We have been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities once again this year and the team of graduates from Affinity Water are busy arranging the event for Sunday 25 October 2015.  If you fancy the challenge of a scenic 10 mile run or know some runners, please ask them to enter via www.rickyroadrun.co.uk We will also be looking for help on the morning of the event so please make a note in your diary if you live within driving distance of Rickmansworth.

Well I think these are the main highlights for the past month and as ever, very many thanks to everyone for the support you give to KitAid both out in the regions and closer to home.  We do appreciate it and couldn’t manage to achieve so much without you. 

Although we tend not to shout about our achievements I am keen that all of our hard work is recognised from time to time. There are not many awards that we can enter as such a small charity, and when we do, we are always up against the big well known charities who have full time staff who can produce super glossy submissions.  

Many thanks to Jo Heaton who has come to our rescue by producing a couple of great submissions for the Charity Times and Third Sector awards.  We actually won the Third Sector “small charity/big achiever” award in 2006 when we were achieving substantially less than we now are.  I will attach the Charity Times submission for info as I think it is a good read and it summarises our achievements really well.

Fingers crossed that the judges can see what we achieve on a miniscule budget entirely with volunteers and hopefully we will be short listed.  Watch this space.

A massive well done and thanks to Ashley, Rob and Ian who somehow managed to complete the 1,300 mile marathon drive in 23 hours and 10 minutes, which raised an amazing £1,400 plus Gift Aid.  In so doing they also managed to avoid having their legs waxed by 50 minutes!

I am really pleased that everything came together and as a project this went really well.  We arranged for Ashley to be interviewed twice on BBC 3 Counties radio, press releases were used by the Watford Observer and Royston Crow and the guys obtained separate sponsorship for food and fuel which was brilliant.  Please do take a look on our twitter and fb sites as there are photos from all 20 grounds.

The icing on the cake was Watford FC allowing us all into the ground on the Sunday evening where Glyn Evans allowed us to take photos on the pitch and gave us a private tour of the dressing rooms.  This was incredibly poignant as Guy was a massive WFC fan and in the welcome home party we also had quite a few Hornets supporters. We look forward to seeing Ashley, Rob and Ian as well as Pauline (Guy’s wife) and other family members at a future boxing up session when they will bring in kit which has been donated by friends and the pupils of Greneway School in Royston, where Ashley and Rob teach.

All of the money raised in memory of Guy is currently being ring fenced for Pauline and the family to decide how they would like it to be used for projects in Lesotho and Malawi.  All in all this was a fantastic event and a great achievement by the guys, well done and thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.