Want to get involved in helping to raise funds for Charley?
For more information get in touch with us.
Anyone looking to organise a large event can do so via Eventbrite.
Here are just a few of the things coming up over the next few months that you could be a part of…
DRESS-DOWN 4 CHARLEY July 22, 2016
Sheffield & Chesterfield based Graysons Solicitors are holding a dress-down day where employees can come to work dressed casually in return for donations to Cure4Charley. What a great idea, thank you Graysons for your support.
BURPEES 4 CHARLEY July 25, 2016
A friend of a friend – Jeremy Belas, along with his brother Oli Belas, have really touched our hearts recently by volunteering themselves to do this physically exhausting challenge. They are going to attempt to do 1000 burpees in under two hours!
For those of you who like stats…..that’s eight burpees per minute and seven seconds per burpee… WOW! Being a PE teacher myself (Jess speaking here) I can completely understand just what a challenge this is to undertake!
They are asking all friends, family and anyone supporting Cure4Charley to make a pledge via Jeremy’s Facebook page and he will post a video, which we will share, once they are done. Then you can donate the money pledged directly to our page, but please put the reference burpees in the comments, so we can give Jez and his Bro the credit for the funds raised. Thanks again Jez and Oli, and good luck!
CAKE 4 CHARLEY July 28,2016
So anyone who knows Charley will know she loves cake, but so does everyone it appears and a very good friend of ours who happens to be a star baker, is prepared to take advantage of this at work on Thursday for Cure4Charley. If anyone else fancies putting their culinary skills to good use, Cure4Charley is happy to benefit from the proceeds and the calories!
HIKE 4 CHARLEY August 1-30,2016
From August 1-30, Jess’ cousin Emily Hunt will be doing 30 hikes in 30 days in the Chamonix valley. She will cover the valley from Vallorcine-Les Houches, spreading the message in the mountains!
She said: “My total metres ascent estimate (how many metres vertical) for all the hikes is about 26,500 metres. I reckon I’ll be hiking for on average 5-6 hours per day (in between going to work full time)!
“When I do it, I will download a tracker app that will track my journey and I’ll upload the pictures to my instagram every day. So, if anyone can think of any funny summit selfies that I could take, then please let me know!”
If you would like to sponsor Emily on her mammoth fundraising challenge, then you can do so by donating to the Cure4Charley fundraising page and putting Hike4Charley in the comments along with your message of support.
STEPS 4 CHARLEY August 2016
Next month, mum of one, Siobhan Longano will be stepping out in aid of Cure4Charley. She said: “I have decided to put my walking, chasing and sometimes running after my little one, Tommy, to doing 10,000 steps a day in August 2016 to help Charley get the immunotherapy treatment she needs to be there for her little girl.”
Siobhan is calling her event #steps4charley, so please sponsor her by making your donations via the go fund me page with a mention of the event in the comments.
SING 4 CHARLEY August 2, 2016
The Bedford Tavern in Brighton have kindly agreed to be the venue for a karaoke evening from 7-10pm, hosted by Christopher Jessop, Director and Producer of Brighton and Hove Actually Gay Men’s Chorus. If you enjoy a good old sing song or even just a good night out, please come down and help us raise funds for Cure4Charley.
The Bedford Tavern have also agreed to donate all the proceeds from Tranny Bingo the following weekend to Cure4Charley, that’s amazing news, thanks guys!
WATERSKI 4 CHARLEY August 20 – 27, 2016
So having friends as far a field as Canada has proven very exciting for this next challenge! Alistair Carlow and his lovely wife Laura are about to attempt to waterski from Toronto in Canada across Lake Ontario to a floating bouy off the USA coast near Niagara Falls and BACK. Laura will drive the boat and Alistair will ski.
This is 64 miles in one hit, and is estimated to take 2.5 hours; needless to say they have started training already, with a very strict regime of 30 minute runs and some serious upper body work outs! If you would like to sponsor Alistair and Laura, please donate using the #waterski4charley, good luck guys!
Sports Night 4 Charley August 16, 2016
Be inspired by the Rio 2016 Olympics and come play from a choice of volleyball, basketball, football and petanque at Hove Park on the 16th August. Read more here.
PARTY 4 CHARLEY August 25, 2016
We are throwing a huge Party4Charley at the North Laine Pub in Brighton on Thursday 25th August 2016. We’re lucky enough to know some amazing people who are donating their time and resources from live entertainers to live DJ’s.
There will be some great entertainment offered, amazing raffle prizes up for grabs and good fun all round. Plus purchase a Cure4Charley wristband (available at the bar) and enjoy 20% off food and drink all night! Full information can be found here.
CLIMB 4 CHARLEY August 25, 2016
Another amazing challenge is underway… This time a very good friend and family member, Christopher Jessop and three of his friends, are attempting the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Not to be confused with the National 3 Peaks Challenge, this one is local to Charley’s birth city of Sheffield and a place very close to her heart. The challenge consists of a total ascent of 1672 meters and a walking distance of 23.5 miles, all to be completed within a 12 hour period. The 3 summits are Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
We wish you all the very best of luck with this challenge guys, and with your fundraising attempts. If you would like to sponsor them to do this please donate to Cure 4 Charley putting ‘3 peaks’ in the comments.
