Fundraising Stories

Reverend Keith Tewkesbury running the 2017 London Marathon

Year after year, we are blown away by the incredible courage and creativity of our wonderful supporters, who go that extra mile to fundraise for All We Can. Below are just a few examples of how supporters are changing the lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Taking on a personal challenge

There really is no better feeling than achieving your goal when you take on a personal fundraising challenge.

In 2017, the Revd Keith Tewkesbury took on the enormous challenge of competing in the London Marathon. Keith is a seasoned runner, having previously taken part in the Snowdonia Half Marathon for All We Can, but this was one of his biggest challenges to date. Keith raised more than £3,000 for All We Can by running the London Marathon – a phenomenal amount, which will have an enormous impact on those living in the world’s poorest communities.

“I have been a supporter and advocate of All We Can for many years.” said Keith. “Most recently, I ran for All We Can in the Snowdonia Half Marathon (May 2015). When I was Chaplain at Rydal–Penrhos School, I took students and members of staff to visit All We Can’s projects in Uganda… I have seen first-hand what an incredible difference All We Can makes to the lives of some of the poorest people”.

This is Revd Sally Spencer. We want to say a huge well done to Sally for raising £650 for our work by taking on a cycling challenge. With her family she cycled 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington. Sally is thankful to the people of Cowcliffe, Fartown and Lindley Methodist churches in Huddersfield who sponsored her. She enjoyed the challenge and said that she came back healthier and fitter too!


Fundraising with a church or group

Fundraising with a group of people is always rewarding – it’s a great bonding activity, and by coming together you can raise even more money for our life saving work.

 Earlier on this year, Woodbridge Methodist Church held a ‘Big Breakfast’ to bring the community together, raise funds, and enjoy a classic cooked breakfast at the same time. Together, they raised £145.00 for All We Can. Running a cake sale, coffee morning, quiz night or community meal like this is an easy and simple to organise way of gathering your friends, family and community together to enjoy each other’s company while raising funds for the world’s poorest communities.

We love seeing churches and groups get involved in seasonal activities, which was why we were thrilled to see Houghton Le Spring Methodist Church get out their frying pans and host a pancake party earlier this year. Why not have a think about how your Church could raise money for those living in some of the poorest parts of the world at Christmas, Easter, during Lent or Harvest?



Feeling inspired?

If your imagination has been sparked by these All We Can fundraising heroes then please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you. If you’re looking for some more inspiration, then check out our guide to fundraising, or hear from our legendary British 10k Runners. If you’re already planning an event, why not register it with us so that we can support you, or order posters, leaflets and other exciting resources online?