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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)

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

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

Cycle 8 different ways up Leith Hill in Surrey, "The Leith Hill Octopus" - Mark & James - 2nd March

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

Joint Challenge - Tandem ride from Oxford to London, 60 miles - Emily & Mark - April 2019

Updates at -


Event date

30-April-2018 00:00  - 
13-April-2019 00:00

Event type

10 different challenges

Event is completed


Well done to you all!! Xxx
Donation by Lara Clark
on 15-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Ernest, Violet & Myrtle
on 05-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Massive congrats you guys. Some amazing achievements. You’re an inspiration X
Donation by Katy Keyte
on 04-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Well done on all the challenges.
Donation by Nicola Chapman
on 04-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
You guys are really inspirational! Good luck with all the challenges! Love Edina
Donation by Edina Cavalli
on 04-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-04-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Donation inspired by our neighbours Zac and Claire, good luck with your fundraising. all the best, Freya
Donation by Freya Hellier
on 01-04-2019
£2.50 gift aid
You are amazing. We love you. George would be so proud of you. Thank you for making us part of the 10 Challenges and all your amazing fundraising, energy and friendship over the years. X
Donation by Zac & Claire
on 31-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Sharon, neighbour of Z&C
on 31-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
A fabulous cause and well done with the choir! From The Andrews (Zac & Claire's HR neighbours)
Donation by Julie Andrew
on 31-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £9,916.00
Offline Donations: £610.00
Total Raised: £10,526.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £12,637.50

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