£12,780 raised so far
We are so proud and honoured to have supported the following charities, with various fundraisers, competitions, quizzes, bake sales, races, raffles, and sending goodies.
Many of these charities are close to our hearts in one way or another – whether having directly supported us/our families at some point, need funding for a cause one of us has personal experience of, or for a cause we feel is particularly deserving at the time.
The charities we have supported are:
The Brompton Fountain – £5,101 raised
The Brompton Fountain is a charity supporting children with serious, often life-threatening, medical conditions who are under the care of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust: the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK.
We hosted a quiz night and auction to help raise money for the Brompton Fountain, and our team also took part in a Colour Run and a ‘Tough Mudder’ event – which we all found very challenging, and we had the bruises to prove it! In 2021 Charlie is running the Royal Landmarks Half Marathon to raise money for The Brompton Fountain.
Find out more about the work that they do here:
St George’s Hospital Trust Neuro ICU – £3,805 raised
St George’s Hospital provides specialist tertiary care at the national and regional levels, in specialities including cardiac and neurosurgery and cancer; as well as general hospital services.
As with The Brompton Fountain, we also raised money and awareness for the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital with the quiz, auction, a Colour Run and a Tough Mudder.
Visit their website to learn more about this wonderful charity:
Bone Cancer Research Trust – £2,359 raised
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is a charity providing funding for research into primary bone cancer, raising awareness of the disease, providing patient information, and providing support services.
In early 2020 we ran a cake sale in the office around the other businesses and hosted a quiz night and raffle – with support from some of our clients who donated so generously. This event raised £1,277 in just 3 hours.
We also carved our own pumpkins in October 2019 and the public voted for their favourite – for every vote on social media we donated £5 to Bone Cancer Research Trust.
In 2020 our chosen charity has been Bone Cancer Research Trust, and we have/will be donating any funds/sponsorship money raised to this great cause. Charlie was due to run the London Marathon in 2020 but this has been rearranged to April 2022 due to Covid-19 – all the more opportunity to raise money for this wonderful cause!
Tommy’s – £1,000 raised
Charlie and Esther ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2019 and raised over £1,000 for Tommy’s: the largest charity funding research into the prevention of baby loss.
Take a look at Tommy’s website for more information about this amazing charity:
Sebastian’s Action Trust – £515 raised
Sebastian’s Action Trust provides emotional, social, and practical care for life-limited and life-threatened children and their families.
We took part in their ‘Christmas in July’ initiative for children. We undertook a series of Christmas themed events and challenges in order to raise money and awareness. We held a Christmas fun run, hid a cheeky elf on our website, a Christmas mince pie bake-off, our children sang Christmas songs, Christmas jumper day, and a gingerbread man decorating competition! In October 2020 we raised £285 through our annual Pumpkin Carving Competition where the public voted for their favourite – for every vote on social media we donated £5 to Sebastian’s Action Trust.
To find out more about the incredible work Sebastian’s Action Trust is doing to give families this wonderful experience, please visit:
To see the video roundup of this amazing event, please have a look at their video
Front Line Workers thank you boxes delivered to:
Cheltenham General Hospital
Royal Brompton Hospital, Rose Ward
Queen Charlottes Hospital
St Georges Hospital Neuro ICU
Runnymede Borough Council
Click here to read more: A letter of thanks
Mind – £200 raised
Dave joined the CTR team at the beginning of January, and immediately caused quite a stir with his luminous hair! In true CTR spirit, Dave was a great sport and decided we should use the opportunity for some charity fundraising. We set up a poll on Facebook for people to vote for what colour he should dye it… and clearly CTR purple and teal won! Check out our Facebook page to see the results. He chose that the money raised from each vote (£2 per vote) would go to the charity Mind: offering help to those with mental health problems. He raised an amazing £200! And has some great hair to show for it too.