What a week – two fundraisers in the space of two days! Kelvin Hall and Ruth Streetly each completed a personal challenge to raise money for Village Water, and between them they’ve raised over £1,800! Read more about the superstar fundraisers (and maybe get inspired yourself)…
Ruth braves the share
15-year-old Ruth Streetly faced the chop last Monday (18th June) to support not one, but two of her favourite charities. In just a few short weeks, Ruth rounded up lots of local support and raised £1051.22 for our projects – and then donated her 70 cm locks to The Little Princess Trust.
Ruth told us prior to the shave: “I’ve always had long hair for as long as I can remember, soon I’ll be finishing my GCSEs, and I really wanted to do something different. It’s a pretty big change, but I’ve been able to support two of my favourite charities!”
Local hairdresser Fran Hansen and photographer Birgitta Zoutman kindly agreed to assist. Fran told us, “I’ve done lots of hair chops for charity, but Ruth is by far the youngest person who’s head I’ve ever shaved. Well done Ruth!”
You can still donate to Ruth’s super brave fundraiser. Show you support for the terrific teen here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruth-streetly-braves-the-shave
Kelvin takes the plunge
Village Water Finance Officer, Kelvin Hall, took part in a particularly challenging event, The Royal Windsor Triathlon, made even tougher by the fact he only learnt to swim a few months ago. (He loves a challenge our Finance Officer!)
After crossing the finish line he told us: “I found the swim very difficult and had to give it everything during the last bit of upstream swimming. This left me very tired, then I ran around for 11 minutes looking for my bike! I was very pleased with my swimming time, and very disappointed with my cycling time but overall, very happy with myself for completing it.”
We are all super proud of Kelvin, and he raised a fantastic £753.75, which will provide 26 people with safe water, proper sanitation facilities and hygiene education. Having worked for Village Water for over 7 years, he really knows the impact the money will have for families in rural Africa.
There’s still time to show your support for our Kelvs https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kelvin-hallvillagewater
There’s no time like the present to start your own fundraising journey. Feel that Monday Motivation and get the ideas flowing. Click the button for inspiration and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some help. We’re here to support you throughout your challenge, any way we can! Your challenge could transform lives…