Huge congratulations and thanks to Team Norris who fundraised over £300 for EduCrate by completing the Brighton Adrenaline rush. That money will go directly to paying for our next crate of resources to be sent out to our pioneer Away school in Nairobi. Thanks so much!
We’ve been taking a break from event fundraising this summer but some regulars of the Fountain Head Pub in Brighton decided to raise some money for us and spend the 20th of August completing a tricky 5km long obstacle course in Stanmer Park, Brighton. Team Norris consisted of Craig Harris, Adam Harris, Sian Edwards, Kathryn Joyce, Mia Atkin, Ellie King, Adam Riley and our founder Jemma Sheppard, who all wanted to attempt something mildly athletic whilst raising a bit of cash for a local charity.
The day started with an anxious journey to beautiful Stanmer Park, just outside Brighton, and it emerged that (mostly) everyone had prepared well and had a restful night’s sleep. Numbers attached and sporty gear on, they were ready to take on whatever obstacle the Adrenaline Rush team had in store!
“The Adrenaline Rush challenge was just that! A great rush and an incredibly tough day. However the team were spurred on to complete the course with the knowledge that we were raising money and awareness for EduCrate, an incredibly worthwhile cause that helps students across the world’’ – Craig Harris- Team Norris Captain.
The course took the team over high walls, under army nets, through tiny spaces and bouncing over giant inflatables, all of which pushed the team and ensured they had a good laugh at each other along the way! The team finished triumphantly, holding hands together whilst they rushed towards the final obstacle and knowing that the pub lunch they we were all awaiting was now very close.
“I am the manager at The Fountain Head and have supported Jemma and her charity since the team launched it in January. I think it’s a wonderful cause and think EduCrate deserve lots of support. The day itself was a lot of fun but a challenge too; we pushed ourselves and managed to raise a fair amount of money for the charity in the process, well worth the aches and pains the days after!” -Kathryn Joyce- Manager of the Fountain Head Pub, Brighton
We hugely appreciate Team Norris fundraising for us at EduCrate. It keeps us inspired here and motivated to keep working on EduCrate with the dream of us assisting more and more schools around the world and helping to balance the educational scales so that more children living in poverty can thrive. The money raised from Team Norris will pay for around 300 books, educational and story, to be sent out to our partner school Kileleshwa Primary, in Nairobi. Each crate costs around £300-370, depending on weight, to be sent out and we’re preparing the next crate to be sent out within the next week!
The students of Kileleshwa, 50% of whom are orphaned from HIV, also need clothes and other basic supplies. Therefore, we collect a range of items to help them in their overall lives- you can click here to find out what we’re currently looking for and how to donate. In the last 6 months, we’ve sent out nearly 1000 books, 400 pens and pencils and a large number of clothes, toys and games. The head teacher, Rebecca, is extremely grateful for our involvement and we’re looking forward to watching her students grow over the next few years and go on into successful employment.
‘’A big thank you for the crate you sent most recently. We really appreciate it; the students together with the teachers were very very excited with everything inside- rulers, pencils, pens, story books, etc. You are wonderful and we cherish you as a true friend to our Kileleshwa fraternity. May you excel in all your endeavours. Love your friend, Rebecca’’ – Rebecca Anyonyi- Head Teacher of Kileshwa Primary School, Nairobi.
We would love for you to choose us to fundraise for in the future. As a grassroots organisation we can ensure that the money goes directly towards students in need and not on salaries. If you’d like to know more about what our aims are, come and see us at one of our open weekly meetings, join our volunteer platform to find out when, where and to get involved, the more of us the better!
You can also email our founder directly at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