I am delighted to say that supporters of TVF and I completed the Prudential 46 mile MyRideLondon on 16th August and have raised much needed funds to help charity to be able to continute to provide grants for vital medical equipment and assistance to those in great need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on TVF's Fundraising with the cancellation of events and the loss of income at a time when families and medical students need the charity most. A big thank you to Tessa, Klaus, Julie, Mark, Doris and Mike for joining me and to all our generous sponsors as we have raised over £2,300!
It is not too late to sponsor - every donation small or large will help The Victoria Foundation to go on transforming lives by providing lightweight wheelchairs, specialist tricycles, accessible transport and grants to medical students. Thank you for any support you can give.
How your donation could help
Details of My Ride London 2020 - 16th August 2020
It's not too late to sponsor Graham or Lorna in the 2.6 challenge to take part in your own virtual challenge - see below!
Graham Ball, TVF Founder and CEO, and Lorna Votier, TVF Development Director, completed a 2.6 hours silence on 26th April and have raised over £1,500. The funds will help TVF provide support for the future generations of NHS doctors by providing Toolkit Grants and Elective Bursaries to medical students facing disadvantage and huge financial pressure during their studies, and due to the impact of COVID-19 TVF has pledged £5,000 support to refurbish a garden of reflection for NHS frontline staff and patients at Kingston Hospital. Graham and Lorna wanted to thank all those who have so generously sponsored them and to say a special thank you to Anissa and David Cantell, Cantell and Co Estate Agents for their very generous donation of £400!
Due to the impact of Covid-19 where organised challenges have been cancelled or postponed we are calling on our fantastic supporters to take up a virtual challenge to raise funds to help ensure that TVF can go on providing vital medical support, equipment and grants to medical students facing extreme hardship during their studies.
Your 'virtual challenge' can be a run, bike, swim, golf or other type of activity you like to do. The challenge is virtual in name only, as to participate you still have to complete the challenge at the selected distance during the event dates you have set.
You decide the location, at a time, place and pace that is convenient for you. You have the freedom and flexibility to fit the event into your schedule. Please ensure you keep to the recommended social distance guidelines.
Some ideas of a Virtual Challenge to set yourself to complete in a week, a month ....
If it is a 25k walk - you can walk your favourite route, track, path, use a treadmill, or do it in your garden! You just set your distance and you walk anywhere at a date and time convenient for you. No need to walk on cold, rainy days, or hot, humid, sun beating days – unless you want to.
Your Virtual Challenge
Please get in touch now if you would like to take up a Virtual Challenge in aid of TVF T: 020 8332 1788 or Email