My brother and I are raising money for Magic Breakfast, a small registered charity that fights child hunger through breakfast clubs and delivering free breakfasts (bagels, cereal, juice and porridge) to thousands of state primary school children in the UK particularly our inner cities.


The challenge: Vasaloppet is an annual long-distance (90km) cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March in Sweden between the village of Salen and Mora. It is one of the oldest, one of the longest and considered the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.


The charity: Magic Breakfast has been providing free breakfasts for nine years to UK primary schools where over 50% of pupils are on free school meals. The charity, which won a ‘Big Society’ award last year, provides food for 6,000 children in 200 schools, in some of the most deprived parts of the country and is struggling to meet the increased demand. An astonishing 32% of children arrive at school without having had breakfast, undermining their ability to learn and achieve so this charity provides a practical, immediate solution to the problem of child hunger and improved child energy and concentration levels.


The support: There are still 80 schools on the Magic Breakfast waiting list and with funding they could be feeding the children in these schools within weeks. Only £42 provides a child with a nutritious breakfast each school morning for a whole year and £2,500 is enough to run a entire school breakfast club in school for a year.


The stats: An interesting read about Magic Breakfast and the importance of breakfast clubs on Channel 4 News website: Breakfast club boom reveals reality of child poverty.  

93% of Magic Breakfast partner schools saw increased concentration and energy in class with the breakfast club 


88% of schools have seen an improvement in attainment and attendance 


94% of schools have seen healthier eating habits in the children attending.  


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Raising money for

Magic Breakfast

Magic Breakfast

Charity Registration No. 1102510

Up to 700,000 children arrive at school too hungry to learn every day. Magic Breakfast works with primary schools across the UK with the aim to make sure every child has access to the right fuel for learning to reach their full potential. Go to for more details.

Donations 148

Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/12

Great effort well done! Tough to get that level of Nordic ski fitness for such a gruelling event; massive respect!

Donation by Robin Liddell on 29/03/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jons Bartholdson on 21/03/12


Another awesome effort.

Donation by Tom Hanks on 20/03/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Really good Vasalopp Pippa! next race Vätternrundan? from # 4017 who stood in front of you at the start and talked about training before the race:-)

Donation by #4017 on 18/03/12


Congratulations! Did the race 3 years ago, your time was stellar! Do you both want to do the MarciaLonga next year with us? Only 70k!

Donation by Amelia Walker on 16/03/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A bit late! xx

Donation by Antonio del Balzo on 16/03/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done to you and Jim!

Donation by James Simison on 14/03/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Pip, huge congratulations. What a brilliant achievement! Well done for supporting such a fantastic charity. Love Al xo

Donation by Anonymous on 14/03/12


+ £7.00 Gift Aid

Well done Pippa. Recovered yet??

Donation by Nick Middleton on 13/03/12


+ £13.50 Gift Aid

what next? well done xx

Donation by Zoe Benyon on 12/03/12

Congratulations! xx

Donation by arabella musgrave on 12/03/12

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 12/03/12

Well done!

Donation by Anon on 12/03/12


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/03/12


Amazing challenge & great cause - huge well done Jim.

Donation by Anonymous on 07/03/12

Fantastic Effort Pippa - Well done. All the best Niki

Donation by Niki Turner on 06/03/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid


Donation by George Northcott on 05/03/12

Brilliant effort Pippa, and what an amazing time! Well done! Lots of love, Charlotte xoxox

Donation by Charlotte Laing on 05/03/12

You're off to Great Places, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!

Donation by Hannah van den Brul on 05/03/12


Well done, Pippikins and James, brave cousins! Hope you aren't in too much pain xx

Donation by Lucy Middleton on 05/03/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done both of you! Some crazy challenge you've completed. :-)

Donation by Lee @ PP on 05/03/12

Donation by Anonymous on 05/03/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Pippa! Although you missed the snow back home! We're fundraising too!

Donation by Alex Forward on 05/03/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£11,189.00
  • Offline donations£850.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£12,039.00
  • Gift Aid£1,670.50

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