“The Road to Monrovia”- A sponsored cycle and Family Fun Day
The road distance from Sean Devereux Park in Yateley to our schools in Brewerville, Monrovia is 4500 miles.
This year, as our main fundraising event,“The Road to Monrovia”, we are looking to collectively cycle a symbolic 4500 miles in a sponsored cycle to raise £4500.
We are looking for 100 supporters or more to ride 45 miles and raise £45 (or whatever you can do) between now and our Family Fun Day on the 23rd June. We are grateful for any contributions small or large:
Commit to taking part by emailing us at email@example.com and tell us your progress so as we can update the map
Please download your paper sponsor form HERE where you will find “how to pay details”
If you prefer, you can set up a fundraiser page HERE.
Just follow the instructions and your sponsor monies are securely processed by our “Virgin Money” account. It takes five minutes max to set it up
View our collective progress on the map of “Road to Monrovia” HERE
You can organise the ride to suit your circumstances, either one complete ride or broken down over a few occasions, for example riding to school every day rather than getting a lift.
You can undertake the 45 miles individually, as a family or as group of friends and you can do it anytime between now and the 23rd June
You can do your ride on bikes,exercise bikes or even rowing machines (we do have the odd stretch of water to cover)
You can of course do more or less than 45 miles, everything helps.
If you cannot do the cycle, please consider sponsoring one of our participants.
The Family Fun Day -2-5pm 23RD jUNE 2019
On the 23rd June, to celebrate your achievements, we would love to see you complete your ride in a ceremonial lap of honour at the Family Fun Day. This will be on the afternoon of the 23rd at Sean Devereux Park in Yateley.
Our patron, Raquel Cassidy, will be at the Family Funday and would love to meet you.
Do tell us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are attending and how many, we want to ensure we have enough burgers!
Apart from the ceremonial lap of honour, there will be a bar, refreshments, bouncy castle, children’s activities and the ever popular raffle
Quiz Night Success
We held our Annual Quiz night on Saturday 9th February and once again, thanks to great support from over 300 people, raised £2400.
This is the equivalent of 13 sponsorship packages, a real boost to the Fund. The winners, “Don’t forget the Nuts” are pictured below, triumphing on a fiercely contested night.
2018 Walk for Sean
“The UK and Africa came together on Sunday 8th July to mark the 25 years Anniversary since the Sean Devereux Children’s Fund was set up following the tragic death of Sean in 1993.
Approximately 150 hardy walkers completed the 5k course in sweltering heat in Yateley, and over 300 students, parents and teachers from the Sean Devereux School in Liberia did the same, joined by the desire to make a difference to the children of Liberia – providing them with an education in Sean’s name. Photographs of the efforts were shared at the time across the continents and there was a great feeling of togetherness and unity of purpose. The objective this year was to build up the Library at the school with books, desks and tables along with a TV so that the children can see news of the wider world. In addition we hope to develop a science laboratory too as there is a real need for this to help broaden the depth of such lessons. We have raised £9,000 to date in the UK and amazingly 250 US dollars was raised in Liberia through the activities and donations going on there. Maureen Devereux – Patron of the Fund said “ I would like to thank everyone who took part in this amazing event both here and in Liberia. Sean would have loved to see such harmony and unity and it is great that we are able to help the less fortunate and vulnerable in this way.”
We were also fortunate to have received outstanding support from local businesses in Yateley and Farnborough this year. Many have pledged money to support the fund and we are very appreciative of their kindness and help. It truly has been a team effort.”