Your fundraising stories

Thank you!

The Refugee Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has raised funds for our work.

Here's some of your stories on how you've raised vital funds to help us continue to support destitute asylum seekers and refugees, and helping guide separated child refugees through the asylum system.

If you'd like to share your fundraising story and be featured on our website, get in touch with our fundraising team by email or call us on 020 7346 1205.

Amy's Sprint Triathlon

Big thanks to Amy, who took part in a Sprint Triathlon to fundraise for our work. She started off with a 750m swim, followed by an epic 20K cycle, and rounded off by a 5K run! Great work, Amy!

Paul and Christa's Nightrider

Congratulations to Paul and Christa who not only took on the challenge of cycling 100K on the London Nightrider, but they cycled it all on a tandem bike! They raised a brilliant £560 for our work- thank you both!

Zarina's Just Walk challenge

Well done to Zarina, who walked 40K and raised over £400 for our work! Zarina says "The last 10km were the hardest, but this is when you remind yourself that you are walking for a very good cause and my pain really was nothing compared to what some refugees and asylum seekers have to go through. It has been an amazing experience." Thank you!

Katy's Hever Triathlon

Congratulations to Katy, who took part in the Hever Triathlon! She raised a brilliant £455 for our work. Katy says "Thank you to everybody who donated… It was enormous fun and in a beautiful setting." Thank you, Katy!

Thomas Wheeler's Cambridge to St. Ives cycle

Thomas and his dad, Dan, bravely cycled from Cambridge to St Ives as part of Thomas' Scouts Global Challenge Badge. Together, they cycled a 26 mile marathon and raised more than double their fundraising target! Thank you both!

Gemma's Amsterdam Damloop run

Gemma ran 6.4K in the Damloop run in Amsterdam. As well as raising an amazing £620, she also wrote a fantastic blog about her run and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and is now working in the refugee sector! Great work, Gemma!

Stephen's London to Brighton cycle

In September 2012, Stephen took part in the London to Brighton cycle. He not only doubled his fundraising target, but also crashed 9 miles in and still carried on to cycle another 45 miles with a fractured elbow! An amazing and admirable achievement, Stephen, thank you!

Clara's Land's End to John O'Groats cycle

Clara took on the challenge of cycling over 1000 miles from Land's End to John O’Groats. Clara and two friends braved rain, fierce winds and tough mountain climbs, and raised over £400 for the work of the Refugee Council! Thanks Clara, and good work!

Meg's Virgin London Marathon

Meg chose to run the Virgin London Marathon to fundraise for our work and was cheered on by family and friends. She raised over £600! Great work!

Cat's Virgin London Marathon

Cat ran the Brighton Half Marathon in a fantastic time of 2 hours 18 minutes and raised £315 for our work! Thanks, Cat!

Colm Hanway's Ice Skate Marathon

Just a couple of days after his 15th birthday, Colm took part in the Finland Ice Marathon. He previously didn't have much experience skating, but skated a massive 30K in 2 hours and raised £1,090! Fantastic work, Colm. Thank you!

Wanausha's Santa Run

Wanausha and her 7 year old daughter ran the Santa Fun Run for us last December. Together they ran 5K in their Santa suits, and raised £120 for the Refugee Council! Thank you to both of our Santas and their supporters.