The Vitality Big Half 2018
In March 2017, Ga Lok and Ellie ran the inaugural Vitality Big Half through central London, raising a fantastic £722.20. They had a wonderful time on a glorious day.
Ellie said afterwards "It is a great cause which I was proud to run for, and a great day."
From all of us at Jacaranda UK - THANK YOU GA LOK AND ELLIE!
These are the people who are helping us change lives
London to Paris bike ride
In April 2017, Sam biked from London to Paris in aid of Jacaranda UK, raising an awesome £3,750. Sam also battled an injured ankle but still completed the challenge - we're incredibly impressed.
Sam is now heading to Malawi to volunteer at Jacaranda School for Orphans for May and June, using the money he's raised to help set up the Technical and Vocational College. We know he'll have a great time
Sam said: "I'd never undertaken a challenge like this one before. It was at times extremely tough, but it was made easier in the knowledge that the money I was raising was going to such a great cause and it would benefit so many people."
We look forward to hearing about Sam's work in Malawi.
From all of us at Jacaranda UK - THANK YOU SAM!
Below is a report of the wonderful work by the girls and staff at Rye St. Antony School:
"Holywell's Charities' Day raised the most money of any Charities' Day ever held at Rye, with an amazing grand total of £945.45 which will be split equally between two chosen charities: Oxfordshire Mind and the Jacaranda UK Foundation.
Both charities play a special part in our school community and in particular the Jacaranda UK Foundation in Malawi which is where Rye’s former Latin teach Miss Daisy Belfield taught before joining Rye. The link we established the Jacaranda UK Foundation enabled students here to understand what life was like for those underprivileged children in Malawi. Some students from Rye have written letters to pupil at the Jacaranda School and we hope to continue the link for years to come. It is a real opportunity for us to take a look back and reflect on the privileges of schooling at Rye and see how we can come together as a community to make a difference to the lives of others.
The events on Charities’ Day had two clear themes, Easter and food. Bacon butties, pizza, biscuits and Krispy Kremes were the order of the day as students made the former in the Food and Nutrition room under the close watch of Mrs Matthews. An Easter egg hunt, stalls to guess the name of the bunny or to try your hand at a lucky dip were some of the adventures that Holywell House Captains Sarah Sheehan and Oyinda Gbenro organised for the day. It was certainly high drama in the Sixth Form on Wednesday as all Sixth Formers went on a quick fire Easter egg hunt throughout the Sixth Form Centre! Fortunately, everyone found at least one egg or there could have been a chocolate war."
The school raised £473 for Jacaranda UK Foundation, which will go towards helping those students who are most in need. Thank you so much to all those who took part in the day, we hope our partnership with Rye St. Antony School will be a long and fruitful one!
Jacaranda UK Foundation
London Marathon 2017
In April 2017, Freddie ran the London Marathon in aid of Jacaranda UK, raising an incredible £3,183. Not only did complete the race, but he did so in an awesome time of 4hr 25mins.
Freddie said: "I'm so pleased I was able to raise so much, people have been so generous!
The marathon itself was pretty gruelling. The first 13 miles were a joy and the second 13 absolute hell!
The only thing that kept me going was the crowd encouragement and the thought of all the money I'd raised and the fantastic cause it was going to. "
From all of us at Jacaranda UK - THANK YOU FREDDIE!
You can still donate to Freddie's effort by clicking here