Reading Roadrunners

Total raised for Ollie Young Foundation as of February 2014

Charity Info

Reading Roadrunners' Charity Fundraising
Sandra Sheppard :

Club Charity 2013 - “Ollie Young Foundation”
















A massive well done to Sandy Sheppard and the team. Seen here at our recent dinner dance handing over the £25,000 she helped our club raise for the Ollie Young Foundation.

The Wine Tasting trip organised by Katie had a jolly time, so we heard and mand a total of £122 for the charity so once again thank you everyone who supported this event. We hope you had a great time.

Tina Wilson's Spring Do which was held back in April made 320.50 plus the raffle which made 170 so another great event giving a total of 490.50 to the charity so thank you everyone who attended and please do continue to support all the social events which not only make money for the charity but are good fun.

Reading Roadrunners Calendar 2014

2014 Reading Roadrunners Calendars are still available at the reduced rate of £5. Please see Sandra Sheppard or Paul Monaghan for details.

Dinton Pastures - Guess the Weight of the Cake

Penny Kurowski and Pete Morris both guessed the Weight of the Cake at the Dinton Pastures Relays on Tuesday 9th July.  Penny took the cake while Pete was happy to take some beer!

London Marathon Coaches Competition

Question : How many people will finish the 2013 London Marathon?
Answer    : 34,170 finishers

And the winner was : David Stares - who guessed 34,021

Thank you everyone who entered we made 120.00 for the charity

Charity Car Boot Sales 2014

Please watch this space for further details.

The Car Boot Sales will be held on Saturday mornings at Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2ND (dates below).

The gates open at 07:30 and close at 13:00. Fees are £8.00 for cars and £10.00 for Vans or Cars with trailers.

All proceeds will go to 2014's club charity “Alexander Divine” a local charity raising money for a children’s hospice, which is being built in Berkshire.  

For further details on the car boot sales please contact Geoff on 0118 9663466.

It all began back in 1989 when a Club member needed the services of a baby incubator at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The Club responded by raising cash for an additional incubator. Over the years we have collected for a variety of causes, such as Macmillan Cancer Care, The National Autistic Society, The National Society for Epilepsy and more recently the Stroke Association. Twenty years later - in 2009 – we passed the £400K mark, a record of which we are justly proud.

How do we do it? 
Simple: We never let slip a chance to raise a few quid! The sources of income are diverse. Last year the Prospect Park car boots alone brought in some £8K and over the years many, many, many thousands of pounds.  Races organised by the Club – Mortimer, Shinfield and Bramley – are also major earners. Since the Club is non-profit making it donates any surplus it makes.  

Individual sponsorships account for a sizable chunk of the total. Carrying buckets round races, in particular the Reading Half, and organising refreshments is likewise lucrative, accounting for several grand.  

However, as they say, every little helps, and often an impromptu quiz or game of skittles will bring in some extra cash...

As said, it all adds up! In Charity History you can find a snapshot of the past 20+ years fund raising, as well as – coming soon! – a detailed breakdown of this year’s accounts.

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