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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 - postponed due to injury

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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Amazing challenges - very inspiring - don't know how you fit it all in. You are superheroes!!!
Donation by Mandy and Jason
on 16-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Fantastic effort and such a worthwhile cause, congratulations all
Donation by JC
on 21-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Sending love
on 30-11-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Amazing energy you have, we are so impressed by everything you do. Much love
Donation by Rachel and Shaun
on 10-11-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Superb effort for such a worthy cause. Well done everyone! 😁
Donation by Cathie and Rich Moss
on 30-10-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Such a great cause. Good luck with all your challenges.
Donation by Karan Kaur
on 25-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Keep up the great work you are doing helping others in the name of your son.
Donation by Tom Stapleton
on 19-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Roshan
on 18-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done to the team for all your hard work!
Donation by Rosanne
on 17-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Mark - you're not in work today so I guess you did it and are recovering somewhere! Well done you xxx
Donation by Melanie
on 16-10-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £8,366.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £8,366.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,152.50

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