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Meet our fundraisers

The Salvation Army work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities; including homeless people, older people, unemployed people, those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as victims of human trafficking and major emergencies.

Our vital work supporting the most disadvantaged in our communities wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible fundraisers, who are taking on all kinds of challenges and remarkable things, to help transform the lives of the most vulnerable.

Meet our awesome bunch of supporters below and get some inspiration to kick-start your fundraising!

Rawnie fundraise in memory of Grandad 

“I fundraised for the Salvation Army in memory of Grandad Joe who sadly passed away in November 2016 at the age of 92. My Grandad grew up in Blackburn, Lancashire in the 1920s and due to being a single parent family being raised by his father that was very rare at the time, him and his two sisters relayed on the Salvation Army for donations of clothes and food. He always spoke fondly of the Salvation Army and their help during the hard times.

My Grandad was a keen walker and completed the West Highland Way in 1989 and I thought what better way to honour his memory than do the route myself. So in August 2017, I and my dog Dougal took on the challenge carrying all our own stuff and camping all the way.  The West Highland Way is 98 miles ending at Fort William. Dougal must have done double that or more.

We raised £320 all together and I came back with some very bad blisters that got infected, but it was all worth it!”

Holly tackles Scafell Pike 

“Nanny Nora as I knew her was like a second mum to me. Always cooking, smiling and driving like an absolute lunatic until her late 70s! Sadly, nan passed in July 2016 when I was abroad. Ever since, I've wanted to complete a challenging hike and raise some money for The Salvation Army, who ran her care home.

The Salvation Army are a charity that helps to transform lives in every community. This included making sure that my nan's final year was spent living as independently as she could, whilst remaining safe and happy. Sasha and I tackled Scafell Pike (the highest mountain in England) in a freezing cold November with a few locals and raised a smashing £558.70”

 

Gordon's 100-mile challenge

“So in one hit I was able to cycle, raise money for The Salvation Army and kid myself that I am still young!

It is a fabulous event, really well organised and brilliantly supported by Team Sally. I was able to ride as a team with other members of our corps and it was a great feel good factor achieving the 100 miles together. The levels of support, as you cycle round, from spectators and other riders is memorable as is being able to ride safely on the closed roads around London and then into the Surrey countryside. All of this with 24,000 others! Starting at the iconic London Stadium and finishing on the Mall in front of Buckingham Place is the kind of day you don't forget in a hurry.

While you may feel that it is not possible, with training, a bit of grit and determination you will create a space in your head that will always remember what you achieved.”