Quest4Change has raised a staggering 1.5 million pounds in
the last five years as direct support of our overseas projects, with serious
help from all our volunteers along the way.
Here at the Quest HQ, we have been reminiscing about all the weird and
wonderful fundraising moments that have driven Q4C forward. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Chicken Week: Back in 2009, head of Africa operations, the infamous Andy
Deaville spent a week going to work and about his business dressed in a full
blown chicken suit! After a week of
roosting, Deaville released a Simon Tierney sized egg into the wild, and it was
not long before Colonel Saunders, aka Jon Cassidy arrived to see what was
afoot. The Chicken shenanigans raised
more than £1000 which was used as an income generation initiative in Tanzania
involving purchasing chickens in our partner schools. Check it out here…
operation: In 2009 our Villa Maria
Gap team came face to face with the realities of people living in countries
without access to public healthcare when they met Ana Mariela, a young Peruvian girl who had a fast spreading
tumor on her face. In just one week they
raised a whopping £3,500 towards her operation and in time this reached a staggering
£5,700. Ana had her operation and is
living her life in Villa Maria, thanks to the generosity of friends of Quest. For details click here.
Fashion week: In 2011, Nicole Lee put her creative hat on to put
together a successful fashion evening, raising over £3,100 in support of Joshua
Orphan & Community Care! Check it out here.
Charlotte Ashbridge’s Triathlon: The Ashbridge family have long been
supporters of Quest4Change, raising funds in memory of Katie who volunteered
with us back in 2007. Charlotte ran,
swam and cycled a ridiculously long way, and all her raised funds were matched
by her generous employer Grant Thornton LLP. Thanks again Charlotte.
The Matador Three Peaks Challenge: Our very own Simon,
Jon and Eoin, were joined by friend’s and Quest4Change supporters as they headed
off on a madcap dash around the corners of the UK, to complete the Three Peaks
Challenge – summiting Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis in less than 24
hours… Why the Matador? Who knows!
But they raised nearly £1600, in support of the Livingstone Tanzania
Trust! Also taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in 2012
was Team Williams, comprising two more returned Malawi volunteers who continue
to support Joshua Orphan and Community Care – Sarah and Lola and husband Kevin
raised over £750 – Wowzers!
So to celebrate and say thank you for all these achievements
and more in support of Quest4Change, we are offering this Special Summer Bursary worth £1000 towards project costs. So what are you waiting for? Apply today here.
**Please note that the bursary is a contribution towards project
costs only for a 2013 summer project – expeditions are not part of this
amazing offer and flights and project donation costs are to be met by the