Help raise money
If you feel you would like to contribute in some way to our charity there are a number of ways you can do so. Firstly, we are always looking for motivated, energetic people who are passionate about our work to help us to fund raise. We have a strong following of supporters in the Sussex region of the UK and have been lucky enough to have various small events put on to raise money for our charity. This is not the only way to do so however, people these days are raising money by engaging everything from extreme sports achievements or adrenaline pumped activities to talks given at schools, businesses and associations, all of which gain sponsorship from those involved.
If this is something you are interested in doing and you are creative in your thinking, there are endless ways to help us to fund raise and continue our work. Have a look at what our friends have been doing.
Congratulations and a huge thank you to Kelly Lake who recently ran the Arundel 10k and raised £1347.50 for The Children of Sumatra including Gift Aid. Also to Lissy Lovett who ran the London marathon for us earlier in the year also raising over £1,300. This money will allow 10 children to receive life changing operations.
Huge thank you to Linda Tombs & Tara Shanahan who ran the Brighton marathon on the 15th April in aid of The Children of Sumatra. They raised a grand total of £1,322.50 including gift aid.
This is the 3rd year Tara has run the Brighton marathon for us and over the 3 years she has raised an amazing total of £3,670.69 including Gift Aid. Tara and her family give huge support to our charity every year, Thank you so much guys xx
James Fornara, a dear friend of The Children of Sumatra, suffered for nearly three years with bowel and secondary liver cancer. Over the years James helped out with many IT issues for the charity as well as being a great friend and massive support to Katie Pavett the founder of The Children of Sumatra. James sadly died in July this year and he will be greatly missed by so many people. He asked for donations to be given to The Children of Sumatra instead of flowers at his funeral. £2007 was raised and James's father and mother, Peter and Chris, kindly offered to match this amount making the total raised £4014. James will be remembered in the smiles of so many children, a beautiful friend who will never be forgotten. Thank you so much x
Thank you so much Singapore Piaget Academy in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia for raising an amazing Rp 100,000,000. This works out to be around £7,000, the biggest donation we have ever received in Indonesia. Singapore Piaget Academy arranged a sponsored run inspired by a young disabled man from Singapore who inspired everyone to keep going. A food fair was arranged where students cooked food from their home countries and sold it at school. Many other small events were also carried out to raise this amazing amount of money. Students also donated so many toys from their own homes that will be making fantastic Christmas presents for so many children this year.
On Saturday 18th February The Children of Sumatra hosted a well-attended event at The Victoria Institute in Arundel to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the charity. The grand total raised was £946.35! Thanks to everyone who came and especially to Hakuna Pesa for providing the live music and DJs Alex Martin & Danny "LC" Pickering AKABoxFrequency.
Thank you also to Circus Fantasia who raised an amazing £1000 by organising a masked ball last new year in the latest music bar in Brighton. Thanks to everyone involved who, again, have made it possible for at least 5 children to have life changing operations. Music and drama events are so much fun for everyone and one of the most perfect ways to enjoy yourself while making life changing operations come true at the same time.
English photographer, Pamela Oliveras, auctioned one of her photos via facebookraising £140 for The Children of Sumatra.
Last year two lads, Rian & Dylan, cycled from Banda to Bali in support of the Children of Sumatra and they made a DVD of their trip. They visited some of our kids on the way putting many smiles on their faces. The DVD can be purchased from their website and AUS$5 from each sale goes to the Children of Sumatra.
Many thanks to Jose & Azmal in Sassenheim, Holland, who raised 2,119.90 euro for Children of Sumatra at their Flea Market on 7th August.
Thanks to Luc Beckers and his team at the Bocholt Triathlon, held on the 24th May. On a beautiful day, with 103 competitors, they raised 1,433.36 euro for The Children of Sumatra.
Guests at the wedding of Hope & Alan Buzza in September last year, raised over £4,000for the Children of Sumatra. The couple set up a fundraising page for their special day and asked their guests to donate rather than give presents.