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Meet Simon Cole, pictured here with his wife, Kay. Simon will be amongst 5 brave souls who will be taking part in our biggest challenge event yet, a 15,000 tandem skydive. He heard about the work Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) does for older people from his wife, Kay Gabbitas who works Active Recovery within the NHS at the Northern General Hospital. GOOD LUCK SIMON!!
Ran 56km - £100 raised
This is Aaron Theaker, after a health scare he decided to challenge himself to run 56km and raise money for us in the process. Aaron, who worked for the Red Cross, knew first-hand the work our charity does to support older people in Sheffield and wanted to help. He completed his run on 10th Oct. Thank you Aaron.
100 letters written - £412 raised
This is Kate Ibbeson, she saw our Penpal request after we had to postpone our Good Neighbour friendly visiting service due to quarantine. She set to work writing letters to support older isolated people in Sheffield, making their day with a surprise letter through the post. She decided to take it one step further and was sponsored for writing 100 different letters. THANK YOU KATE
Manchester marathon 2020
In 2019 we had a wonderful medical student called Richard who spent a period of time with us working on the Hospital to Home scheme. He has kindly offered the run the Manchester Marathon for us in 2020 to raise money for our work. Sadly the run was postponed due to lock down but hopefully he will be running again soon. THANK YOU Richard. If you would like to sponsor him click here
Our highest challenge event yet!
Spring 2020 we had set our highest challenge so far. A 15K tandem skydive, the UK's highest. Unfortunately, due to lock down this has to be postponed. We have 5 brave souls taking part, Alice Skipworth, Aaron Whitehouse, Gayle Dooley, Joe Price and Simon Cole. Instead they will be jumping on 24th April 2021. If you would like to take part get in touch.
Sponsored walk - £1000 raised
Huge thank you to Laura Whiteley and her friends who did a sponsored walk in aid of SCCCC back on a rainy day in June 2019. They started in Hathersage at 9 am and walked 12 miles including Bretton Clough, Bretton, Abney Moor, Shatton Edge and back to Hathersage (with a pub stop at the barrel Inn of course!) finishing at approx 4.30. They raised a fantastic £1000 for us to purchase a wheelchair that will help us assist older people from hospital to home. WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
S&4c’s tea party - £347.20 raised
SCCCC Trustee Linda Browell hosted a tea party at her home in June 2019. She invited her dog walking friends to come along and enjoy a delighful array of savouries and sweet treats served on vintage tea sets. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. A fantastic £347 was raised. Thank you Linda.
Charity of the year - £506 raised
Last year (2019) The John Wade Singers chose us as their charity of the year. They raised a fantastic £506 for us. This amateur choir are based at Millhouses Methodist Church. Since 1984 they have raised over £50,000 for local charities, find out more about future concerts on their website.
Snowdon challenge - £575.15 raised
Back in the summer a team from Active Recovery at the Northern General Hospital climbed Snowdon. Deborah, Lisa and Julie, along with their other halfs and puppy, Bella, climbed the 1.085m to the summit. They raised a fantastic £575.15 to thank us for all the support we give them throughout the year supporting older people on discharge from hospital.
Charity concerts - £511.71 raised
Beighton Lifestyle Choir raised a fantastic £511.71 for us when they sang Christmas songs at Crystal Peaks shopping centre and held a concert at their local community centre. Well done everyone!
NCS sponsored walk - £44.20 raised
Here are a group of NCS students from Sheffield Wednesday who were tasked with raising some money for a charity. They chose us! They did a sponsored walk between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United football grounds and raised a fantastic £44.20. Well done everyone!
Sheffield 10K - £1.400 raised
Say hello to our fabulous runners who together raised over £1,400. They included a father and son team, our first couple's team and some volunteers from our Good Neighbour Scheme. Well done everyone!
Chester marathon - £666 raised
You may recognise this face! Christian Hopkins ran the Sheffield Half Marathon for us earier this year. He has just completed the Chester Marathon in 3 hr 5 mins and has raised a fantastic £666 to help us continue our valuable work. THANK YOU!
Edinburgh marathon - £130 raised
This is Finn Burgum and her running buddy Hendrix the dog, proudly showing off her medal at the Edinburgh Half Marathon on May 2018. Finn not only raised £130 for us but she is also one of our Good Neighbour volunteers and visits an older person in Sheffield on a weekly basis. Thank you Finn!
Etape cycle race - £896.25 raised
This is Garry Elliott, not only is he one of our Good Neighbours Volunteers, visiting an older person in Sheffield who is isolated and lonely but he is a fitness king! Garry has just completed the Etape cycle race around Loch Ness (April 2018) and he raised an incredible £896.25 for our charity. THANK YOU GARRY.
Sheffield half marathon 2018 - £2,152 raised
In 2018 we had 8 runners who between them raised a fantastic £2,152. The team included 6 staff members from BT. A big shout out to Christian Hopkins who ran in place of Sam Nix who had an injury and to Matt Dix who ran on behalf of his wife Hannah who was also injured. Thanks to Debs Barnett who is a long term supporter and Sue Hallam who completed the team.
Monsal trail half marathon 2018 - £298 raised
Well done to Adam Lenton from BT who was due to run the Sheffield Half Marathon for us but was called away on business. He decided to run the Monsal Trail Half Marathon the week before he left and raised a fantastic £298.
Charity of the year - £200 raised
Glee Bah Gum are a Sheffield based community choir who use their vocal talents to raise money for local charities. This year they have chosen us as their charity of the year. They will be raising money by holding performances throughout the year at supermarkets, community events and special concerts. Please support them if you see them. Update Jan 2019 £200 raised!
Sheffield 10K 2017 - £2,000 raised
Say hello to Lindsey Stewart who completed the Sheffield 10K along with 7 others for us recently. Together they raised over £2,000 to help us continue our work to support older people in Sheffield.
Yorkshire tough mudder 2017 - £250 raised
This is Martin Dunn. He is took on the Yorkshire Tough Mudder challenge on behalf of SCCCC on 30th July 2017.
Sheffield half marathon 2017 - £1,198 raised
SCCCC having the biggest number of runners it has ever had in one event - five in total. Each of our runners ran for their own reason, but all were running to raise money so that we can continue our vital work with older people in Sheffield. They raised a fantastic £1,198 between them. WELL DONE GUYS.
S&4C’s Tea party - £300 raised
Irene held an S&4C's tea party for us, she hosted the party on a rainy sunday afternoon with her friends, eating cake drinking bubbly and selling homemade cards with all proceeds donated to us. Thank you Irene. You are a star!
Big birthday wing walk - £717 raised
Anne Jennings raised a fantastic £717 when she signed herself up for a wing walk to mark a milestone birthday.
Travelling at speeds of up to 130mph Anne experienced the ultimate thrill and that included zooms and climbs up to 600ft and passes near to friends and family.
Big Yellow Self Storage Sheffield Bramall Lane, have been providing support since 2015. This year they are also helping us with our Cycle to the Moon Challenge. Check out the video to see them in action.