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Dynamos Day 2013
29 June 2013 - 11:00 - 19:00
Written: 19 June 2013
They braved the weather, the lack of toilet facilities and one another’s constant company, and raised over £4000 in the process! We are so amazed and proud of the team and only wish we had more room for photos. Annabel Bosman sums up the experience:
'...despite all the blisters, damaged limbs and fatigue the general consensus was that we enjoyed it in an odd sort of way and I did overhear someone discussing next year (I ignored him for now!)'
Written: 13 June 2013
Alex predicted his training would be miserable but having completed the Blenheim Triathlon in a great time he can't stop talking about his experience! He completed his swim in 00:13:53, his cycle in 00:43:16 and his run in 00:26:29, with a final time of 01:32:11.
Alex talks about his experience:
'The start of the swim was SO atmospheric. One moment there are two hundred identically coloured green swim hats bobbing in the water. The next moment, looking forwards over the course, the air fills with flailing arms and foam. SO memorable. I could go on and on...'
Alex has raised over £750 for the ALMT and it sounds like this might not be his last challenge!
If you're interested in taking part in an event for the ALMT please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Written: 12 June 2013
4,000 cyclists pedalled through London overnight on 8/9 June supporting over 200 charities; Seven of those cyclists were raising money for the ALMT!
Mel Harwood and Gemma Bowman from Corney and Barrow took off from Crystal Palace and have described the event as an 'amazing experience'.
Nick Lawson, Martin Leeper, Andy Watts, Jon Dickingson, David Chapman and Justin Lewis all started the challenge from Alexandra Palace at midnight and tweeted their journey across London.
Combined, the seven cyclists raised over £2,200 for the ALMT and we can't wait until next year. If you're interested in taking part in 2014, please contact email@example.com
Written: 9 June 2013
Sunday June 9th saw Rachel Riley, Chris Kamara and Stacey Solomon stand face to face with a giant coin drop on ITV's Tipping Point Lucky Stars. The aim of the game is simple, answer questions to have a shot at knocking coins into the prize bin. Presented by Ben Shepard, the show saw Rachel fly into the lead as Chris Kamara failed to win any money and Stacey Solomon was penalised for a couple of wrong answers.
When it came to the crunch however, Rachel was unlucky with the way her coins landed and Stacey went through to the final where she took home the £20,000 jackpot for her charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Before the coins let her down, Rachel had breezed through most of the questions and had managed to bank an amazing £2600 for the ALMT! Thank you Rachel for being such a sensational ambassador for the ALMT!
Written: 5 June 2013
As well as the eight brave cyclists taking part in Nightrider this weekend and the nine climbers tackling the three peaks on June 15th, this month still has more to give.
Alex Hickman will be taking part in the Blenheim Triathalon this weekend and in his own words: 'The training is going to be miserable but it will be a bit easier if I know that I'm rasing a few quid and I imagine you'll be thrilled to know that I'm going to suffer some discomfort. The ALMT is a very efficient charity so I'm thrilled to be swimming, cycling, running for them.'
Kuldeep Gill is gearing up for the London to Paris cycle on June 19th. The ride is almost 500km long and Kuldeep has covered all the costs for taking part in the event meaning that every single penny raised will come directly to the ALMT.
Written: 22 May 2013
These fearless challengers will attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
Ben Nevis (1,344 m or 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 mi) with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m).
Stephen Green, Joe Knight, Annabel Bosman, Corin George, Matthew Garnham, Pritee Jilka, Damien Crommie and Daniel Bellamy have three weeks to prepare themselves for this momentus challenge which will take place on June 15th. They are all raising money for the ALMT and you can sponsor them here
Written: 20 May 2013
One of the ALMT's youth ambassadors, Tom Eaton Turner, contacted Lots Road Auctions while volunteering for the ALMT during his Easter holiday. We were delighted when the auction house offered to feature the ALMT on their newsletter.
The ALMT are developing the Youth Ambassador scheme. Volunteering for the ALMT can contribute towards the Duke of Edinburgh award and with events and partners to visit throughout the year, being a youth ambassador is a fun way to get involved.
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.