Meet our Fundraisers
Our work wouldn't be possible without the support of our fundraisers. Take a look at what they've done to help raise vital funds for allergy sufferers.
Whether it's running a marathon, hosting a music concert or holding a bake sale at school, our fundraisers have shown they've got what it takes to make a difference and change lives. If you're looking for some inspiration to get your fundraising underway, why not read what they've been up to lately?
The Great Scottish Run
Alison Smithson from Glasgow and her family have raised over £500 for Allergy UK via sponsorship for The Great Scottish Run. Alison and her sister ran a whopping half marathon whilst Alison’s daughter, Ella (aged 6) and her son, Max (pictured on the left) ran the Family Mile.
Well done to the family of runners and thank you for supporting Allergy UK.
Philip Pedals for Scotland
Fundraising star Philip completed the Pedal for Scotland challenge in 3 hours 45 minutes in aid of Allergy UK. Philip says "My 3 year old daughter has a nut allergy, realising the ongoing struggle just to raise awareness of allergies I wanted to help Allergy UK.
Philip raised over £444 for Allergy UK. Thank you soo much Philip!
Laura runs the Severn Bridge Half Marathon
Laura ran over 21km for her son Charlie, who is allergic to wheat and soya. Laura explains "Allergy UK have given me confidence to be able to deal with Charlie's reactions and allergies and I wanted to raise money so that others too can receive support. When your child has an allergic reaction it can be very scary".
Laura raised over £450 for Allergy UK. Well done and thank you Laura!
20K for Allergy UK
Chris decided to take on both the British 10K and Great Newnham 10K to support his close friend Riz Wahid who tragically lost his son Cameron after he suffered an allergic reaction to Dairy while on holiday.
A total of £470 was raised in sponsorship for both events which is fantastic amount. Thank you so much Chris!
Little Luvvies dance for Allergy UK
Allergy UK are extremely grateful for a recent donation made by Little Luvvies dance and drama school in Leighton Buzzard.
A total of £1,366.90 was raised from donations made at the school's annual dance show. Allergy UK are honoured to have been selected to receive donations - thanks Little Luvvies!
Frances and Clare run the British 10K
Frances works as an Allergy Specialist Nurse at the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Centre. She looks after babies, children and adults with asthma, eczema and food allergies. The Centre uses the Allergy UK website to download all patient information leaflets and signpost's patients to the Allergy UK website. Frances explains that she "Would like to help fund and give back to Allergy UK a little of what they help us with."
In July, Frances and her daughter-in-law to be, Clare raised over £460 in sponsorship for the British 10K. Allergy UK are really grateful for the fundraising efforts - thank you Frances and Clare!
The team at TW Gaze Jump for Allergy UK
TW Gaze Auction Rooms based in Diss, Norfolk have selected Allergy UK as their Charity of The Year for 2016. The reason for their support is due to a young girl named Evie who suffers from multiple allergies and the support Allergy UK have provided to her family. The team of staff have a number of events planned throughout the year and aim to raise funds and awareness for Allergy UK.
The first event, a parachute jump from Ellough Airfield near Beccles saw a team of five employees jump 13,000 feet in aid of Allergy UK collectively raising over £3,000 for Allergy UK.
Auction Rooms Manager, Matthew Brand says “The intrepid five are all heroes”. Click here for more information about TW Gaze.
The first annual charity football tournament and family fun day in memory of Cameron Wahid raised £3,466 for Allergy UK at Lingfield Football Club. Four teams took part in the mini tournament which saw Lingfield presented with the Cameron Cup.
Over 400 people cheered on the teams and enjoyed stalls, games and food at the Family Day which many local businesses supported by pledging donations or providing equipment or services.
Allergy UK’s Deputy CEO, Lindsey McManus explains “We are incredibly grateful for all the funds raised for Allergy UK, and all the hard work that they have put in to raising awareness of the impact that allergy has on people’s lives”.
More events in Cameron’s memory will be posted on www.cwaafundraising.com and on Cameron Wahid Allergy Awareness on facebook page.
One of Allergy UK’s youngest fundraisers – Abigail, who has only just turned two completed a lap of the ‘Toddler Trot’ track in 6 minutes in aid of Allergy UK. Abigail suffers from severe allergic reactions to dairy, soya, wheat, sesame and eggs along with other allergies. The toddler and her Mum, Janet have raised over £400 for Allergy UK through a number of fundraising events including: a Free From Picnic, a nearly new sale, a cake sale and sponsorship for the trot.
Abigail’s Mum, Janet says “We will always be grateful for the support Allergy UK have given us and this is just our little way of saying thank you”. Allergy UK are extremely grateful for Janet and Abigail’s ongoing support to the charity.
Simon took on the Brighton Marathon raising over £1,520 in sponsorship for Allergy UK. He was inspired by his daughter, aged 10 who has suffered severe nut and sesame seed allergy from birth.
Simon explains “It was an amazing day and made special by the fact that my family, and in particular my daughter who has severe allergies, were there to see me”.
Thank you for all of your efforts Simon.
Running for Evie
Katie was selected as Allergy UK’s London Marathon runner and raised an amazing £3,397.25 in sponsorship for Allergy UK.
Her young daughter, Evie has severe multiple allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, sesame, oats, peanuts, tree nuts and dogs. Katie explains “Evie still has regular touch and airborne reactions making everyday life, such as playgroups and going round friend's houses, difficult and often resulting in hives and difficulty breathing”.
Katie says she “I intended to raise money and awareness for a charity so close to my heart and to also do something for me that my family could be proud of”.
You certainly did this Katie – well done!
Allergy UK’s very own Nurse Advisor, Holly is a Super Hero!
Holly, and Trustee Sarah Stoneham and her two children, ran the Super Hero run in Victoria Park, London to raise money for allergy sufferers in the UK. The team raised over £1,776 for Allergy UK!
Talking about why she ran for Allergy UK, Holly explained “As a Nurse who works for the charity, I observe first-hand the dedicated work and support that the charity provides, as well as raising the public profile of allergic conditions. I can empathise with those who have allergies as both a nurse and as someone that has eczema.” Way to go Holly!