A massive thank you for taking time to visit our website. Most of you by now will be aware of the work we have done over the last few years since my lovely Mum Veronica Claxton, was so cruelly taken from us by cancer aged 50 in 2008.
Firstly let me just emphasise that this website is for you all, all of you who have continually supported us over the years. There is no one single event to sponsor somebody for. Just lots and lots of fun mass attended events and challenges we can all enjoy and get involved with and the money will all come back to our JustGiving page. Your friends and family can sponsor you here or maybe one day you will be feeling generous and just fancy donating £5 for absolutely no reason at all.
The Veronica Claxton Memorial Fund has been raising money for various good causes both locally and nationally since the summer of 2009 and our current fundraising efforts, before this latest challenge were approximately £71,500. But this is just the start!
In May 2014 I launched a challenge for us all called Target 10K, this saw us, through various well attended events attempt to raise £10,000 between May 18th and July 18th, in just 61 days we managed to raise an amazing £14,556 due to the fantastic friends and family who continue to support us.
Their enthusiasm has brought me to launch this latest challenge you have come to see today; Target 50K. The challenge being to raise £50,000 for CLIC Sargent children with cancer, a wonderful charity helping to support children and young people with Cancer and their families as much as they can to the maximum they can. Currently CLIC are able to help 2 out of every 3 young person or child with cancer and obviously the aim is for them to one day help everybody who needs them. CLIC Sargent help people up to aged 24 so the money they raise is being used for such a wide range of people.
Target 50K has no time limit and no pressure on any of us, it’s just a place and a page for us all to come to and a target to work towards for as long as it takes. The momentum and support we have gained over the last few years leaves me in little doubt that £50,000 will come and go within a few years without question.
Our website and the JustGiving page will be here 24/7, 365 days a year and available whenever anybody wants to make even the slightest donation or wants to take on the smallest or biggest challenge we will be there to help and gratefully receive any funds they wish to donate to our target.
There is no one single event, just numerous fun mass attended events for us all to enjoy, already within the next year we have various events planned such as
– A cycle ride around all the football stadiums in London
– A team heading for the London to Cambridge bike challenge
Plus all our usual events including our annual 120 man golf day, marathon football matches, quizzes, dream teams and supermarket bag packs alongside our regular and hugely popular football mornings with some local youngsters. The calendar is getting very full with people also opting to do their own challenges such as a weekend double marathon and a 5km swim, even the tiniest challenge like a weight loss or the 4 month growing of a beard will add some much needed vital funds to our page. Whatever you wish to do we would love to have you on board.
But the most crucial part of this whole operation could be my “Coins 4 Cancer” money pots which have now been manufactured and will form a crucial regular income to this page and are available to anyone who would like one. The idea being you can keep this money pot wherever you wish, be it at work, in the car or at home and just pop any unwanted small change into it and every now and then empty it and donate it to this page as often as you like. Please get in touch if you would like one of our pots.
So that’s our story, a continuation and growth of what we have been doing so please take a look around the website to see what we are up to.
You can contact us here using our contact form.
Thanks so much for visiting our website and helping us to achieve our £50,000 dream.