A Summer of Fundraising Challenges

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Date: 24th Oct 2019

Author: SLCT

Type: News

This summer has been a busy one for fundraising, and we’d like to give a shout out to some of the wonderful people who joined Stephen’s Team over the past few months to achieve some impressive feats in support of the Trust.

Congratulations to the 9 fantastic fundraisers who completed the 46 and 100 mile Prudential Ride London courses on the 4th August this year, raising almost £3,000.

This is the first time the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has had places in the event, and all proceeds will go directly towards our work building stronger and safer communities, and improving the career chances of young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

Though they surely had very sore muscles, it was all smiles at the finish line for a well-deserved rest and a much-needed sugar boost!

In another first, on Saturday 21st September three of our lovely supporters braved the cold water to take on the one mile challenge at the 2019 Swim Serpentine, raising vital funds for the Trust.

All three have trained and fundraised tirelessly and it shows in their excellent times and happy faces – though we’re pretty sure the hot tubs in the finisher’s area helped with that too!


When I signed up to do the Swim Serpentine for the Trust I could only swim four strokes, but on the day I swam front crawl for 45 minutes! Doing this event gave me something positive to focus on, as well as a way to raise money and the profile of SLCT. I was left feeling totally inspired, and would definitely encourage others to try doing something new today.


Aside from participation events like the Ride London and the Swim Serpentine, our supporters have also been fundraising by setting themselves their own personal challenges.

One of these was Kaylee, who raised more than £1,250 for the Trust in June by abseiling down the Orbit Tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of RBS’ Do Good Feel Good campaign.  The sculpture is 114.5 metres high, and is the largest piece of public art in Britain, offering the highest freefall abseil in the UK – 260ft!

Accomplishing a personal goal can be a great way to raise money for the Trust and ensure we can continue to do the work we do.  If you’re feeling inspired to take on your own fundraising challenge, click here for more information.