Get Active For HFT

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Many supporters of HFT have done incredible things to raise money. Some have run marathons, completed the Mongol Rally and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro whereas others have cycled to Cape Town from Northampton (on a push bike!) and trekked to Everest base camp.

Take a look at all these amazing adventures completed by friends of HFT by clicking on the links below

All Star Marathon Fundraiser

With a 30th birthday and a London Marathon attempt for Hazel’s Footprints on the horizon, Ian came up with the bright idea of combining the two with a charity bowling night at All Star Lanes, in Bayswater, London.

50 good friends bowled the night away on private lanes complete with their own dedicated American retro bar, pausing only to draw a raffle with some stunning prizes on offer – ranging from holidays to hoovers!

After some reconciliation of the figures in the wee small hours (it took 3 fully qualified accountants) the real result was that the night raised a stunning £1525 for Hazel’s Footprints.

Ian went on the run the London marathon and with the money raised from his fundraiser along with sponsorship from friends and family he raised a total of £1,942 for HFT. Amazing – well done Ian!

JOGLE – 3 men attempt to ride from John O’Groats to Lands End

After a few beers it seemed to Ben, Svet and Matt that it would be a good idea to ride from the Northern most point of mainland Britain to the Southern most. Not content with forming a drunken plan and letting it fade with the hangover, ‘JOGLE’ (John O’Groats to Lands End) is going ahead and all in the name of Hazel’s Footprints Trust. There are one or two things that the JOGLE team would like to point out…

  • The time constraint: They’ve only got 13 days.
  • The support vehicle: They don’t have one. They will be carrying all of their kit on the bikes, including tents and cooking equipment.
  • The weather: The borders in April are not renowned for their sunny spells.
  • Their Experience: Matt cycled to Portugal last summer, but took his time and had the weather on his side, Svet has done some long distance riding, but Ben only just took his stabilisers off.
  • The Yorkshire 3 peaks fell walk: On their “rest day” in the middle they’ll be taking in the small challenge of 24 miles of fell walking.

The chaps raised £1,458 for Hazel’s Footprints Trust – Thank you!

CycleToCapeTown – 1 man’s attempt to cycle 17,000km in 6 months

Having long dreamt of travelling the length of Africa over land, at the age of 25 George bought a bicycle, handed in his notice and set off from Northamptonshire for Cape Town. Over 6 months later he’d made it!

George kindly chose to support Hazel’s Footprints Trust in undertaking this mammoth peddle powered road-trip. He has some amazing tales to tell, many of which can be found in his Blog.

What’s George got to say?

“I’ve cycled under armed guard in Egypt, crossed deserts in Sudan, been harrassed in Ethiopia, cycled through bandit country in Kenya and lion country in Tanzania. I’ve pimped myself out as a bicycle taxi in Mozambique, dealt with the financial woes of Zimbabwe and hyenas round my tent in Botswana.”

Ian went on the run the London marathon and with the money raised from his fundraiser along with sponsorship from friends and family he raised a total of £1,942 for HFT.

Check out the timeline below with all these amazing adventures completed by friends of HFT. If you feel inspired, whether it’s to do something big or small please download our Sponsorship Pack and do your thing for Hazel’s Footprints Trust! Thank you!

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Image credit: Jan Wilhem Von Wessel