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London Bupa 10,000 2013
27 May 2013 - 10:00 - 16:00
Written: 7 May 2013
On June 8th at around midnight, 4000 cyclists will be hitting the streets of London, covering 100km to raise money for charity. Amongst them will be 11 ALMT supporters who have been training hard and are taking on the challenge to raise funds for the Trust.
Nick Lawson, Martin Leeper, Jon Dickinson, Jamal Shoukry, Justin Lewis, Andy Watts and David Chapman represent one of the ALMT's fearless teams. They will be starting their pedaling marathon from Alexandra Palace.
Gemma Bowman, Kirsty Butterfield and Mel Harwood are going above and beyond their management roles at Corney and Barrow(C&B) by giving it some pedal power starting from Crystal Palace. C&B continue to amaze with their dedication to the ALMT!
There are still a few places remaining if you would like to take part in Nightrider 2013 and raise money for the ALMT. Register here.
Written: 21 April 2013
What a day for the ALMT, the Virgin London Marathon followed by some excellent television in the shape of channel 4 game show, 5 minutes to a fortune celebrity special. Raising money for the ALMT and Rethink Mental Illness, Rachel Riley and Russell Kane joined forces to face the hourglass of tumbling pound coins in a brain battle to win money for charity!
Rachel faced 4 rounds of nerve wracking mental challenges to get Russell into the final when they stopped the clock at £18,200, an excellent total!
Rachel Riley, ALMT ambassador, is a dedicated supporter of the ALMT and with her support we have been able to help thousands of children and young people around the World! THANK YOU Rachel and Russell for coming together to raise money for two amazing organisations.
Written: 21 April 2013
The sun showed up today to support the 36,000 runners in this year's Virgin London Marathon. Among them were five people who have worked tirelessly in raising money for the ALMT over the past 4 months. Tor and Logie Fitzwilliams, Jonathan Barnett, Rich Herman and ALMT Founder Nick Lawson have collectively raised almost £50,000!
Tor and Logie have pledged their fundraising to supporting the ALMT Grief Support services while Jonathan, Nick and Rich will work with the ALMT in directing their donations to various partners throughout 2013 and beyond.
You can still sponsor them on their incredible achievement by visiting their fundraising pages.
Written: 9 April 2013
Every year the ALMT hosts a flamboyant, fun and fantastical Burns Night Supper. For 2013, we thought we'd do something very special. As guests were entertained by Rachel Riley and Comedian, Patrick Monahan, they had the opportunity to pledge funds to directly benefit some of the ALMT's partners.
The benefitting partners are:
Afican Village School Fund (AVSF) - ALMT supporters pledged money to cover the cost of calor gas for over a year at the AVSF kitchen, integral to sustaining their feeding programme.
Lotus Outreach - Guests pledged enough money to purchse over 10 bicycles for this innovative programme providing transportation for girls in Cambodia to attend school.
St Anns and Sneinton Football Club (SASFC) - The club now has the funds to buy trophies for an entire season!
Siblings Together - Generous donors pledged funds to cover the cost of tents and equipment for the annual Siblings Camps, week long holidays bringing siblings separated in the care system together.
Mac Bevan Smile Fund - This ALMT initiative is now able to support an extra World Care Patient in this partnership with Operation Smile. The Fund exists to support those with facial deformities too severe to be treated at Operation Smiles regular clinics.
Peckham Shed - Thanks to Burns Night, Peckham Shed are able to provide sign language training to volunteers and purchase sensory materials for their workshops.
Written: 15 February 2013
Corney and Barrow, Mason's Avenue donned their sombreros and offered customers 2-4-1 margarita's to launch their new refurbishment and raise money for the ALMT.
Customers donated £10 each to take part in a hot chicken wing eating competition. Not to be outshon, Nick Lawson stepped up to the plate and put on a sterling performance, narrowly missing out on the crown and coming second.
The night raised over £250 for the ALMT! Another great event from the C&B team!
Written: 1 February 2013
This Wednesday 6th February, the Trust will host a very special reception at the House of Commons celebrating its collaboration with Jenni Thomas OBE and Caroline Jay on a new publication, 'What Does Dead Mean'. The book uses the questions children ask about death and dying and will play a key role in the development of the Trusts grief services currently offered.
Written: 30 January 2013
Burns Night 2013 hosted by Cafe de Paris was a night for two great organisations to share delicious food, crazy cocktails and cringingly funny comedy from Patrick Monahan. Long term ALMT supporter Rachel Riley also took to the stage to host a fun quiz. Guests enjoyed a wonderful three course meal served up by Cafe de Paris and amazing bubbling cocktails from ALMT charity partner, Hire the Barman. Truffle trees garnished the tables and guests were invited to take a box home at the end of the evening. Each year, Burns Night acts as a unique platform to showcase the ALMT's achievements throughout the previous year and it never fails to inspire, invigorate and interest our VIP guests.
Watch this space for photographs from the night and our final fundraising total.
Written: 30 January 2013
A representative from Lotus Outreach in Cambodia and the programmes manager from the Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre organised a full itinerary for the ALMT to visit the girls the Trust is supporting through the GATE programme. GATE stands for, Girls access to education, and the ALMT has supported the project for two years. The grant provided by the ALMT supports scholarships and residential housing for girls in 3 areas of Cambodia who would otherwise be at risk of trafficking, abuse and forced labour.