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Celebrating supporter awesomeness!

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posted this on the09/06/2017

balloonsFrom jumping out of a plane to ceilidh dancing, people have done all sorts of weird and wonderful things over the years to support the work we do at One25. We want to share their achievements with you and celebrate their awesomeness. Here are just a few of the shiniest stars in the fundraising sky…

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Kayleigh first heard of One25 at Bristol Uni and then saw us on Secret Millionaire, so the choice was easy when she signed up for the Great Bristol 10k. Not so easy was the running part!

“Personally, I HATE running. So my challenge was to learn how to run, and not stop after five minutes. The game was on!”

She certainly smashed it, running at a hair-raising speed of 145 metres a minute and collecting £598.
 

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The Simpson family began their adventure when their youngest member, Gracie, was just a year old. They are cycling from Lands’ End to John o’ Groats in 10 weeks over 10 years, doing a chunk each summer. Last year they cycled from Newcastle to Edinburgh, raising £1,700 for One25. 

“It’s a fun and often tiring way of seeing our country and spending time with our family as well as supporting services. We chose One25 because of the fantastic work they do with vulnerable women in our beautiful city of Bristol. We consider it a real pleasure and a privilege to partner with them and contribute in a small way to reaching their goals.”

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What more fitting way to fundraise than a raucous music-filled evening of ceilidh dancing? Clifton Ceilidh Committee had the brilliant idea of combining merry-making with supporting street sex-working women in 2014 and have been holding yearly ceilidh’s in aid of One25 ever since! This year’s ceilidh at Hope Chapel Church went down a storm and raised £881. 

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For Samantha there was no better way to show her commitment to One25 than plunging towards Earth from a plane, freefalling for 30 seconds at speeds of up to 120mph! 

“Skydiving was a terrifying idea at first as I’m scared of heights! However, I took on the challenge and it was an incredible experience for a worthy cause. I wanted to support One25 in their goal to empower and improve the lives of sex workers. With motivational support from One25 and help from my friends and family, I reached my fundraising target of £450. I’d recommend skydiving to anyone wanting to raise money in a unique way!”

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Be it putting on an event for friends, or pushing yourself to your physical limits, or even shaving off your locks for the summer months, take your chance and make fundraising your own this summer. However big or small, every bit of money raised helps give vulnerable women much needed support to rebuild their lives.

Do something different, make a difference.

Find out more about how to fundraise for One25 and make a real difference to women’s lives.

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