Charity Fundraisers Active at St Stephen's

Celebrating the achievements of church members raising funds for charity this year.

fantastic fundraisers at st stephen's

It is always very heart-warming to be able to celebrate the achievements of others, especially when they involve some hardship in order to raise money for those in need. This year, to date, five people from the church have participated in fundraising activities, warmly supported by St Stephen's congregation.

Claire Vanni, who persevered after the cancellation of the Bath Half marathon, ran the same race, her first, at Reading and raised a superb £840.00 on Just Giving for Bloodwise, the charity which helps those with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  


Mike King, with his daughter Hannah and other friends, braved the elements in early March this year - heavy rain and lots of mud - to sleep outside in Alice Park, in sympathy with rough sleepers. Their team raised a massive £700.00 for Julian House, Bath, in support of the homeless in the city. They were very glad to return home the next day to dry out!


Sophia Silverman ran her charity fun run of 10 km earlier in July, raising money for Cancer Research. She was thrilled to complete this, her first attempt, and to have raised, thus far, an impressive £300.00 for this cause. In her own words "I’m joining thousands of women across the UK and taking part in Race for Life 2018. Please sponsor me to help more mums, dads, grandparents, siblings and children survive in the fight against cancer” 

 If you would like to contribute to this please visit the following ink:



In late June, Christian Duckworth, whom everyone had always known as bearded with handlebar moustache and quite extensive sideburns, submitted himself to the clippers, razor and scissors, wielded by Rector Philip in front of a huge audience of staff and pupils at the Royal High School, Bath. This experience, which left Christian looking and feeling much more facially exposed to the world, raised an absolutely enormous £1500.00 for the charity Evie's Gift.

Evie's Gift is a charity set up by the parents of Evie, in memory of their daughter, a 13-year old pupil at the Royal High School Bath, who so sadly died in January of this year..after being diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2017. The charity raises funds to give immediate financial assistance to parents whose children have been admitted to hospital with a life threatening or life limiting condition, and also funds research into the rare brain cancer that took Evie from us too soon.

As Art Technician and After School Care worker, Christian came into contact with Evie at the Royal High School and felt deeply moved to support her parents Bryan and Patsy as they battled so bravely with their most tragic loss.

If you would like to support Christian's fund raising please visit the link:

or Evie's Gift at

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Posted: 22nd July 2018
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