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Emily, Mark and friends

To mark George's 10th birthday we are taking on 10 challenges, fundraising for The George Oliver Foundation supporting children & young people...

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To mark what would have been George’s 10th Birthday on 3rd April 2018, Mark & Emily (George’s parents) are taking on a year of 10 challenges. We are very glad to have some brilliant friends supporting us in this - Gemma, Emma C, Ellie, Jamie, Tim, Guy, James, Steve, Jess, Ruth, Laura, Sue, Emma J, Siobhan & Tom. We hope to raise £10,000 to fund even more projects.

When George died suddenly in 2009 from a rare illness he was 14 months old. One of the things that has helped us through the sadness is realising we can channel some of the energy we would have been giving to George's life into support for other children who need it. This year we hope we can do something extra with your help!

We set up The George Oliver Foundation in 2010 and each year the Foundation gives funding to projects that support children and young people. Recent projects include Haven Hospice "at home" play support, Soundmix music workshops for disabled children and new toilet facilities for a school in Malawi. We are 100% voluntary run.

You can read more about George's Foundation and our progress with these challenges on our website.

Mark, Emily & friends x

Event details

10 Challenges for George

The list of 10 challenges is - 

Chiltern 3 Peaks - 18 mile walk - Emily, Ruth, Emma, Gemma, Laura, Sue & Jess - 12th May

4 rounds of golf in a day - Mark & Steve - 6th July

To achieve a yellow belt in karate - Emily - ongoing! (I am starting from nothing / no experience)

Cycle London to Paris in 24 Hours - Mark & James

Swim Oxford 1 mile river swim - Emily & Gemma - Postponed due to injury

Matagalls to Monserrat 84km 24 hour walk - Mark, Jamie & Tim - 15th September

Velo South 100 mile south downs cycle - Emily, Gemma, Emma & Ellie - 23rd September

Ealing Half Marathon - Mark & Jason - 30th September

Cycle & Walk the 90 mile Ridgeway in two days - Mark & Guy - October 14th

Build a choir and put on a show - Emily, Tom and friends - March 2019

Updates at -


Event date

30-April-2018 00:00  - 
03-April-2019 00:00

Event type

10 different challenges

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Nice initiative. Good luck.
Donation by Veronique
on 20-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Awesome Emily, just awesome!
Donation by Clare Isaac
on 19-09-2018
Well done Team GEEE ! Good luck with the ups and make the most of the Downs! Love from Zebra and Caterpillar xxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-09-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Hope Eaton
on 19-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Gemma and co on your big cycle! From the Hopkinson bunch xx
Donation by Jackie Hopkinson
on 19-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Roll on Sunday!!
Donation by With love from Ellie, and Yvonne
on 19-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Go Gem, Em, Emma and Ellie. Eat those roads for breakfast
Donation by Suez Bookerz
on 18-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Tim! How are your feet?! xx
Donation by Jo & Jamie
on 18-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done! And thank you for bringing Tim back in one piece x
Donation by Rebecca Davison
on 17-09-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck with the cycle next weekend :) lots of love, Epsom salts and strong legs xx
Donation by Sally and the boys
on 16-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,031.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £6,031.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £7,332.50

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