Beckenham boys and St Michael’s Fellowship London Marathon contenders, Sam and Kieron, raised over £3500 from their stylish evening disco and raffle last Saturday.
They hosted the event with their friend Olivia who is running the Marathon for the The Brain Tumour Charity.
Cool, and stylish, under pressure
With only 6 weeks to go till the London Marathon takes place, the pressure’s on for all our runner to meet their fundraising targets. Sam and Kieron took everything in their stride (which we like to think is good practice for the marathon!).
We were so impressed with the work they had put into the night and their enthusiasm. And, it was also brilliant to see everyone getting behind them.
Hiring a huge room at Club Langley in Beckenham, the trio decked it out with a DJ, light projections, balloons and sweets and cakes.
Premier night with top class support
Hundreds of people came in support. Everyone got into the spirit, buying lots of raffle tickets and bidding for the Premiership Football goodies they had managed to get hold of, like the signed Ryan Giggs shirt and the team signed football from Crystal Palace.
People walked away with some incredible prizes for the prizes and the atmosphere was brilliant. The evening compere, Anthony did an outstanding job announcing the winner and working up those bids. Prizes included tickets to West-End hit ‘School of Rock,’ meals at Wagamama and Giraffe and boxes of wine and perfumes.
Why your support is important?
Kieron’s mum, Jo, works for St Michael’s and does an incredible job helping parents, some who may have learning difficulties, understand how to be better parents.
As well as supporting families in our residential houses we also work with young parents, running support groups and helping them turn their lives around.
As one of our young mums once said, ‘If there is a parent in you, they will find it.’
Thank you, thank you
Hillary Box, Head of Fundraising for St Michaels, said, “We just want to thank everyone who came to support the night. The money raised will go a long way to help us support more vulnerable families and young parents who are really struggling.
“Many of the parents we work with have never been part of a loving and supportive family, we are here to try and show them what that looks like and make sure their children have the brightest possible future.”
You can still donate to help them raise even more money for St Michaels by visiting Virgin Giving Page.