What's New: Help for Heroes, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, The Horse Trust, The Printing Charity

Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Financial recruitment company Goodman Masson broke the world record for the number of people gathered in one place dressed as Superman to raise money for Help for Heroes. The event, which attracted 180 participants, raised over £7,000 for the charity on 20 August.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, in Farnham, Surrey, is asking for volunteers to parachute jump out of an aeroplane at Swindon Airfield on 25 September to raise money. The hospice is hoping to raise £8,000 from the event.

The Horse Trust in Buckinghamshire has launched a horse sponsorship scheme that asks people to sponsor the full costs of looking after a horse at the sanctuary. The trust will be looking for sponsorship for more than 100 horses. It costs £3,000 a year to look after each horse.

The chief executive of a printing firm is taking part in the Peking to Paris Car Rally in a bid to raise £25,000 for the Printing Charity, which provides financial support for people who work or have worked in printing or publishing. Robert McClements, chief executive of Print Yorkshire, is aiming to raise the sum by driving in the 10,000-mile, 37-day race.


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