As we pass the anniversary of that wonderful memorial game at Farnham last year, which raised £8,000 (as well as spirits), I thought it would be a good time to provide an update.
You will recall that our initial objective was to raise £18,500 to fund 3 screening sessions, after meeting the required initial contribution to CRY’s general funding.
In case you missed it we achieved that target by the end of 2018 with a final flood of donations aligned to the Havant RFC charity match on Dec 29th.
We said then that we weren’t stopping there, and I can report that at present the fund stands at £30,500, some of this is not ringfenced for screenings due to being raised via CRY events like the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) and some costs. However, all funds raised do go to help CRY reduce Young Sudden Cardiac Death.
The bottom line is that we are only £2-300 away from being able to approve a fifth screening session, in addition to the ones already scheduled at; -
Bracknell RFC – 8th Dec
Havant RFC (@ Havant college) - 19th Feb
Farnham RFC - 29th Feb
University of Portsmouth (date TBD)
Only the Bracknell one has yet been released by CRY for preferential booking and 44 of the 50 places are taken already, the Havant and Farnham ones should become available before the end of November.
The key contributions in 2019 have been; -
Squad signed Sarries shirt – donated by Tim Mckewen and bought by Justin Powell - £250
Vodafone Foundation (courtesy of Rob Matthews) - £350
Kate Hare’s LLHM - £430
FRUFC donation - £500
Havant RFC President’s Lunch raffle - £530
Havant RFC Ladies Lunch raffle - £577
Luke Stovell’s Yately 10k series - £880
Hayley Brember and Vickie Powell’s Spinnaker abseil - £1050
Town v Gown (UoP v Havant RFC) - £1196
IoW Randonee for Rich (10 riders) - £2174
Chris Brember - Deloitte RAB * - £6070
Chris spent 9 consecutive days cycling the 980 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats on his brother’s bike – before March 2019 he had never even ridden a road bike in anger. He was CRY’s first-ever rider in this event and had to commit to raising over £2500. His total included 2 anonymous £500 donations.
In addition to these, there were many smaller contributions and we thank everyone for their kindness. Please keep it up. Remember the ripples!