Our fabulous fundraisers
Our imaginative and energetic fundraisers are really putting their backs into raising money for our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to support our hospital staff.
Whether it’s rollerblading, running, climbing or cartwheeling - or settling down and writing a book – they are finding their way of supporting us so that we, in turn, can support the staff at our three hospitals at this most challenging time in their careers.
You can help too, by reading about and perhaps supporting some of our great fundraisers:
Taking out the bins may not seem like the time to get dressed up. But for a group of neighbours in Enfield it’s a weekly chance to sing and dance in a video in aid of the Royal Free Charity.
Stephen Renny, who set up the fundraiser with his brother, Paul, and who with the help of the other “Bin Boys” has raised over £4,000, said: “The Bin Boys are going from strength to strength with a new video every week. The charity gives us a real purpose to our dressing up as silly as possible and doing some really bad Dad dancing, while keeping our social distance at all times.”
Thirteen-year-old Rayn Lakha has raised £600 for our hospitals’ staff – by shaving his head.
Rayn, who says his hair had grown “ridiculously long” during the lockdown, said: “I wanted to do something to help those at my local hospital to show them that we care about how they have been affected, that we appreciate all their hard work and that they will not be forgotten as we all stay safe at home.”
A 12-year-old boy who collapsed while taking his SATS last year and was cared for by staff at Barnet Hospital raised £1,100 for the Royal Free Charity to say thank you.
Alfie Cox rollerbladed 100 km in the streets and communal gardens near his home. “I was inspired by Captain Tom,” he said. You can help Alfie increase his amazing total at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alfiecox2020
Two former members of Royal Free London staff raised nearly £4,000 by turning their daily exercise into a fundraiser for our appeal. Ben Horn and his sister, Steph, set a target of running 111 (after the NHS phone number) miles in 11 days. “We wanted to support our local hospital,” said Ben.
Two 12-year-old girls have written a book of short stories for children published on Amazon in aid of NHS charities’ response to the pandemic, including the Royal Free Charity.
Ana Carolina Schraepler de Devise, who wrote the book, which is illustrated by her friend Francesca Crachilova, said: “Since I can’t leave home to help anyone directly, I decided to write a book which could entertain kids during these difficult weeks of pandemic.”
Saul Charkham decided to climb the height of the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates – but in his home. He did the 2,909 steps in just over an hour and has raised £1,254 so far.
Ayana and Dalia love doing cartwheels and thought why not put their agility to the good cause of our appeal. So they launched their “A coin a cartwheel” challenge and reached their target of £300.
David Killick has raised more than £1,200, well over his target, with a 12-hour endurance run in a school playing field to say thank you to the Royal Free Hospital for the care of an athlete he coached after he had received a liver transplant.
Six-year-old Saahir Chandaria ran 21 laps of his garden with the target of raising £100 and so far has raised £1,355 in aid of our appeal. You can help boost this amazing achievement.