Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

3100 Miles

July 11, 2012

This is Kevin Sharp, after reading this blog you’ll either think he’s amazing or just crazy!

Kevin is currently travelling across America.  So what’s the big deal?  Well he’s RUNNING it and completely unsupported ……. 3100 miles in 95 days, that’s an average of 33.5 miles per day.

Why?  Well firstly Kevin quite simply likes to run and secondly because he will also be raising money for 2 very deserving charities that have personally affected him, The National Autistic Society and The Royal British Legion.

Here’s what Kevin has to say about his epic journey.

My name is Kevin Sharp and I am a 30 year old Aerospace Engineer from Nuneaton in Warwickshire.  I have been passionate about running from a very early age and I love to run! It is what I do  best!  When I run, I am at my happiest! It’s like an addiction! I have run marathons in the past and have recently been dabbling with longer and longer distances. It has always been my ambition to achieve something epic and go a bit beyond the norm so I have decided to focus my running efforts into something purposeful.

It is my intention to run solo, coast to coast across the United States of America from Washington State to Virginia. About 3100 miles according to Google maps. I will be unsupported and funding the whole trip out of my own pocket. According to my research, more people have summited Everest than have run across America solo. Not too hard then…

I will also be running in aid of two charities: The National Autistic Society andThe Royal British Legion. My younger brother suffers with Autism. It will be great to support the NAS for the help and guidance they have given my family and also to raise awareness of Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. The Royal British Legion is equally important to me as some of my closest friends are currently serving in the Army. I am  aware of the sacrifices service men and women make on a daily basis and I am keen to support the Royal British Legion in their efforts to assist veterans and serving personnel.

Kevin needs your help, and there is more than one way to do this.

Visit Kevins own blog page – 3100 Miles – and follow his journey, it would also be really nice if you could post some words of encouragement.  He’s out there on his own, but it needs only to be in body!

Share Kevins story in which ever way you can, his story deserves to be told.

If you can (and we know times are tough for many of you) please visit Virgin Money Giving and make a donation … really every penny counts … to Kevin and to the charities that he is supporting.



April 26, 2011

For a brilliant night out and to support an amazing charity head down to the Attic Bar in Stokes Croft on the 6th May. 

Temwa is a very hard-working Bristol based charity who are continually fund-raising in order to provide a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community based projects.  100% of the profits from the event go directly to Temwa. 

It’s a really fun night and you may even pick yourself up an arty bargain. 

For more about Temwa and the event please take a look at press release here Art for Africa 2011 Press Release

The Mercy Centre Foundation Appeal

September 23, 2008

During the last few months three lowly sketch pads have been making their way around the country and pitching up at the studios and homes of some very well recognised artists.  Their once empty pages are now over flowing with paintings from –


Mr Jago                                                   


Guy Denning



Jef Aerosol

Matt Small                            

Miss Bugs

Mau Mau

Brian Jones

Dale Grimshaw


Nick Walker


These sketch pads have now made their way back to the place where it all began, but this is not the end of the journey, they have one final trip to make and it could be to your house!


The pads are to be auctioned in October in order to raise funds for the Mercy Centre Foundation who work to help the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok.  You could win an incredibly rare piece of art and help an extremely worthwhile cause.


For more information on this fund-raising event and the Mercy Centre Foundation please visit


Art work can be viewed here –



All that’s left to say now is good luck and thanks to all that take part in the auction and of course to Neil (aka Harveyn) and Ged who have set up and organised this fund-raiser.