Latest Fundraising News

Matterhorn 2014

Richard one of our very own Trustees is continuing in his mammoth challenge of scaling new heights for the Funzi and Bodo Trust. Having successfully conquered the King of the Alps last year; Richard in August 2014 is taking on the Matterhorn on the border between Switzerland and Italy;perhaps the most recognizable and dramatic mountain in the Swiss Alps Its summit is 4,478 meters (14,690 ft)high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

In 2015 and 2016 Richard will also be taking on Ama Dablan at 6,850 metres in Nepal and finally Everest itself at a mighty 8,850 metres.

As you know this is not Richards only challenge as he continues in his quest to raise a total of£150,000 for Funzi and Bodo Trust by the end of his climbs. Having raised over £12,000 to date please dig deep and help support Richard make a huge difference to the children and families of Funzi and Bodo.

If you wish to support Richard in his challenge please donate at

You can follow his climbs on his blog.

The Wonderful World of Disney


People in Gildersome came dressed to the event as their favourite characters from Disney films to help raise funds for the Funzi and Bodo Trust. More than twenty people performed songs from Disney films while the audience enjoyed a three course meal.. The event raised over a thousand pounds. 

Stars of the showThe Disney Night Cast

The Disney Night Cast

Fantastic Margaret

 Jar of Grace   

Water BottlePupils at Gomersal Middle School in West Yorkshire took part in a project called jar of grace. Each child was given a free bottle of water.

They were reminded how many children don't have access to clean drinking water. For the next two weeks they and their family members dropped coins into the empty bottle whenever they used water. The fundraiser brought in over three hundred pounds for the Funzi and Bodo Trust. 

  1940's night raises £800

Over 800 pounds was raised for the work of the Funzi and Bodo Trust by people in Morley and Gildersome in West Yorkshire by staging a 1940's night. The event was held at St.Peter's Church in Gildersome and followed a succesful Victorian evening the previous year.

The audience dressed up in costume from the era to watch the recreation of stars from yester year including George Formby, Marlene Deitricht and Rob Wilton.

The clothing mountain on the weekend of 28/29 May raised almost £1000! Another great effort

At the previous collection more than £850 was raised for the Funzi and Bodo Charity simply by people donating their unwanted shoes and clothes. An earlier collection raised over £1000. The "waste not want not day" held at St.Peter's Church in Gildersome saw a mountain of clothes arrive in just one day.

People searched their attics and emptied their cupboards in a bid to help the charity's two clinics in the midst of economic downturn. Members of the church were joined by local cubs, a football team, a slimmers club and a Mum and toddlers group in their efforts.

The company, Bag2School, which took the clothes was so impressed by the work of the trust they have now become regular supporters and sponsors of the charity.

Andrew Hood and his daugher Nicola have raised over a thousand pounds for the Funzi and Bodo Trust by doing a sponsored bike ride with friends from Whitehaven to Sunderland a distance of 137 Miles.

John and Anne Stocker held a clothes collection and made an amazing £1055 from the clothes mountain and a further £150 from cakes, coffee and crafts. Hansa's restaurant kindly donated £200. The Coffee Pot club at Gildersome Church gave us £25 and Beavers gave us £48 from a sponsored pass the parcel. A further £60 was raised on cakes at church and £50 was raised by running a seed and plant catalogue.

We have fundraising underway at Ripon Grammar, St. Thomas Ripley in Lancaster and at St. Aelred's in Newton Le Willows.



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