Our fundraising heroes
Whether running as one half of Sweden’s greatest exports or tackling a triathlon, our fundraising heroes have pushed themselves to the limit for FareShare. Here are some of their stories…
Ishbel ran the BUPA 10K for FareShare dressed as Agnetha from ABBA (it was Eurovision weekend!)
“I wanted to run a 10K to raise money for a charity which tackles food poverty in the UK, but I didn’t know of any other than food banks. A quick search on Google brought me to FareShare’s website, and I was impressed by their clear ethos and clever strategy. The money I raised helped provide 920 meals for hungry, vulnerable people. Knowing exactly where the money was going made running for FareShare an honour for me, and I would happily fundraise for them again.”
Haydyn’s “Happy Dinner”!
On Sunday 7th June, a wonderful little boy called Haydyn held a fundraiser for FareShare for his 6th birthday! His family turned the garden into a restaurant for the day, invited 21 guests and in total raised an amazing £259 to help feed people in need. With the help of his little sister Lailie, Haydyn welcomed all the guests and showed them to their tables, served them their drinks and took their meal orders. Haydyn’s mum Helen said the event was a great success, all the diners were very enthusiastic about the cause and said they will think twice about how much food they waste in the future.
In Haydyn’s words, he wanted to help us because “I want to make the world a happier place” and it makes him sad that there are children like him going hungry in the UK. Thank you Haydyn!
Jerry and Jo ran, cycled and swam a whopping 1,141 miles for FareShare.
Jerry: “I’ve chosen to do this for FareShare as every day thousands of families and individuals here at home in the UK cannot afford to feed themselves or their children through unfortunate circumstances.”
Beth and her colleagues at the Good Food Company cycled to Paris from London in aid of FareShare.
Beth says of their feat “We are proud to be involved in this charity bike ride, helping to support food delivery to relieve poverty.”