In June, we introduced you to our new charity partner, Together for Short Lives and over the past few months our teams at all our Center Parcs Villages and here at Center Parcs HQ have made great strides in raising money for this wonderful charity. So, as the year draws to a close, we thought we would give you a roundup of all the fundraising activity that’s been happening here at Center Parcs.
Keith Smith from Sherwood Forest ran the Mansfield 10K in recognition of his 70th birthday and to raise money for Together for Short Lives. Completing the race in 1h:18:45 and raising £604.25, Keith’s birthday was certainly one to celebrate this year.
A group of six daring team members at Elveden Forest set their target high with a 10,000ft skydive in aid of our charity partner. The skydiving six raised a total of £2,756.99 for East Anglia’s Children Hospice (EACH), one of the many hospices working with Together for Short Lives providing vital support for families.
It was a true team effort over at Sherwood Forest as team members were joined by their little ones for a park run in October. All those that took part finished the 5K race in record time and as a team, the combined total of their efforts was over £500.
Tough Mudder Mud Run
Center Parcs HQ have also been doing their part for the Together for Short Lives charity pot. Alongside charity tombola’s and bake sales, a group of daring people took on a challenge of a lifetime. The group of six took on the Tough Mudder challenge in August and after their hard work the team managed to raise a grand total of £1,478.49.
The team at Woburn Forest took part in the Bedford Santa Run and out of the 400 entries in the race, 24 of which were the team from Woburn Forest, Leisure Events Coordinator Steve Holton finished second place overall! So far the team have raised over £750 for Keech Hospice Care and are nearing the £1000 mark.
Following the festive theme, a team at Elveden Forest also took on a Santa Run in support of their local hospice, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. The team ran the 2K race dressed as Father Christmas at Eaton Park in Norwich, raising £515 for the hospice.
And the fundraising doesn’t stop there!
Elveden Forest raised £1300 by selling chairs from The Venue to a community based project; Center Parcs HQ raised £541 on a charity leg wax and IT Project Manager Tony Wheatman is preparing to run the London Marathon next April and has so far raised £501.20.
We’ll keep you updated with our fundraising efforts as the challenges continue. To learn more about the inspiring work of Together for Short Lives and the support they offer families all over the UK, find out more here.