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

We did it!

Lewis Claydon raised £1,371 from 40 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 14/10/2022

raised of £1,500 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,371 to support refugees and other marginalised groups.

    Lewes, East Sussex
    Funded on Friday, 14th October 2022

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    Dear family, friends and colleagues: I’m fundraising!

    I’m attempting to run 5k a day every day for a year, in support of Value Your Development Community Interest Company (VYD). I started on 7th September, 2021, which makes today (22nd June, 2022) day 288 out of 365. I’m doing it because I want to and I have a choice. Many refugees arriving in the UK have no choice, travelling for days, months and even years to avoid persecution.

    With the situation across many countries in the world leading to more young people fleeing their homelands, VYD, along with many other fantastic non profit organisations, try to offer a glimpse of what a welcoming, caring and humane society looks like.

    VYD is a fully grounded, not-for-profit organisation with high aspirations, run by an incredible friend of mine who dedicates so much of his time to helping others in the Brighton and Hove area. The ethos is simple: Use football to enable personal development, and in doing so, help tackle the socio-economic pressures affecting some of the UK’s most deprived and neglected communities. Check out their website:

    Any money raised will be used to offer more football sessions to refugees and other marginalised groups, paying for pitches and coaches, as well as supplying new kit, water bottles and any other equipment they might need.

    I recognise there are many requests for sponsorship against a backdrop of increased financial pressure, but anything you can spare will really help. Even if you can’t right now, following them on LinkedIn or Twitter (VYD_CIC) will help raise awareness and be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Lewis



    Lewis Claydon

    Updates appear here

      9 months ago

      Lewis Claydon started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 7/21/2022 16.17



      • Stevie Killick

        Stevie Killick

        Jul 21, 2022

        Amazing Lew! Well done buddy. Respect 👊


      • The Fruens

        The Fruens

        Jul 21, 2022

        Well done mate, v.impressive. Keep going, nearly in the home stretch now.

      • Richard Bell

        Richard Bell

        Jul 20, 2022

        Well done mate, keep on running.


      • Landon I

        Landon I

        Jul 13, 2022

        Sounds like an great cause!


      • Rob Constant

        Rob Constant

        Jul 6, 2022

        Great effort mate! 👍


      • The Oliphants

        The Oliphants

        Jul 5, 2022

        Great stuff Lew. Very impressed.


      • Fi


        Jul 5, 2022

        Well done! Great idea and an amazing effort.


      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 nonprofit.

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

      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      About Crowdfunding
      About the fundraiser
      Lewis Claydon

      Lewis Claydon

      Lewes, East Sussex

      Report this Page