Last year, the community around Bedales School - where Cecily was educated - gathered a team of 34 runners to take part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth. This huge fundraising effort raised over £8,000 which was split equally between Cecily's Fund and the John Badley Foundation.
This October, a new team of Bedales staff, pupils, parents and alumni will return to Portsmouth and the Great South Run. The event takes place on October 21 and 22, and a Pledgit fundraising page is open now.
"As one of the runners in the Great South Run last year I am delighted that we are going to organise a repeat once again this year [...] raising some good money for the two excellent causes being the John Badley Foundation and Cecily's Fund."
Stephen Walls, Bedales parent
Once again, Pledgit and the Country House Company are generously matching the first £1,000 raised - with your support, the Bedales community can beat their fantastic 2017 total, and Cecily's Fund can make an even greater impact this year!
Once again, an intrepid group of runners took on the British 10K London Run on July 10. So far, they have already raised over £3,250 for Cecily’s Fund.
The British 10K London Run once again played host to some stellar athletic and fundraising efforts in 2016. Cecily’s Fund supporters have been a part of this event for many years, and this year’s team have again done us proud.
Southborough High School contributed a number of runners again this year, after joining us for the first time in 2015. Cecily’s sister Philippa and her husband Louw also took part, each bringing along some of their colleagues to join in. The Doughty Street Dashers, the running team from Doughty Street Chambers of which Philippa is a part, have their own long history of running the 10K for Cecily’s Fund.
So far, the runners have collectively raised over £3,250 for our work in Zambia - a fantastic total which will help to make a huge difference to the lives and futures of young people in Zambia. Cecily’s Fund is extremely grateful to everyone who took part and who sponsored our amazing runners!
Visit our Fundraisers' Pages