White Hat Marathon
This year, White Hat are delighted to have two amazing runners – Liza and Matthew – taking on the incredible feat that is the London Marathon, all in aid of Childline NSPCC. With just over 1 week to go, their long training runs are winding down but their fundraising efforts remain in full force!
Matthew works for KPMG, the long-standing Headline Partner of the White Hat Ball and National Charity Partner with the NSPCC. White Hat supporter, Saz, who also works for KPMG has teamed up with Matthew to help raise funds and together they have already raised a phenomenal £3,844.90. They need White Hat’s support with a final fundraising push! They are holding a silent auction with some fantastic prizes to suit all – including a speedboat experience down the Thames, a luxurious overnight hotel stay, a chocolate truffle making workshop, an escape room experience and many more. Whether you’re seeking thrills or a little relaxation we’ve got the prizes for you. To see all fabulous prizes on offer, please take a look at their auction book, pick your prizes and bid now for the chance to win.
Enter now by emailing the item number you’re bidding for and your bid to NSPCCKPMGCyberauction@gmail.com. All proceeds from winning bids are donated to the NSPCC with every £ donated helping to raise much needed funds. The winner with the highest bid will be announced on 26th April 2019.
Matthew and Saz would love to add to the brilliant funds raised for Childline and the NSPCC through White Hat. Here’s how funds raised could help:
- £3 could pay for their Speak out Stay safe programme to reach 1 primary school child, giving them the knowledge to protect themselves from abuse
- £4 could pay for 1 of their trained volunteer counsellors to answer a child’s call for help to Childline
- £5 could cover the cost of answering a call to the NSPCC helpline
- £25 could pay for a trained practitioner to deliver 1 hour of Pregnancy in Mind to help new parents with the ups and downs of having a baby
- £570 could cover the cost for their Speak out Stay safe programme to visit 1 primary school and speak to every child aged 5-11
- £1,600 could pay to recruit, train and support a new Childline volunteer.
Thank you for your kind support and please join us in wishing the very best of luck to Liza and Matthew on 28th April!
The WhiteHat committee are delighted to have David Colbourne representing them in the London Marathon this weekend. With a daunting 26.2 miles ahead of him we caught up with David to talk about his preparation and fundraising efforts ahead of the big day.
Picture: David with his daughter after completing a 3okm run wearing his NSPCC running vest-which he will wear on the day of the marathon!
“I began training very gradually from the beginning of this year, starting off with a 10 kilometre run on the 9th January which has now culminated in a 33 kilometere run which I completed on the 5th April.
Since starting my training I have run a total of 355 km (220 miles). At the same time I have been cycling covering 150 km (93 miles) so far this year and completing over 25 km (20miles) on the Cross-Trainer – every km counts in building up strength and preparing for the marathon this weekend.
In the last month alone I have tracked over 210 km in my final push to cross that finish line on Sunday 24th April.”
David will be running the London Marathon in aid of ChildLine part of the NSPCC and just this week reached £2,500 raised against a target of £3,000. This is a fantastic achievement so far and the money raised will enable ChildLine to answer more calls and support more children in their time of need.
There’s still time to support David in his efforts and help him reach his fundraising target- visit David’s just giving page to donate and show your support – the WhiteHat Committee, David and ChildLine thank you in advance, every £1 means ChildLine can answer more calls.
All it leaves us to say is, good luck David, the WhiteHat Committee wish you the very best of luck – we know you’ll do fantastically well!