Fundraise For Us
BREATHE FUNDRAISING HEROES
Our fantastic administrator Annegret Märten ran the 2015 Brighton half-marathon in support of Breathe and raised a cracking total of £3165.
I was so humbled by all the generous donations. Everyone here is very hard working and the things we do are incredibly inspiring, so running for such a great cause was not difficult at all. I had such a blast and took 26 minutes off my personal best. Some of the team even came to Brighton to cheer me on!
In 2015 Gavin Tiffin, Hospitality Manager for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, cycled an epic 2000 miles solo from London to St Petersburg to raise awareness of how the arts can improve health and change people’s lives. He is a true Breathe hero.
After suffering storms, flash flooding, rough roads, appalling drivers and multiple bee stings, I made it! What kept me going was the thought of what the project means and remembering my time spend at the Breathe Magic Camps just before I left.
Having seen first-hand how Breathe Magic changed her son Arun’s life, his mother Anita recruited two friends to join her doing the ‘Fan Dance’, a gruelling 24km walk across the Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
It was incredibly tough at times, I found myself reciting nursery rhymes just to get myself up a relentless slope that never seemed to end. I found my limits but had no choice but to move past them – or call mountain rescue! The children and sponsors spurred me on. The children because they move past their limits every day, and the sponsors because they had put their faith in Doreen, Lucie and I.
Young Magician Harry, aged 7, and his friends teamed up under the name ‘Magic‘ and competed in the Henley Kids Fun Triathlon to fundraise an impressive £925 for Breathe, after attending the Breathe Magic programme in 2014.
I want to do it all again right now - that was so much fun.
Young Magician Marlon, aged 8, who attended the Breathe Magic programme in 2015 embarked on a swimming challenge to enable another young person with hemiplegia to attend the Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy programme in the future. Along with his brother Harley and best friend Ollie, he completed his Big Swim in a speedy 55 minutes and raised a huge £3800!
I am super impressed by the commitment and generosity of spirit shown by our Young Magicians who go on to raise funds for us. They really do embody the Breathe motto ‘All Done With Kindness’