Team RAFA Duchenne Rally Update

In two weeks I will start the long journey from RAF Marham to Venice that will take my family and me through seven countries in five days.

When I began planning the event it was all about the journey that we would undertake through Europe. Looking back now, the journey for me really started one evening last year in December when my father, grandfather, my brother and I started thinking about doing something a little different to raise money and awareness for two charities that mean a lot to us. Throughout the year we have been trying to raise money and awareness for RAFA and Action Duchenne and we would like to continue after the rally as well.

Most recently, we were lucky enough to be able to hold a charity dinner at Pure Wine Bar near Portsmouth. The owner was kind enough to put on a three course meal for the occasion of which all the proceeds less the cost would go to charity. To raise additional funds at the venue there was a local raffle held. Representatives from both charities attended to help with the raffle and also to tell people what they were all about and the work they do. All in all it was a successful evening and a significant amount of money was raised.

On the 1st of September I will start the rally to which I have raised considerable sponsorship through friends, family and colleagues. At the end of September my brother, who is an active member of the Air Cadets will be doing two collections at Waitrose in Petersfield. I will in turn be doing a collection at Morrison’s in Downham Market who have been kind enough to allow us to collect at their store in November. We have also been sponsored by Crown Bingo in Portsmouth. I would like to thank everyone for their support this far and remind everyone that although it is great to raise as much money as possible, my main goal is to raise awareness for these two charities.

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