FLASH MOB 4 CHARLEY September 9, 2016
The Microsoft team are supporting Cure4Charley by embarrassing themselves in a flash mob dance spectacular on 9th September @5pm in the basin at London Paddington. This is a busy area of London surrounded by offices and bars that gets packed at 5pm on a Friday! The mob will be recorded and available to view after the event.
However, the team have to hit their target of £1,000 before they show off their dance moves. If you would like to support this event, please do so here just giving page
HEADSHAVE 4 CHARLEY September 15, 2016
Ten members of Dorothy Stringer’s staff have offered to have their heads shaved for the Cure 4 Charley Charity during lunchtime on Thursday 15th September.
You can support them with this on their just giving page, where they aim to raise £2,000 for cure 4 charley before they start. Then they will be asking students to donate money into either the ‘shave’ or ‘not shave’ buckets. The bucket with the most money in at the end will determine if they keep their hair on.
The majority of staff are likely to have their heads shaved, however, the decision will be the students’ based on which bucket has the higher amount of donations.
You can see the before photograph above and we will post the after photo of all the newly shaved members of staff.
TOUGH MUDDER 4 CHARLEY September 17, 2016
Charley’s little brother and sister, Olly and Harriet Fryatt, along with their friends and colleagues, are taking part in this event to raise funds for Cure4Charley. Find out more here.
CYCLE 4 CHARLEY September 25, 2016
The Cycle for Charley bike ride starts at The Royal Marsden Hospital Surrey and is 60.37 miles long.
The ride will take you through the lanes of Surrey and Sussex, taking in the climbs of the North and South Downs. This is followed by a swift descent into Brighton and will end up at Big Beach, Hove Lagoon (venue kindly donated to us).
The bike ride will conclude in a gathering/ after party with nibbles, drinks, live music and a raffle to celebrate the riders’ achievement. Please invite friends along to the Big Beach after party event which will start at 4pm, even if they did not take part in the sponsored ride, to help us party and raise funds! Find out more.
If you don’t have a bike and would like to take part, then you still can!
If you need to hire a bike you can do this from Cycle Brighton. There will be 10% charity discount for anyone wanting to rent a bike. Please quote Cycle4Charley. www.cyclebrighton.com. The bikes can be picked up from Brighton station.
BRIDGE 4 CHARLEY October 14, 2016
A Supper and Bridge Evening with prizes and a “grand prize draw” is being held on October 14, 2016, at the Coplow Centre in Billesdon, Leicestershire, with a maximum of 20 tables.
Already someone has kindly secured the venue and amazing prizes are being donated (target £600). People are being so kind and all donations are gratefully received! A similar event will be held in the afternoon with tea, sandwiches and home made cakes. So watch this space…….. To donate a prize for the bridge evening please do get in touch!
MAKE A RACQUET 4 CHARLEY
Two friends of Charley, Steve Bates and Jack Palmer, are tennis coaches who are asking for any old tennis racquets so they can refurb them and sell them on eBay, with all funds going directly to Cure4Charley. You can take any old racquets to most Brighton and Hove tennis clubs as well as Virgin Active at Falmer.
The pair are also organising a mixed doubles tennis tournament at Pav and Ave tennis club this summer. More information to follow on the blog.
HALF MARATHON 4 CHARLEY
There are 3 very kind (and fit) people who have decided run a half marathon for Cure4Charley. Richard Clarke, a Chartered Legal Executive at Graysons Solicitors, will be running the Great North Run on September, 11, from Gateshead to South Shields. Grant Lawrence, Head of PE at Dorothy Stringer School will be running the Reigate half on September, 18, just before he does the Cycle 4 Charley the following weekend!
Then on September, 25, Sophie Green, a medical student from Nottingham University will run the Robin Hood half in Nottingham, where Charley also went to University. All of these amazing individuals have their own just giving pages to raise funds which they will then add to the Cure4Charley Go fund me page after the events. Please dig deep and Sponsor them, 13.2 miles is not an easy task!
GOLD 4 CHARLEY
Charley’s Aunty Helen can’t run or cycle so she is collecting old gold to raise funds. If you have any earrings, necklaces or bracelets that you no longer wear, she is hoping that they can be sold on. Get in touch with us to find out more!
DANCE 4 DONATIONS – #D4D
One of our very own Charley’s Angels, Megan Kennedy, is offering her time as a highly experienced dance teacher; to help get people dancing 4 Charley. You will get a 1-hour free session at your home or an agreed venue on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings or a Saturday morning. Whether you need a wedding dance, an introduction to tap dancing, a fun hen do idea or just a refresher on the joys of dancing; please get in touch with Meg here
£30 for private sessions, £40 for wedding Choreography and £80 for group sessions.