Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£7,080raised of £3,000 target by 143 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to support The Faraway Children's Charity. The nominated charity of James Swallow's family.

5 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


Avison Young has entered a 20-strong team into the full Tough Mudder held on Saturday 28th April 2018 in aid of The Faraway Children's Charity.

Totalling 10 miles, with 20 obstacles, the team are definitely signing up for a challenge! Tough Mudder is a team oriented obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit.

With overall health and well being at the heart of the team’s motivation, alongside the thrill of the challenge, the untimely passing of James Swallow, Principal of Avison Young, served as key motivation for the team to take their health more seriously – and support a great cause.

The Faraway Children’s Charity (FCC) – is a registered charity (No. 1137170) established to ‘Meet the diverse needs of disadvantaged, vulnerable or at risk children and young people within Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.’ They use a very broad definition for ‘disadvantage’ so as not to exclude any children in most need. The charity is named after one of Enid Blyton’s children’s books: ‘The Faraway Tree’ which tells the story of a group of children who discover a magical tree where they are safe and happy.

FCC is governed by a Committee of voluntary Trustees and supported by a number of volunteers who share a commitment to low cost – no cost charity administration (ordinarily insurance and storage being their only annual admin costs) to ensure maximum benefits with 100% of donations for vulnerable children. As a volunteer-led charity the FCC has no paid staff and relies solely on goodwill and generosity to achieve its ambitions for vulnerable children.

Since 2008, the FCC has distributed well over 40,000 free resources and gifts to disadvantaged children, supporting thousands of young people in the last nine years. Through donations these children have benefited from: improved hygiene; warm and clean clothes and shoes; enjoyment of toys, games and books; Christmas presents for children who may not get any or many; Easter eggs for children who may not get one; healthy and celebratory food; fun and smiles.

The FCC does not receive any statutory funding and is solely funded by the creativity and generosity of companies, individuals, clubs and groups who fundraise on its behalf or donate goods that can be distributed. The FCC is very grateful for any support offered as collectively it makes an enormous difference to some of the community’s most disadvantaged members.

Share this story



Avison Young

Updates appear here

    8 months ago

    Avison Young started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 5/18/2018 12:04 PM



    • George Glennie

      George Glennie

      May 18, 2018


    • Christopher Drewry

      Christopher Drewry

      May 17, 2018

      Richard Worrall, you must be mad but I hope all went well. Love Christopher and Miranda


    • Daniel Pagella

      Daniel Pagella

      May 12, 2018

      Well done all!


    • Richard Dennis-Smith

      Richard Dennis-Smith

      May 11, 2018

      Stupendous effort, well done all.


    • Alasdair Collins

      Alasdair Collins

      May 4, 2018

      Well done Tor


    • Oliver Ritson

      Oliver Ritson

      May 3, 2018

      Nice one Rob and co


    • Underwood


      May 1, 2018

      Great work lads.


    Avison Young

    Become a supporter

    Help Avison Young raise more

    About the fundraiser
    Avison Young

    Avison Young


    Avison Young is a full-service, commercial real estate services firm with a unique model, culture and approach. We are a private company, designed to put our client relationships and their success at the center of everything we do.

    Report this Page