Fundraise for RSF
We're hugely indebted to the many ways in which people and organisations raise funds for us. Here are just a few recent examples.
Rob's epic 1,200 mile LEJOG cycle adventure!
Rob Davies, our Funding Coordinator and organiser of our annual Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge, decided to get on his bike and celebrate his 70th birthday (albeit belatedly) by cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.
Having taken up cycling more seriously during 'lock down' Rob decided he wanted to do something really special to celebrate his 70th birthday last year. Unfortunately a bout of Covid followed by Long Covid put paid to that but undeterred Rob decided to re-schedule everything.
Leaving Land's End on 2nd September, Rob cycled on the Sustrans route, which uses disuded railway lines, canal paths and quiet country lanes. Cycling an average of 45 miles a day he arrived in John O'Grotas on 2nd October.
Rob said: “It was an incredible journey and one that still feels very surreal. I'm overwhelmed by the support I've received from 170 people and I hope what I've done will inspire others to go the extra mile and surprise themselves as to what's possible."
Anyone wishing to donate can still do so on Rob's fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robslejog2022
Katherine's 100 Mile dash in just 24 hours!
Pickering based Katherine Bray ran 100 miles in under 24 hours in aid of Ryedale Special Families (RSF).
A keen runner, Katherine set off from the gym she runs, Body & Soul, in Malton, on April 29 at 10.00am, and completed a loop of Ryedale covering 100 miles in under 24 hours!.
Katherine said: “Ryedale Special Families is an amazing charity, they have helped lots of families I know and they provide a real bit of practical help for those families that really need it."
Anyone still wishing to donate can do so on Katherine's fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katherine-bray1
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil - charity of the year!
Following a recent online vote Ryedale Special Families have been selected as Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's 'Charity of the Year' for 2022.
Watch this space for more details about a 'Special Edition' Oil as well as a number of other fundraising ideas.
The Sun Inn Pickering - Quiz Nights
The Sun Inn hold weekly quiz nights raising funds for many different charities and have regularly chosen Ryedale Special Families to be one of their recipient charities.
Wykeham Charity Clay Shoot 2022
Following successful shoots in the last three year’s which have raised a total of £100,000 for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, St Catherine’s Hospice, Support Dogs and the Scarborough & Ryedale branch of the Mountain Rescue, the Dawnay Estates are delighted to reveal the event will be held again in 2022.
The 2022 event will take place on Thursday 26th May and will support the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and Ryedale Special Families.