Reading Roadrunners



Total raised for Sport in Mind as of April 16
£TBC


Charity Info




 

Reading Roadrunners' Charity Fundraising
Club Charity 2016 Sport in Mind
The Berkshire Mental Health Charity promoting well-being through sport

Charity Coordinator, Susie Rees : charity@readingroadrunners.org

What is Sport in Mind?
Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health charity founded in 2011 by Neil Harris, Timothy Waters and Tony Young to provide people experiencing mental health problems with the opportunity to play sport and physical activity in a supported environment.

 

The charity's aim is to use sport and physical activity to promote mental well-being, help aid recovery, improve physical health, encourage social inclusion and empower people experiencing mental health problems to build a positive future for themselves.Sport in Mind offer free, supported sport and activity sessions facilitated by paid coaches and unpaid volunteers within accessible community locations and to inpatients in Prospect Park Hospital. .

Sport in Mind relies on the generosity of the public to enable them to continue making a difference to people affected by mental health problems. Please get in touch with me if you can help out through donating raffle prizes, volunteering at one of the many Car Boot sales or individual fundraising. Thank you in advance for your support. Susie

Our Charity Coordinator is Susie Rees who can be reached on charity@readingroadrunners.org Please contact her for further information and to donate raffle prizes.

Our Car Boot sales fall on alternate Saturdays throughout the summer at Prospect Park. Profits all go to the charity. We always need extra help, so if you can give up a Saturday morning please also contact Geoff Chaffer on 0118 9663466 . If you have quality saleable items we can sell on our own stall, please contact the club desk on Wednesday’s club night to arrange collection.


Quiz Nights 2016

Quiz nights and other fund raising events will be arranged throughout the year in order to support our charity. Watch this space!! .


Charity Car Boot Sales 2016

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 2016's club charity “Sport in Mind ” a local mental health charity promoting well being through sport. 

Volunteers to help at the sales in Prospect Park would be much appreciated. This would involve being there at about 6.45 am and helping to park the cars in rows and just generally helping out. If all goes well they could leave by about 8.00 am but would be welcome to stay and help on the stall.

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

History
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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