They did it on two wheels, they did it on 4 legs but we are going to do it on water! The Sheriffs' £10 Challenge is back! On Tuesday 18th September two Sheriffs, one Wingman and one Consort will row the City of London's Cutter, The Lady Gillett, down the Thames to raise funds for the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund.
We would really like you to sponsor us....
BUT PLEASE DO NOT SPONSOR US FOR MORE THAN £10
this is really important as we want to break a record for the number of sponsors and not hurt any individual wallets as you are all so generous to the very many charities that you support. Also if you give us more than £10 the person following you on the website may not donate if they see that you have been so bounteous. What we would really like you to do is pass this on to 10 of your fellow Freemen, Liverymen or friends; there are over 30,000 Liverymen, just imagine if we could get you all to give £10!
Tim, Neil, Fiona and Emma - The Sheriffs of the City of London, Wingman and Consort
Every day at the Bailey we see the tragic consequences of serious crime for both the victims and their families and also for those who are punished and sent to prison – some for more years than they have already lived. We want to raise funds for the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund, a charity set up over 200 years ago that is focused on helping ex-prisoners get a new start in life. It helps to reduce re-offending by making "small, practical and timely grants to ex-offenders on probation in Greater London." Recently this was in the form of an Oyster Card so that an ex offender who had managed to get a job offer whilst in prison, had the means to get to work in his first week. Further information on the very practical work that they do can be viewed on http://srfund.org.uk/
We will publish details of the start time and route nearer the date as we would love to see as many of you as possible on Tuesday 18th September to cheer us on!
The Lady Gillett is by kind permission of the City of London Port Health Director.