Sarah Richards Thank You April 25 2016

On Sunday April 24 Sarah Richards completed her second London Marathon for Cecily's Fund. We're hugely grateful for Sarah's brilliant efforts, which won her an even better time than she achieved on her first attempt in 2014. "It was an amazing day", Sarah says. "The Marathon definitely showcases London at its best. Thanks to all who supported me!"

The £1,000 Sarah has raised is enough for Cecily's Fund to support 20 children with their school fees

The generous donors who have supported Sarah through her Virgin Money Giving page have so far helped raise over £1,000 for Cecily's Fund. That's enough to pay 50% of the school fees for 20 children in Zambia, or 20 life-changing business startup grants for young entrepreneurs. It's this fantastic impact which makes us so grateful to all our runners and their sponsors.

If you'd like to follow in Sarah's footsteps by taking on your own sponsored run, Cecily's Fund is building a team for the 2016 British 10K London Run right now. To register your interest or request a sign-up sheet, simply fill in our online form and you could soon be in training for your own run on Sunday July 10!

Sarah Richards London Marathon April 5 2016

Back in 2014, our supporter Sarah Richards completed the London Marathon and raised almost £2,500 for our work in Zambia. Afterwards, we featured her in our Easter 2014 newsletter. This year, Sarah has once again secured a place in the biggest race in the UK's running calendar and is supporting Cecily's Fund for a second time.

Sarah attended the same school as Cecily - Bedales School in Hampshire - and the two became close friends. For that reason Cecily's Fund is close to Sarah's heart and we hugely appreciate her amazing efforts to run and fundraise for us. The amount Sarah raised in 2014 made a very significant contribution to our work in Zambia - helping children to access education and opportunities and ensuring that young people and their families have better health outcomes and stronger communities.

With your support, Sarah and Cecily's Fund can again make a terrific impact in 2016. We've been fortunate enough to have runners in the London Marathon on a number of occasions, including 2015 when Chris Childs took part. Your sponsorship will help make Sarah's run another success!

You can show your support for Sarah's efforts and our work by adding your sponsorship today at her Virgin Money Giving page. The London Marathon takes place on April 24.

Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:10

Spring Newsletter Now Available

March 21 2016 Spring Newsletter

The first Cecily's Fund newsletter of 2016 is now available to download. Subscribers who receive the newsletter via post should receive them by the end of next week. Highlights of this latest packed instalment of our newsletter include:

  • Our supporter Colin Chesterman shares his thoughts and photos from his trip to visit BISO community school in February
  • An update on all our upcoming challenge events for the year, including the British 10K London Run and the first-ever Swim Serpentine
  • A report from our Programme Manager Liz on her trip to Zambia in March, including two inspiring new initiatives

There are also stories on fundraising done by Warwick African-Caribbean Society, Carlton Male Voice Choir and our longtime supporter Peter Clifton, who raised over £500 by taking on the Minchinhampton 10K in early March. Plus, an interview with Frank Kanyambi (who is co-ordinating our Connecting Communities programme) and exciting information about the Cecily's Day events planned for 2016 and 2017. Download your copy today, be sure to contact us with any comments or queries, and look out for our next newsletter in the summer. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up simply by filling in the form on our homepage.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:40

2015 Christmas Cards Available

The new Cecily's Fund Christmas card for 2015 is now available to purchase from our online shop.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:25

Cecily's Day 2015 Coming Soon

Less than three weeks now remain until this year's Cecily's Day - we would love for you to join us at this special celebration.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 15:02

10K Triumph

A team has once again taken part in the British 10K London Run for Cecily's Fund.

Monday, 20 July 2015 15:41

2015 Summer Newsletter Now Available

The 2015 Cecily's Fund Summer Newsletter is now available to download.

Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:28

Jacob and Thomas' Story

The third and final new case study from the Cecily's Fund monitoring trip to Zambia in May 2015.

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