working on our social media pages to drive engagement - the link to the Fund's Facebook page is here. The Stripy challenge for Hannah's birthday date of May 13th was a great success. Sharon Soper, instead of birthday presents, asked for donations to the fund via Facebook and raised £137.
For National Picnic Week this month (June 2020) Hannah's Fund are hosting the Mad Hatter's Picnic. We'd love you all to participate by having your own socially distanced picnics and sending us a photo of your alfresco gatherings which we will be sharing. Indoor picnics are of course also an option should the weather not hold out for us! This is very much raise awareness of Hannah's Fund, and to get people outside in some fresh air. However, if you'd like to donate a little towards the charity, perhaps the cost of your sandwiches, that will always be very gratefully received. You can donate to the Mad Hatter's initiative here.
We always have a variety of things to buy and you can now buy directly through this website. See the Things to Purchase page.
The main fundraising effort in 2019 was The Havanna Night. Hannah's sister Lamorna and cousin Alex also ran the Plymouth 10K with a group of friends and raised £600.
In 2018 Hannah's eldest brother took part in a Triathlon with Gilly Slater followed swiftly by the Plymouth Half Marathon the following weekend! Josh was joined by Hannah's sister Lamorna Lindfield and Archie, Imo & Luke Dawe for the Plymouth Half. Needless to say the support crew of Mili & Mark were out in force for both events along with Ollie & Jazz for the Triathlon!
The largest ever 'Team Twerp' (so called in memory of Hannah's grandfather Tim Burbury who affectionately called all his grandchildren Twerp) were ready in March 2018 for the 6th year to run the Bath Half Marathon but sadly the race was cancelled due to snow. This event has become a signature event for Hannah's Fund as in 2014 Hannah joined the team for the final mile.
The big fund raiser for 2017 was The Masquerade Ball held in April that year and which raised over £8,000. As well as the 2017 Bath Half Marathon four members of Team Twerp took part in a Canalathon - paddling 6 miles, pedalling 22 miles and running / walking / stumbling 7 miles in VERY varied weather. The team was made up of Ned, Katie, Gus & Punch Maughan with crew support offered by JimBob Maughan!
If you would like to make a donation to Team Twerp's efforts please click the link above or simply donate via our general Fund Raising Page
Previous fund raising events have been:
A fund raising event was put together by Jackie and Kerrie Burt on Saturday 12th November 2016 with live music from Just Plain Myrtyle. It was held at Stokeclimsland Village Hall and was full to the brim with friends and friends of friends! Over £700 was raised for Hannah's Fund.
11 year old James Gee raised £6.79 and Psychology Associates ran a cake stall in October.
On 18th August 2016 The Dosis Project held a musical concert in aid of Hannah's Fund at the Saltash Baptist Church. Special thanks to Joe Lang, Robyn Michelle, Jamie Williams and Alice Robinson-Carter for a fantastic performance and for monies raised for Hannah's Fund
Other fund raising efforts have been a team of family and friends doing The Three Peaks Challenge and Ed Maughan ran the London Marathon in 2016.
The fund was particularly pump primed by a fundraising concert held at the beginning of September 2015 which raised over £6,700. Massive thanks to Lee Varney and Frances Wilson who organised the concert and to Corinne Morris, Fenella Humphreys, and Natasha Hardy, who gave up their time and their professional fees to help us make the evening a success. Corinne and Fenella are critically acclaimed artists who have both recently released acclaimed recordings on CD.
The sales of Hannah's book, Invisible Struggle and Hannah's Fund Hoodies as well as cards and cushions of her paintings are all helping to swell the Fund's coffers.
Please do get in touch via the Contact us page if you would like to purchase anything.