FBB’s Fantastic Fundraising Champions

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FBB’s Fantastic Fundraising Champions

At Football Beyond Borders we are determined to put young people’s passion for football at the heart of their education. This work can only continue with support from the amazing people and organisations who are fundraising to help us reach more schools and more young people. Over the last few months we have been delighted with the creative ways that people have found to support our work, so we felt the need to spotlight a few fantastic fundraisers!

First of all we’re extremely grateful to the year 4 students at Horsmonden Primary school who raised over £20 for Football Beyond Borders through their Lent Appeal this year. The 9 and 10 year olds collected 1, 2 and 5 penny coins to raise the total amount.

As one of the participants Arthur said “we collected some money for FBB so they can keep up the good work, we hope to get to meet them one day.” The students at the school which is situated in rural Kent, decided to fundraise having seen a video of the FBB projects on YouTube and were inspired to do their bit to support the cause! Next up, we’d like to say a massive thanks to Lizzi Hollis, an enthusiastic football fan and recent new FBB volunteer. Lizzi, who works in charity fundraising, has been providing our fundraising team with expert advice and support over the last few months and decided to run a bake a sale to help raise funds for FBB Schools students to go on their summer tour.

Lizzi was delighted to help out and said: “My main passions in life are football, baking and social justice, so holding a cake sale for FBB during my roads annual yard sale was an obvious idea. I baked about 40 cupcakes and a large cake which I raffled off by asking people to guess its weight. Although I live in Wandsworth, which is close to a number of FBB projects, none of my neighbours have heard about the charity and they responded really well to finding out where there money was going to. I tried to tell everyone who came to my stall something about the work of FBB. Overall I raised £94, which will help send one young person on tour this summer.”

Back in April, two awesome students from Southampton University, Adam and Charlie, ran a half-marathon to raise funds for FBB. They raised an amazing £525 which will go towards supporting our FBB Schools programmes!

Adam said “Testing my limits to achieve a personal goal is rewarding. But, when you know that your efforts are going towards a greater cause, limits become non-existent and the marathon became a stroll in the park.” Charlie concluded with “FBB allowed me to discover a new hobby I never thought I’d have, bring on the 2017 half marathon!”

Last, but certainly not least, are the group of 16 football enthusiasts who have decided to fundraise for FBB by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest ever continuous 5-a-side match – over 70 hours of non-stop football! The event will take place in September and they are already well into their training and preparations – they recently completed a 12 hour football marathon run by our friends at Tackle Africa.  They’ve already raised over £1,400 of their £30,000 target and have been fundraising at their workplaces and with friends and family, but if you’d like to chip in to help them along then you can do so here. You can also keep up with their updates on their website: www.fbbworldrecord.com

If you’re interested in fundraising for FBB in some way, please email tperez@footballbeyondborders.org