If you would like to donate to Hannah's Fund you can do so via our GoFundMe page here.
Like for all charities the Covid 19 pandemic has caused us issues with fundraising but we continue to think of new ideas.
2021 would have been Hannah's 30th birthday and this inspired lots of ideas. One supporter crocheted 30 arigurami crochet animals and objects as a lockdown project – a lockdown yarn so to speak - over several months and seasons. Each was hand-made and unique, with lots of character, one for each of thirty years of memories of a remarkable girl. Together these characters were conceived within seasonal scenes and landscapes, as part of a storyboard imbued with the spirit of Hannah’s fund, continuing her vision of giving hope, friendship, kindness and inspiration to others. The creatures were available as gifts in exchange for a donation and raised £130.
In the Summer of 2021 we had the 'Wheels 30' challenge. Read more here. This challenge raised over £1,300.
We were very grateful to Manchester Met University's hockey team who set themselves a 100KM challenge in February 2021. Their efforts raised just over £2,000.
We have continued to work on our social media pages to drive engagement - the link to the Fund's Facebook page is here.
Social media has also helped us run a series of 'online or virtual' fundraising events.
In August 2020 Suzie 'Lost her Locks' - see the great images opposite. She raised over £1,000.
We were thrilled that our newest trustee, Zoe Hilton Webb, took up the 2.6 Challenge for Hannah's Fund in April 2020, as did Hannah's sister Lamorna along with a few others.
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 in June 2020 Hannah's Fund hosted the Mad Hatter's Picnic. Participants had their own socially distanced picnics and sent in photos of alfresco gatherings which were shared.
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 event. 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!
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.