Over the past few months, we’ve had so many people fundraising for the Rosie May Foundation! From half marathons to school affiliations, we’ve managed to raise money to fund many of our incredible initiatives.
On the 26th September, Richard Fox, raised over £1,000 from his Windsor Half Marathon! Richard is the director of Musical Theatre High, a theatre school which the Rosie May Foundation has worked with for over 7 years! Annually, over 300 students perform shows which they’ve been working on for the last term, to raise as much money as they can! Richard has gone one step further this time by running his own half marathon ! Through lockdown, Richard got into running as another outlet to pass the time and keep fit, through running 5km every morning, he has piled up the miles and successfully completed the Windsor Half Marathon, yesterday in an extremely impressive time of 1 hr 47 minutes! Richard Burchfield, who has also done a half marathon for Rosie May in the past, was at the event too, so it was great they could both cheer each other on! Richard Burchfield finished in 1 hr 54 minutes. Richard Fox said “I can’t lie but I found the whole thing really tough but I am beyond thrilled that so many people donated to this amazing cause! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR AMAZING GENEROSITY!”. Richard raised over £1,000 which will now go towards our projects both locally and internationally.
As well as this, Aylesbury High School has just become affiliated with the Rosie May Foundation! AHS is the only girls’ grammar school in North Buckinghamshire, with a long standing academic success rate. The school has previously worked with various charities over the year but have now changed to a 3 year affiliation programme. As Head Girl, Alice Burchfield, worked to affiliate the Rosie May Foundation as part of her role working with the community.The school now plans for all of the proceeds of their annual Fundraising week at the end of Autumn term to go towards the affiliation as well as a mufti day. Fundraising week involved three major events: Teacher Karaoke, Teacher Panto and A factor, a student talent competition. Furthermore, linking to Rosie May’s love of the performing arts industry, they hope to integrate the charity into more of their showcases where audiences can offer donations. AHS are delighted to be affiliated with Rosie May and can’t wait to build closer relationships and connections between the money they raise and the people they help!