Fundraising Efforts for Our Missing Peace
It’s always humbling when people decide they want to help our charity and choose to fundraise for us.
We’ve had a steady stream of people doing this over the last year and we couldn’t go into 2020 without saying a massive thank you to each and every person who has donated in some way to Our Missing Peace this year – be that a huge fundraising event, a one off donation, or a small gesture to support. Every penny we receive makes a difference and will enable us to continue supporting people.
Manchester – 10km
The wonderful Olivia Capper took to the streets of Manchester on the 19th May 2019 to complete the 10km run in memory of her beautiful niece Carrie Fisher-Parr. In doing so she raised an incredible £1,008. We are entirely volunteer led and funded, so every single penny raised for us goes back into the charity, enabling us to continue giving the gift of support and love when people need it the most.
Race to the Stones – 100km Ultra
On the 13th and 14th July 2019, Alex and Stuart Nasse ran a massive 100km, raising £1,608 in the process. Not that we have ever completed a 100km run ourselves (haha) but we can imagine the hard work, dedication and sheer determination it takes to start something like this, let alone finish it. It truly means the world to us to know people want to push themselves to the limit to help our charity help others.
The Crawley Family Walk – 100 miles
We find driving 100 miles tiresome, so simply cannot imagine the endurance it takes to WALK 100 miles from Glasgow to Fort William.
This is just what the Crawley Family did from the 11th – 17th October 2019 in memory of Zara Hinson. David, Tor, Harry, Thomas and the dogs, Bramble and Pickle, walked the West Highland Way … covering approximately 16-18 miles a day over a treacherous 8+ hours every day, they managed to complete the distance in six days.
Raising £2,010 they were acknowledged as being in the top 3% of fundraisers on the Just Giving Website … for those who don’t know what that means, they were in the top 3% out of 48,000 fundraisers!
Greatworth Golf Society – Charity of the Year 2019
Club Captain, Nick Hirst, chose Our Missing Peace to be this year’s charity of the year at Greatworth Golf Society. Over the course of the year they have raised an incredible £1,000 for us. The year culminated with donations of numerous prizes for the annual Golf Club Night.
We understand that it simply isn’t feasible for everyone to get on a bike, put on trainers and do a 100km race, swim the channel, or do anything physical at all to support their charity of choosing. Nominating Our Missing Peace to be your club / supermarket / workplace charity of the year is a great way to raise some much needed money as well as raising awareness for the charity.
The Edinburgh Academy – Charity of the Year 2018/2019
Amazing efforts from The Edinburgh Academy saw them raise £3,200 for Our Missing Peace in the academic year 2018/2019. They did this through collections at school discos and concerts and finished the year by hosting a school carol concert in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.
When you choose our charity to support, it’s an incredible feeling – to know you believe in our cause and deem our vision worthy of their fundraising efforts and it is nothing short of astounding. To know that our message is spreading enough for it to be heard in schools, in the next generation of people, means the world to us.
There will never be enough words in the spoken language to express our gratitude to those who choose to support Our Missing Peace – be it through a £1 donation, or a £10,000 fundraising event. Every single penny we receive goes back into the community to support people; to offer guidance; to signpost; to help others feel less alone. In a world where people can have thousands of friends online but feel alone in ‘real life’ … in a world where isolation is on the up and accessing support becoming more difficult, we strive to be a small shining light in peoples’ lives. Somewhere they know they can turn and they will not be turned away; somewhere they can come for support, for hope, for laughter and love. We would not be able to do ANY of this without the continued support from such an incredible community.
To every person who has donated to Our Missing Peace this year – thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.