Fundraising Events

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We regularly take part in and organise charity fundraising events on behalf of alcoHELP. These fundraising ventures help us to purchase vital equipment and resources to facilitate our presentations.

Here you can keep up-to-date on what are up to and how you can become involved!

Fundraising in Cambodia and Vietnam

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Fundraising in Cambodia and Vietnam

From February 11th - 22nd 2012

AlcoHELP trustee, Terry Martin, recently raised approximately £1,750 by cycling 500km across Cambodia and Vietnam.

Having already delivered workshops to over 50,000 school aged children in Essex, trustees and recovered alcoholics, Terry Martin and Debby Peirson, hope their fundraising efforts will help alcoHELP visit thousands more school children throughout Essex. Monies raised from Terry’s ride coupled with the recent grant of £9,950 from The Big Lottery Fund will certainly help achieve this goal.

Terry comments:

“The funds raised from the cycle challenge will enable us to deliver more alcoHELP programmes by collaborating with other partners. It will also help keep our workshops up to date in respect of current medical evidence relating to alcohol abuse.”

Over a period of seven days in February, the challenge tested Terry’s physical strength to the limit.  He cycled anything up to 100KM per day along dirt tracks, potholed roads and fields enduring extreme weather conditions from torrential rain to high humidity and temperatures in excess of 100 degrees!

In total, twenty two people took part in the ride. Coming from various walks of life they have all said that they would get involved in something like this again.  Terry adds, “everyone had a brilliant experience and the bond created throughout the group was amazing. In fact we have all signed up to take part in the Stroke Association’s ‘Bridges of London’ bike ride on Sunday 13th May.”

Despite the demanding weather conditions and at times arduous route, Terry has not been put off future challenges.  He said “This is my sixth fundraising cycle trip for alcoHELP and I hope to do many more. I have been to India, Egypt, Mexico, Russia and China. Maybe Africa or South America next...”