These fundraising efforts and activities are so important, enabling us to support more than 250 people every week.
The warmest and biggest thank you to everyone mentioned below who gave up their time this summer to fundraise for us.
You are all stars.
June – Tough Mudder
Amy and Dan got stuck into the mud in June, completing a 5k course and together raising a brilliant £855. A tough but tremendous effort!
July – Run Norwich
Nicola laced up her running shoes in July to race around the city centre mid-summer, completing one of the trickiest, hilliest 10k courses in the country. Well done Nicola for raising almost £400 and smashing her £150 target.
Want to Run Norwich for us next year? Get in touch.
August – Family Fun Day
We hosted our first ever Family Fun Day at the Cottage in Thorpe on Saturday 19 August, and it was a sunshine-filled day. So many people generously gave up their time to be there, helping to raise lots.
Around 300 people attended. If you visited, thank you for being there. Lots of local businesses donated raffle prizes, came on the day to entertain our guests and donated goods for our stalls. Too many kindhearted people to mention! But everyone gets a name check in our full Fun Day write up here.
Together, we raised £1,500 in total.
If you’d like to get involved next year, please contact Anna.
September – Inflatable 5k
Just creeping into the end of the summer season, a team of 10 runners represented Sue Lambert Trust at the world’s largest inflatable course, at Norfolk Showground on 23 September. Our team ran, walked and bounced their way around the 5k course. And together raised £2,505. See photos from the day here.
As well as awesome individuals, we are lucky to have some brilliant businesses who support our Norfolk based charity too.
- Naked Wines kindly made a corporate donation of £1,000 after a former client of ours nominated us for a donation. Thank you.
- Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund held a Charity Concert with the Norwich City Concert Band raising over £800, which we’re so thankful for.
- Clancy Consulting have been long-term fundraising friends of ours and in June they completed the East Coast Stagger walking from Cromer to Wells-next-to-Sea, raising almost £350 – a staggering amount.
- Wymondham Choral Society held a collection at their Mozart Requiem and solemn vespers event in July raising an amazing £379.55.
- NBWN nominated us as their chosen charity of the year raising funds for us through their summer programme of networking events and their total will be confirmed at the end of the year. If you’d like to partner with a local Norfolk charity that makes a huge difference to the lives of so many, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.
Looking ahead to fundraising events in 2024
Already, we are looking forward to some fantastic fundraising events in 2024.
- Dragon Boat Race, 27 April 2024 – we will be entering a boat kindly gifted by Brave Futures for fundraising for our charity.
- Blickling half marathon, 17 March 2024 – charity spaces are available for this popular and beautiful half marathon route. Please click here to select our charity and secure your place. We just ask you to raise a minimum of £125 and in return, we cover your entry fee and provide a running vest or t-shirt too.
- Cromer marathon, 28 April 2024 – go the extra miles and run the full 26-mile marathon course in Cromer. Ice cream and chips on us at the end, you’ll have earnt it! Sign up here for a charity place, raising £250 for Sue Lambert Trust, and we’ll cover your race entry fee and provide a running vest or t-shirt.
- Inflatable 5k at Norfolk Showground, date TBC, this event was so much fun, we’re planning to return next year. Like to join our team? Please email us and we’ll be in touch when sign-ups are open.
Got a fundraising idea? Go for it!
These are just some of the events we have in store.
Of course, we LOVE to hear from individuals and teams who have their own fundraising ideas, no matter whether it’s an established event or something you would love to do.
It can be a challenge you’ve always dreamt of completing, like the Ben Nevis climb nurses Lucy and Laura took part in last year.
Or it can be a more gentle, relaxed way to fundraise. Like a coffee morning with good friends, each person baking a cake and buying a slice for Sue Lambert Trust.
If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you.
Other simple ways to donate and make a difference to the lives of sexual abuse survivors.
There are some other super simple ways you can give, with minimal effort. With the click of a button, you can support our work. Every penny raised is appreciated just as much.
- Shop online using the Easy Fundraising browser – when you buy items online (from selected retailers) Easy Fundraising will make a small donation to your charity of choice. It costs you nothing. Install the browser, select us as your charity of choice, and Easy Fundraising will automatically send us a donation. When booking big items, such as a holiday, you could end up donating as much as £35 in just one click! Start shopping and fundraising here.
- Become a regular donor – Setting up regular donations are another way to give with ease. Decide how much you’d like to donate each month and set up a direct debit here. Donate today.
Why do we need your ongoing support?
It continues to be a challenging time financially for lots of people and small charities like us.
We can’t thank our fundraisers enough for continuing to support us.
Their efforts mean we can continue to offer our professional therapeutic counselling services for free, to anyone aged 11 years or older who is living in Norfolk.
We exist to help people heal after experiencing sexual abuse or sexual violence, no matter whether that trauma happened recently or decades ago. When people feel ready to talk, we are here. The money raised means this can continue.
Thank you again to our summer 2023 fundraising stars! We appreciate you all.