Sanders’ Quiz Nights

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2014, Events 2015|

I think we all have people in our lives whom we call 'aunty', even though they're not really our aunty. One of my mum's oldest friends, Gill, is one of those people, and in the last four years she has also been one of our most committed supporters. Gill and her husband, David, have held three quiz night evenings which [...]

Just Walk 2013

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2013|

    In the new year of 2013, the phenomenal fundraising force of Greg McKeague, started putting together a team to take part in the 2013 'Just Walk' challenge. This was the second year Greg had led a Reverse Rett team, covering 60kms of the South Downs in just one day. Vincent decided to take up the challenge and set about [...]

Teddies’ Quiz Night

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2014|

In May 2014 a group of lovely staff from Hannah's old nursery, got together and decided to organise a quiz night event to raise funds for Reverse Rett. They organised the whole thing themselves, finding the venue, compiling the questions, writing to  innumerable companies for raffle prizes, making and selling tickets, promoting the event, and hosting the entire evening. The [...]

Eaton House School

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2014, Events 2015|

         A good friend of mine, whom I first met through a toddler group when Hannah and her son were only 9 months old, nominated Reverse Rett as charity of the year for her school's fundraising events. Fortunately, both her school and the linked primary school did choose to support Reverse Rett, and their fundraising over the last twelve months has been [...]

Asda Bag-Packing

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2013, Events 2014|

Spending a day packing strangers' bags in an overcrowded supermarket four weeks before Christmas didn't sound particularly appealing when it was first suggested to me in 2014 by our lovely local Asda charity manager. However, it did sound like it might raise some money and awareness with a relatively small degree of organisation involved (sign up, turn up, pack bags [...]

5 x 50 Challenge 2014

By |2017-05-19T00:30:44+00:00February 26th, 2015|Events & Challenges, Events 2014, Events 2015|

Following Vincent's Just Walk 60k challenge in 2013, it was my turn to take on a physical challenge of some kind in 2014. The 'little and often' approach sounded mildly less daunting than the 'half kill yourself in one weekend' approach, so I signed up to the 5x50 challenge, committing myself to running/cycling/walking/swimming/jogging 5kms a day every day for 50 [...]

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