Inspiring fundraising stories

Hannah Kern has decided to cycle from Hanoi in Vietnam back to the UK to raise awareness of environmental and social issues in other countries. Hannah's 17,500km bike ride will take 2 years and she's doing the whole trip on a vegan diet. Hannah was inspired to choose Friends of the Earth when she saw the volumes of electric bicycles in Hanoi. She says, "The problems humanity is facing are real. I can see the destruction everywhere that I go and it is heartbreaking. People can choose to bury their head in the sand or they can sit up and take responsibility."

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Edith, 10, and her sister Beatrice, 8, organised a plant sale to raise money for Friends of the Earth. They made flyers for the event, grew plants from seeds and baked cakes and cookies for sale. The girls' mum Laura says, "They worked so hard and it was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the morning." Edith and Beatrice raised a brilliant £260.

Elena Wilson ran the Edinburgh Marathon and raised a brilliant £743.42 through sponsorship, bake sales, Christmas cards and a pub quiz. Despite the wind and rain on race day, Elena kept going and completed the course. "It’s encouraging to see such positive steps being taken to minimise plastic waste by Friends of the Earth" says Elena. "I was especially pleased that the Edinburgh Marathon is the world's only zero waste race."

Raise money for Friends of the Earth

James Clark and three colleagues from Arm computing took part in the 10k Two Castles Run between Warwick and Kenilworth Castles. The race is an English Athletics accredited event which takes place every June. James completed the run in 50 minutes and 10 seconds and the team raised £815.96 for Friends of the Earth. He says, "I chose Friends of the Earth because I personally think that environmental issues are the most important ones that we face today."