Support us through fundraising
We are delighted when our supporters deciding to do some fundraising on our behalf. It really does make a huge difference to the work we can do in education in developing countries. Fundraising can take many forms, can be small-scale or large-scale, individual or group, on one day or over a period of time. Every penny counts, and every effort is greatly appreciated.
Previous fundraisers have organised events (the Footprinter Balls, HFT Highland Flings), taken part in sponsored physical challenges (marathons, Everest Base Camp trek, cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End), or held sales (cakes and car boots!).
We’re grateful to the many people who have helped to support and raise awareness of Hazel’s Footprints Trust through their fundraising efforts. If you’ve got a fundraising idea then we’d love to hear from you. Inspiration from past fundraising efforts below!
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 northernmost point of mainland Britain to the southernmost. Not content with forming a drunken plan and letting it fade with the hangover, ‘JOGLE’ (John O’Groats to Lands End) went ahead, and all in the name of Hazel’s Footprints Trust.
- The time constraint: They only had 13 days.
- The support vehicle: They didn’t have one.
- The weather: The Borders in April are not renowned for their sunny spells.
- The Yorkshire 3 peaks fell walk: On their “rest day” in the middle, they took on the small, bonus 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 pedal-powered road trip.
What did George have 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 survived hyenas around my tent in Botswana.”
Footprints Ball 2018
The Footprints Ball was held at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on 9th of June 2018 in aid of Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims Hospices. This was a pretty spectacular affair. The evening was billed as a “night of dinner jackets, dresses, drinks, dining and dancing with a Midsummer twist”. And, as it turned out, a serious commitment to donating! The Organising Committee put their hearts and souls into this event – drumming up raffle and auction lots, selling tables, booking entertainment and creating a truly beautiful venue for the night. We hope they are as proud of themselves as we are!
Funds raised: £17,740.77 for Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims Hospices
Trustee Ben bikes up the Giants of the Alps8th September 2023
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Ben Newman completes Wales End to End24th September 2019
A couple of weeks ago, Hazel’s Footprints Trust trustee, Ben Newman, and 2 friends embarked on Global Adventure Challenges Wales End to End bike ride. It’s a challenge that has…
A spoonful of sugar from St Mary's, Melrose16th April 2019
We’d like to express our enormous thanks to St Mary’s School, Melrose, for choosing Hazel’s Footprints as the beneficiary of their charity performance of Mary Poppins in March. Pupils at…
Fundraising Success - Footprints Ball18th September 2018
The Footprints Ball 2018 has raised £17,740.77 – and we are absolutely thrilled! The event was held earlier in the summer in aid of both Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims…
Footprints Ball 201628th October 2016
We are so thrilled that Footprints Events are supporting us in their inaugural Ball! It’s being held on 5th November in Folkstone, Kent. Guests can look forward to a glamorous evening…
Hazel's Footprints at the London Marathon30th April 2015
Huge congratulations to Lorcan and Euan on their fantastic running in the London Marathon at the weekend! Well done Lorcan, our official Hazel’s Footprints Trust runner, for battling the 2015…
Highland Fling Tickets Now On Sale!22nd June 2014
Tickets for the HFT Highland Fling are now on sale! ***Ticket sales have now closed*** Tables of 10 or 12 can be purchased at £110 per person until 31st…
The Hurlingham and other summer fundraisers20th September 2009
Highland Fling at the Hurlingham Club THE big event this summer has been the HFT London Ceilidh held in the Hurlingham club on the 1st of August. Not only was…
George Matts cycling to Cape Town20th July 2009
It has come to our attention that George Matts is about to embark on a fantastic cycle trip and will raise funds for Hazels Footprints as he bikes from Northamptonshire…
Loretto Fashion Evening20th February 2009
Last week we received the following letter completely out of the blue from Harriet Wood who is at Hazels old school, Loretto. I am a member of the sixth form…