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 Facing one of my biggest challenges to date. Ravenwood Childrens Trust is pledging to raise vital funds this year to support the Odanadi project in India, St Nicholas Hospice Bury St Edmunds and the Children's Ward West Suffolk Hospital.
Taking part in two massive challenges back to back! At 55 this year, will be tough on my body and mind!
The Tenzing-Hilliary Everest Marathon is probably one of the most gruelling challenges in the world. The journey will take me near 3 weeks to reach Everest base camp where the Marathon starts. I may endure unpleasant acclimatization symptoms, including breathlessness through lack of oxygen, headaches and sickness, sleep deprivation while trying to adapt to the altitude. It will be sub zero temperatures most of the day and night and living in the most basic of accommodation, Mount Everest really is one of the most unforgiving places in the world and at a height of 18200ft; this alone will make walking let alone running the enduring 26.2 mile Marathon a remarkable achievement for me.
My Challenge doesn't begin there however; just 7 days before leaving for Mount Everest I will take part in a 310 mile cycle race. This part of the challenge will see me join 100 cyclist to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 18 member's of the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club who lost their lives in one of the worlds worst plan crashes. Money raised will be donated to St Nicholas Hospice and the children of the Rugby club. Paris to Bury in just 4 days, if you see me our running or on my bike cheer me on please!
I will be running the Everest Marathon in memory of my close friend Stephen Brown.

ODANADI PROJECT INDIA. I recently visited India in November 2013 to see the progress being made to the project. I was honoured to meet Stanly and Parashu along with all the volunteers who help and run this incredible safe house. I was amazed and thrilled to see the difference made with the boys safe house. We only started supporting this project in 2013 and have already donated £10,000 to complete the building work. Odanadi is making a difference to the lives of children in India who have been affected by human trafficking. Children as young as 5 years old are taken from the streets or sold to the sex trade in India, the forgotten children. Project leaders Stanly and Parashu are dramatically improving both the health and education through participation in a rehabilitation programme ensuring the children forge their own lives independence and success. The project still needs to complete the food hall and conference centre with on- going cost through the year. We want to help raise another £10.000 to complete the project and provide the much needed safe environment the children need.

London10K. Ravenwood Children's Trust team will again run in the London 10k 13th July 2014. Last year the team did a marvellous job on one of the hottest days of the year. This event attracted 30,000 runners of all standards and has a wonderful atmosphere.
If you are interested in taking part please contact me 

Ravenwood Children's Trust Charity Ball will be held on 30th November 2014.

ADVENTURE ASHRAM .We will continue our support to this charity throughout 2014. We have seen what a difference it makes to children’s lives,  sponsoring a complete class of 24 children from Mudumaiai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India for a year with the following for each child:

• 1 year of school tuition

• School bag with notebooks, pen, pencils,drawing books

• 2 school uniforms including socks and shoes

• School activities like dance,music and computers

• Regular health check ups and vaccinations

• Safe transport to and from school(vehicle and driver funded by Adventure Ashram as their route to school through the elephant corridor is too dangerous)

Should anyone reading this be interested in sponsoring a child for £150 for one year please let us know and contact

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Updates 7

Adventure Ashram We will continue our support, raising funds to help provide education to children in India in a safe environment, sponsoring a class of 24. Ravenwood Children's Trust presented the school Grace Charitable trust with a cheque for £2000, thank you

11/04/14 13:28

Odanadi Project In February this year, after the success of the Charity Ball, myself and Julie went to London to meet and present the project leaders a cheque for £10,000! this will help finish parts of the safe house they are providing for the lost children.

11/04/14 11:06

Nelson Journey I lost my great friend Stephen Brown in 2012, leaving two young daughters. Nelson Journey supports bereaved children and the trust presented the Charity with a cheque for £2000 in November 2013. Thank you for your support

11/04/14 10:55

Ravenwood Children's Trust Charity Ball. A very successful charity ball on the 24th November 2013, we raised £14.995! Thank You for the support.

11/04/14 10:25

We have a charity ball on November 24th at Ravenwood Hall and is a sell out which is fantastic as this event has an auction which raises such a lot of funds for the Ravenwood Children's Trust

11/10/13 12:07

Raising money for

Ravenwood Childrens Trust

Ravenwood Childrens Trust

Charity Registration No. 1143321

The Ravenwood Children's trust funds worthwhile causes both home & abroad by improving welfare through education, primarily children based projects that can be managed in house by our dedicated team

Donations 31


keep up the good work craig....

Donation by emma lake on 16/04/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You are amazing!

Donation by David & Margaret King on 15/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

It's not much, but every little counts I hope. Proud of you xx

Donation by Jessie on 15/04/14


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort! All the very best!

Donation by Udesh Naidoo on 14/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Applaud your effort and commitment Craig - glad to support it. Makes the Kardung La on an Enfield seem like a breeze!

Donation by Reg Balmer on 14/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Sorry for the delay

Donation by Ralph on 12/02/14


+ £230.00 Gift Aid

Only 6 mths late....but what else would you expect from your next door neighbour!!

Donation by Max MacGillivray on 12/02/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Auction item from the Ball

Donation by Katie Bedford on 25/11/13


+ £32.50 Gift Aid

Lots bought at Auction

Donation by Peter Hay on 25/11/13


+ £65.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/11/13


+ £30.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/11/13


+ £10.25 Gift Aid

Looking forward to another great night and for such a great cause :-) Sarah at Hill farm riding school.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/11/13


+ £102.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Hartley on 02/11/13


+ £63.75 Gift Aid

Here is my £410 for a table at the Charity Ball! A great cause to support!

Donation by Carole Baker on 15/10/13


+ £102.50 Gift Aid

Lynsey, Here is my £410.00 for a table of ten for the Charity Ball on 24th November

Donation by Ray Parker on 11/10/13

Wishing you all the very best. You have our deepest admiration.

Donation by Lyn and John Lawrence on 02/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


With our best wishes on what must be a very challenging journey.

Donation by Michael & Alison Dunn on 25/03/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


It has taken me so long to pay my "dues" from the London 10K run in the summer, that my only excuse was that I have still being running!

Donation by Max MacGillivray on 03/12/12


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Great evening, exellent food ! Good luck in your next challenge. Andy Watling.

Donation by Andrew Watling on 03/12/12


+ £82.50 Gift Aid


Hi Craig A great evening...........inspirational fund raising

Donation by Denis O'Connell on 03/12/12


+ £66.25 Gift Aid


Great evening, thanks Craig

Donation by philip frost on 29/11/12


Hi Craig, thanks for a lovely evening. I hope this is the right place to leave payment!

Donation by Hilary Cheese on 29/11/12


+ £1,580.00 Gift Aid


Rod and I are very keen to help the Ravenwood Children's Trust as much as we can .Congrats on your success so far.

Donation by chris knight on 28/11/12


+ £186.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Stuart Findlay on 27/11/12


+ £25.00 Gift Aid


We enjoyed a fabulous evening and were very moved by your dedication to the wonderful Children's Trust.

Donation by Tracey Reynolds on 26/11/12


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,501.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£13,501.00
  • Gift Aid£3,332.25

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