Events & Fundraising
Fundraising in the Memory of Jack Leaning
Tragically in March 2017 Andrew & Liz lost their beautiful son Jack due to a short period of mental illness at the age of 23. In order to turn their darkest days into brighter ones for others in similar situations, Jack’s family & friends have been raising money for the mental health charity Mind & the local charity Restore who helped Jack when he was struggling.
We have completed many events & have raised an amazing amount of money for both charities, we are grateful to all our amazing friends and customers who have supported us so far and for future events - your kindness means so much to us, please help in any way you can.
Last year Liz and Simon took part in the Thames Path challenge in memory of Jack, our wonderful son. With your kind support and donations we managed to raise a staggering £3,977.29 for MIND.
This year we have decided to take on the challenge once again, however this time we would love for you to join us and become part of our team.
Pictures from 2017 Thames Path Challenge
We Need You!
The event takes place on Saturday 8th September. Our team is open to any family, friends, employees & customers who wish to join us in walking either 28km (third Quarter) or 50km (second half). These distances both start from the same point.
To join and walk with our team: CLICK HERE and follow the instructions to register. Enter the team name 'Make a Smile'. The password for our team is Bunkershill2018
To donate: CLICK HERE to go to Jack's Memory Space where you can make a donation or sponsor the team. 100% of the donations made through the Memory Space go directly to Mind
Father Christmas Cycle-athon 2017
WE DID IT!
Thank you to all who helped us get Father Christmas back to the North Pole!
In December 2017 we held our very first Cycle-athon. With your help we manged to cycle an incredible 2,800 miles on exercise bikes - the distance from Bunkers Hill to Father Christmas' home in the North Pole! Thank you to all our family, friends and customers who supported our Christmas cycle-athon!
The final total came in at an incredible:
These funds were raised for Mind and Restore who will both put the money to excellent use in many ways so those that need their help can get the care they deserve .
Our hearts are warmed by the kindness and love that was shared this Christmas with whole families- young and old, work mates and colleagues joining us to take part in the challenge.
We will be bringing this event back for Christmas 2018 so watch this space for more details.
Oxford Half Marathon
On 8th October 2017 a group of Jack's friends - Ryan, Max, Amber, Thomas, Rob, Sophia, Marcella and Lucy - ran the Oxford Half Marathon, raising an incredible:
£2,094.50 for Mind!
Above: Some of the heroes of the day!
Thames Path Challenge 2017
In September 2017, Liz and Simon took on the daunting challenge of walking 50Km along the Thames Path in aid of Mind. They achieved this in a lightning speed of 8hours 15mins and raised an amazing:
£3,977.29 for Mind
This was the first of many 'Channy Challenges' in memory of Jack and the start of many great events to come
Memories of Jack