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Winter Charity Black Tie Ball Friday 27th February at Ravenwood Hall
Book your table now for an evening of Glitz, Glamour and Sparkly!
One of our most successful events of the year to raise vital funds for the trust and the causes we support.
Enjoy aperitif and canapés on arrival, an exquisite dinner followed by an auction. Dance the night away! 
The last ball raised an amazing £15,000 for the trust.

Gentlemen's Spirit of Adventure Night!
Thank you to everyone that supported this event, we raised a fantastic amount with donations still coming in. Steve Parrish was entertaining, funny and gave an amazing insight into his life! All who attended agreed it was a great evening with lots to do and some very impressive bespoke vehicle's to admire! Now look out for 12th June 2015, details coming soon!
Thanks to all who helped and supported!


Ravenwood Children's Trust is partnering up with Krazy Horse and Trotter and Deane clothing to bring a unique charity event. An evening for Gent's only, to enjoy and indulge their adventurous side! This is by exclusive invite only and there are limited spaces. 
On arrival enjoy Canapés and a specially brewed beer donated by Dave Marjoram from Brewshed. Wander round the collection of motorcycles and cars, said to be one of the best in the UK. Take the chance to talk to two adventure companies offering trips that will bring out your spirit of adventure. A bespoke grooming company and barbers, live band, stunning collection of clothing for the Gentlemen in you and a range of designer ware for the more relaxed side to your character. A guest speaker to inspire you and to end the evening an auction with some amazing prizes to bid for, including two tailored made suites, kindly donated by Trotter and Deane.
 A golden ticket could be yours which will give you the opportunity to have your own day of adventure touring round the Suffolk countryside with like minded people in a classic Morgan.The evening will lead to a larger summer charity event to be held at Ravenwood Hall Hotel. Don't miss your chance to be part of this one off night. While helping to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer, East Anglian Children's Hospice and The Odanadi project in India. Thank you for your support as always. 


 Facing one of my biggest challenges to date. Ravenwood Children's Trust is pledging to raise vital funds this year to support the Odanadi project in India, St Nicholas Hospice Bury St Edmund's 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.
http/www.odanadi.org


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 mail@craigjarvis.com 

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 mail@craigjarvis.com


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Updates 14

Ravenwood Children's Trust was lucky enough to be invited to Waitrose, Bury St Edmund's on the 22nd December to help Christmas shoppers with their groceries for a small donation. We had a great day helping lots of lovely people and raised a staggering £1000!!! Thank you everyone

07/01/15 08:09

Gentlemen's Spirit Of Adventure Evening was a massive success! Thanks to everyone who supported us on the night... looking forward to the next event on 12th June with a Suffolk Countryside ride out with Krazy horse and then back to Ravenwood...details to follow.

24/10/14 02:50

So Craig has returned after completing the Everest Marathon! Amazing! more details to follow shortly.

09/06/14 02:06

Hi All, No word from Craig yet the Marathon was yesterday and we are desperate to hear how he got on, especially the Jarvis family at home. Please keep giving and show support! It will mean a lot to Craig on his return.

30/05/14 01:03

Craig is climbing to the village of Thyangboche today. Yesterday he visited a school for the children of Shepas. This challenge is so dangerous with one of the team members in intensive care and another being treated for altitude sickness! knowing you are supporting will help!

21/05/14 02:26

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 132

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/15

Ros, sorry for the delay.

Donation by Steve Malone on 19/11/14

Donation by Harvey Sinclair on 18/11/14

Sorry I wasn't able to attend - keep up the great work!

Donation by J Ripley - Ripblast on 13/11/14

£100.00

JC Donation

Donation by Jeremy Chew on 07/11/14

£700.00

+ £175.00 Gift Aid

John Black Penny Farthing Ride

Donation by Anonymous on 06/11/14

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation from Lee Frankish for bid at Auction for Artwork

Donation by Anonymous on 05/11/14

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Morgan 3 wheel experience 12/6/15

Donation by Paul Bedford on 28/10/14

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

DB £280 KE ADVENTURE

Donation by Dave Bradbury ICE on 27/10/14

£280.00

+ £70.00 Gift Aid

A great evening for very worthy causes. (Morgan)

Donation by Phil Trevillion on 25/10/14

Sally trenchards spirit of adventure at Krazy horse

Donation by Sally trenchard on 24/10/14

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Great night thank you.

Donation by Thomas Ridley J Godfrey on 23/10/14

£600.00

AS (Angus Stamper) £500.00 Morgan Wheeler 12.06.15

Donation by Angus Stamper on 20/10/14

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Thanks Craig for organising a great night ...............India here we come

Donation by Anonymous on 20/10/14

£900.00

+ £225.00 Gift Aid

AG Gift Set and Barbers

Donation by Andy Gray on 20/10/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Money from hair cuts and shaves

Donation by Barbers-inc Parlor - Jon & Richard on 18/10/14

£160.00

+ £40.00 Gift Aid

Great evening for some great causes, looking forward to the summer so I can wear my jacket I won at the auction.

Donation by Iain Crockart on 17/10/14

£320.00

+ £80.00 Gift Aid

Its such a pleasure to be a part of this great event for such a worthy cause!

Donation by Old Empire Motorcycles on 10/10/14

£70.00

Donation by TDBASEYFISHER on 10/10/14

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Craig. Ref JDRH05 Jonnie Dawson

Donation by Jonnie Dawson on 10/10/14

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

KH6

Donation by Anonymous on 10/10/14

£35.00

Sorry I can't be with you Craig.

Donation by Anonymous on 09/10/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Sorry I can't be there.

Donation by Taras Townsend on 08/10/14

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Dave Bradbury ICE on 08/10/14

Donation by KH19 on 08/10/14

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£28,175.75
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£28,175.75
  • Gift Aid£6,523.44

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