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We could be heroes – Liverpool’s charity fundraisers

Not all superheroes wear capes! Raising vital funds for some of the many wonderful charities and organisations across Liverpool, we wanted to shine the light on our very own heroes of the city who combat adversity through courageous gallant ideas and challenges. 

RWinvest – 600km running and cycling challenge

Liverpool based investment firm RWinvest starts 600km challenge for Liverpool's Inclusive Hub

The national property investment company, RWinvest has took on the challenge to complete a 600km running and cycling challenge over 10 days in a bid to raise £5,000 for The Inclusive Hub.

A total of 40 RWinvest employees are being sponsored to take to the road (and treadmill and exercise bikes) which will help to purchase much-needed sports equipment for the Inclusive Hub and will help keep the organisation running throughout the pandemic and beyond.

RWinvest have set up a JustGiving page for anyone wishing to donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rwinvest-inclusive-hub

Phill Hayward – 10km every day for an entire calendar year

Liverpool teacher to race Santa with a 10k run on Christmas Day, while raising awareness of Preventing Suicide in young people

Camell Laird FC Coach and PE Teacher, Phill Hayward has been running 10km a day since 1st September 2020 and will continue to run 10km every day, for an entire calendar year to raise money for Wirral Mind.

Phill’s aim is to help support as many people as he can and to keep pushing himself to raise vital funds to support bereaved families as well as those suffering in silence.

Phill is keen to help spread awareness of Wirral Mind’s service and you can share his progress on Twitter, @haywaphil17

To donate to his justgiving page, supporting Wirral Mind https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phill-hayward3  

Peter Kelly – Live Workout Challenge

Liverpool primary school teacher challenges pupils across the city to live workout

Primary school teacher Peter Kelly is set to lead a live workout challenge for pupils across the city this February, while also raising money for St Andrews Foodbank.

The Liverpool primary teacher is challenging as many children as possible to take part in the live event which will take place on Friday 5th February via Zoom, with the 30-minute-high intensity workout suitable for pupils from reception up to Year 6 and requires no equipment.

While getting active at home, participants are being asked to make a small donation to St. Andrew’s Community Network, home of the North Liverpool Foodbank. All funds raised will help St. Andrew’s support individuals and families across North Liverpool who are subject to food poverty.

To sign up for the live workout challenge, visit donorbox.org/liverpoolschoolsliveworkout

Howard Stringer – 5K everyday throughout January 

Dr Howard Stringer took on the incredible challenge to run 5K everyday throughout January to support and raise funds for Mental Health Awareness.

The NHS Doctor has been raising money for CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably after seeing first-hand the implications on mental health during this pandemic. While initially setting himself a goal of £500 in donations when upon reaching he would strip off the sumo suit he began his runs in and do a day’s run clad only in a small red speedo, he quickly blew past the goal in the second week of his journey.

Howard’s journey has been supported by the Peter Moore Foundation, Speedo Mick, local independents and many friends and family.

His donation page can be found here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sumo5k

Ant Clausen – Donating percent of sales to Whitechapel Centre

Ant Clausen a Liverpool based photographer has been donating £5.00 from every one of his images purchased to the Whitechapel Centre Liverpool.

The money raised will help contribute towards resources to help the homeless of Liverpool.

Images can be purchased at www.antclausenprints.com

Droner Alert – Donating percentage of sales to local foodbanks

Liverpool photographer Droner Alert has raised nearly £400 for local foodbanks by donating a large percent of his photograph sales.

Recently reducing the costs of their 10×8 inch prints, out of the £6.00 cost, £5.00 will be donated to Fans Supporting Foodbanks. Alternatively, you can donate £1.00 or £2.00 when click the link.

To donate visit www.donorbox.org/fanssupportingfoodbanks

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