A percentage of profits made from Worth Society is paid over to the Worthians Charitable Trust (registered charity number 1084948) which helps to fund a number of charitable initiatives, including the Global Action Awards and the School Bursaries Fund.
There are many Worthians who undertake significant personal challenges to raise money for good causes that are close to their hearts. Worth Society is always delighted to consider individual applications for sponsorship from Worthians who are participating in events for good causes.
The following are examples of challenges undertaken by Worthians for which Worth Society has provided sponsorship support :
- Chris Napleton (C’11) on a 23-day, 2,300 mile Cycle Ride from Paris to Istanbul in aid of The British Red Cross. He conquered Alpe d’huez, crossed the flats of Northern Italy, cycled along the Dalmatian coast and finally made it to Istanbul. To date he has raised just over £400.
- Rupert Dewey (F’02) who ran the London Marathon in April 2012 to raise £2,000 for HopeHIV, a charity that helps vulnerable children and young people in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Christian Zaleski (StB’05) and Tom McConnell (F’05) who undertook the biggest physical challenge of their lives - by bike. They battled the English weather, near crashes (with a coach), falls, injuries, France, Switzerland, Italy and huge mountain peaks to raise over £7,000 for the Geoff Thomas Foundation – a charity that has now merged with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
- Jamie Dunster (B’85), Fraser Moore (G’95), Gordon Moore (G’85), Michael Gabriel (C’85), Johnny Greig (G’85), Charles McHugo (G’85) and Sean Taylor (C’85) embarked on a 245-mile, four-day bike ride from London to Paris as part of the 2011 Momentum Challenge involving 33 cyclists. Momentum was set up by Gordon Moore in 2011 to raise awareness of colon cancer and to raise funds for research projects into its treatment. To date a massive £250,000 has been raised for the cause.
- Mathew Burnford (StB’77) who cycled 850 miles from Gloucestershire to Montpellier in France, raising £300,000 to fund a new post to join the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit at King’s College, London.
- Andy Carroll (R’81) who, with the Fireflies team, cycled 2,000km in 14 days to successfully complete their £1,000,000 fundraising target in aid of Leuka.
- Tim Davies (C’10) and Will Brenninkmeyer (StB’10) who completed the ascent and descent of Mont Blanc in a single day, raising £615 for Lupus UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.
- Giles Heather (F’03) who ran both the London and the Brighton Marathons in the same week to raise £2,800 for the Lymphoma Association.
- Dani Jeyes (StM’10) who chose to ‘Climb Kili for Kids’ as part of a charity project being run at Nottingham University. She raised £2,552 for Childreach International.
- Mickey Morrissey (R’77) who completed the Edinburgh Marathon with his son, Hugo, raising £5,000 for The Irish Guards Appeal and WellChild.
- Fraser Moyle (R’08) who completed his second London Marathon, raising £1,000 for CLIC Sargent.
And, in 2010, Worth Society was delighted to sponsor Ollie (StB’98) and Sam (C’97) Barnett who pushed themselves to the very limits of human endurance by participating in the Marathon des Sables in aid of Take Heart India, an education and development chairty based in India which is run by one of their friends. You can read all about their (painful!) experiences here, in Seven Days of Torture - an article that featured in the 09/10 issue of The Blue Paper.
If you would like to know more, or are interested in applying for sponsorship support, then please do get in touch with Olivia Henley at firstname.lastname@example.org.