Some wonderful people have gone to extraordinary lengths to support our Foundation, raising much-needed funds so we can progress our work, and here we’re delighted to be able to thank them here.
Thank You to everyone who has donated.
The first ‘Thank You’ to go out is to the great many people who have clicked our ‘Donate’ button or sent money to us. Big or small, these donations have been a huge help in getting our Foundation going, and moving things onwards to the next phase. To all of you who have helped us in this way, we send our sincere gratitude, in particular for helping us to get closer to our goal of helping the bereaved families and Veterans whose need is so great – you have helped to make a real positive difference.
Sara & Rob Sarjeant, and Courtney Rigby
Sara, Rob, and Courtney completed several marathon-style runs, including the Asda Foundation’s 10k series and the 5k ‘Poppy Run’, to raise funds for the Lee Rigby Foundation. They set up a ‘JustGiving’ page for their fund-raising, and the support they received was so great that they had to keep raising their goal amount, and in the end managed an excellent £610. Here’s a picture, and the text of the ‘JustGiving’ page:
“Lee’s 2 sisters and brother-in-law, Sara, Courtney and Rob are running the last of the Asda Foundation 10km series in Sheffield on 30th October 2016 and the 5K Poppy Run on 6th November 2016. We are running for the Lee Rigby Foundation, a new charity started by Lee’s Mum and Dad, Lyn and Ian Rigby. The charity offers care, support and advise to the Armed Forces bereaved families, veterans and UK military. The charity is currently renovating a lodge for the families, veterans and UK military personel to get away from everyday life for some well needed rest and recuperation and to come to terms with their family loss or any traumatic experiences they have had during their military career. As the case with all charities we rely on public donations to make all of this possible and would like to thank everybody that helps with this cause by donating.”
Very well done!
‘Zip-Wire’ challenges at the Sheffield Wednesday football ground.
We’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the organisers and all the participants in the ‘Zip-wire’ challenges which have been held at the Shefield Wednesday football ground, to raise funds for the Sheffield Wednesday Community Fund and the Lee Rigby Foundation. Many participants raised funds on their own ‘JustGiving’ pages, and it was fascinating watching their totals rise. Here’s a picture of one brave soul, hurtling down from the top of the stands towards the pitch!
…to everyone who has pledged their support…
We’d like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who has so kindly offered us their time and also goods and services to help us make progress in helping others. You’ve been so incredibly generous, which is hugely encouraging for the journey ahead as we expand and bring all aspects of our support on-line, and we look forward to working with you as our plans unfold. Thank you again, and on behalf of all those you’ll be helping in the future.