Some wonderful people have done amazing things to raise vital funds for Best Beginnings. We call them Our Champions.
On Sunday 10th July 2011, 20 fantastic runners laced up their trainers to raise funds for Best Beginnings as part of the ASICS London 10K. You can see their fundraising pages with films and photos of this fun event and it's not too late to sponsor any of the Best Beginnings runners.
So far the Best Beginnings Team of 20 have raised nearly £10,000 to help give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life.
Runner Paul Gringrass, said: “This is the third year I’ve run for Best Beginnings, and it gets better every year! Its a great cause and needed more than ever in the present economic climate. Looking after the babies makes good health and economic sense for everybody.”
Joe Elliot of Hampstead said: “Its wonderful to support such a dynamic charity. They work very cleverly to target the best possible help to families in order to give the best start to young children. I’m very impressed with what the charity have achieved in such a short time.”
Runner Melody Ravenscroft said: “Fantastic to run through London with no traffic! Terrific fun, I really recommend it.”
Best Beginnings Chief Executive Alison Baum said: “ I’m absolutely thrilled by the success of the Best Beginnings 10K Run. We took an incredible team of 20 runners from such diverse backgrounds all committed to playing their part and making a difference – from Eddy, just 16 years old, to Vivian at 58. But its not just the runners I want to thank, but also the cameraman and photographer from Charity Network, from beginning to end the day has just been a celebration of the big society vision in action.”
In September 2010, a group of amazing supporters including Best Beginnings CEO - Alison Baum and Head of Fundraising - Tom Walker, cycled over 180 miles from London to Paris, raising over £20,000! The picture gallery below shows all of our Champions that took part in the event and raised money to help Best Beginnings give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life.
We would be thrilled if you would like to become a Champion too. You can take part in any of our events or undertake your own personal challenge. You might like to skydive, abseil, lose weight or give up smoking. Your friends and family can sponsor you through our website.