What's New - SSAFA, Happy Child, Guide Dogs, The National Literacy Trust

Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help

Two hundred people from military families took an overnight, seven-mile walk in Aldershot, Hampshire, on 29 October for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help, raising about £25,000.

Joy Stone, an 82-year-old grandmother from Surrey, did a parachute jump on 2 November to raise money for the Brazilian street children's charity Happy Child. She raised more than £1,400 with the skydive, which took place at Headcorn Parachute Club in Kent.

Guide Dogs raised more than £230,000 during last month's Guide Dogs Week, which was more than double the £100,000 target. Fundraising activities included a man who cycled through seven countries in 10 days, and a book sale in Jersey that raised £24,500 alone.

The National Literacy Trust has launched the Gift of Reading to encourage people to donate to the charity as a Christmas present, with the money going towards books for children from disadvantaged areas in the UK. Each person who makes a donation to the campaign will receive an exclusive Gruffalo drawing by Axel Scheffler, who illustrated the children's book.

- Send your fundraising news to Sophie.Hudson@haymarket.com


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