Fundraising stories

2020 was a tough year for fundraising with many events and challenges cancelled due to Covid-19. We are continuously surprised and humbled by the support, creativity and determination of our fundraisers without whom we would not be able to deliver our programmes to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“We were inspired by the #blacklivesmatter movement to raise money for Blueprint for All – it’s important to remember that institutional racism exists in the UK too, and that we should all work to change that.”

Olivia Denyer, Senior Product Manager at IWOCA

Discover some incredible fundraising stories from our supporters

Ope and Manny challenged themselves to cover 84.6 miles (over three marathons) in just seven days whilst raising an amazing £600.

“I no longer felt helpless, or that I had to sit by and idly do nothing; after running that marathon, I felt like I had contributed in some way shape or form to a solution, which is the best feeling.” – Manny

Francesca Falsini raised an incredible £1005 by walking 10,000 steps on crutches with a fractured foot. We are amazed by Francesca’s determination and want to thank her for taking on such a brave challenge.

“I feel strongly about helping young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds reach their career goals. Different backgrounds, cultures and opinions enrich relationships and groups and everyone deserves to have an equal opportunity to develop their talents, their potential and contribute to society. There are many ways you can get involved, whether it is protesting, campaigning for change, educating others or donating to causes. Everyone and everything counts, everyone has a part to play in the fight for a fair and equal society.”

Lucy Sansom as part of the Investment Services Team at Invest-Trade raised an inspiring £1199 by walking 150 miles around London in November. Lucy’s team have now raised a total of nearly £3,000 edging closer to their £10,000 target.

“I can’t believe it but I have managed to raise over £1,000! Which makes all the blisters so so worth it! I have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity and it’s been great to see that so many of my family and friends see this as an important charity to support. I was also in good company on my walks, as 12 friends in total joined me for different legs of my challenge. Other people are now preparing for their individual challenges so it will be great to get even closer towards our £10k target!”