On this page you will find news of forthcoming fundraising events and snippets about past ones. For lots more, see our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Next Sunday, June 24

Come along to our Family Fun Day next Sunday! It will be at Hebburn Sports Club from 12 until 5. Following the success of last year’s event, this one will be bigger and better, and will of course feature the second Alice Ruggles memorial football competition!

C2C from Whitehaven to Newcastle

Over May bank holiday weekend, ten of Alice’s extended family and friends cycled the Coast-to-Coast in her memory and to raise money for the Trust. The C2C route from Whitehaven to North Shields is over 140 miles long, passing across the Lake District and over the Pennines as well as through the centre of Newcastle where Alice lived. It was a tough challenge—but at least the weather was favourable—except for the 30mph headwind!

The event has already raised well over £3000 for the Trust. You can still sponsor the cyclists, and help them reach their £5000 target, by visiting their MyDonate page.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the girls from Leicester High School for their year of fundraising events for the Trust, resulting in an amazing £5035 donation.

Alice's mum Sue not only completed the 2017 Great North Run in an amazing time—2 hours 30 minutes—but also raised over £10,000 for Women's Aid, a favoured charity of Alice's.

Sue proudly displaying her medal after completing the run

Fun run at the BUCS Nationals

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education sport in the UK.

On February 16-18, over 6000 students descended on Sheffield for this year's BUCS Nationals, featuring championship events in a variety of sports, and we were delighted that the Alice Ruggles Trust was chosen to be the Charity Partner for the annual mascot race.

The picture shows some of the competitors lining (?) up for the first heat. This delightfully crazy event has raised over £650 for the Trust.

Fencing competition

The Alice Ruggles Memorial Open Epee Competition, hosted by the University of Leicester Fencing Club, took place on 16-17 December 2017.

The event, held at the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, attracted 85 entrants from all over the country and several other countries besides, with men's and women's individual competitions on the Saturday and a mixed team competition on the Sunday. Proceeds for the Trust are expected to exceed £3500 — a truly staggering amount. Huge thanks are due to all of the organisers who put in so much hard work to make this event such an overwhelming success.

A fantastic fun day!

The Family Fun Day held at Redheugh Football Club, Gateshead in July 2017 was a tremendous success, despite the weather not being the best.

Lyndsey, David and Clare did a fantastic job organising the event. The total raised for the Trust, including sponsorship, has now exceeded £2775. In the charity football match, Sky Retentions became the first winners of the Alice Ruggles Memorial Trophy.

Picture: Maxine and Nick at the Trust stand, holding the new Alice Ruggles Memorial Trophy to be presented to the victorious football team

A great quiz night!

The 2017 Tur Langton quiz night not only had a great turnout and was enjoyed by all, but also raised more than £1000 for the Trust.

A huge thank you to Paul Johnson for all his work in organising the event.

In October 2017 Becky Rae completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon in Glasgow and raised over £1000 for the Trust.

Fencer's half marathon

In October 2017, Nottingham University and British Fencing coach Paul Sibert ran the Leicester half marathon in full fencing kit, finishing in a remarkable 2 hr 18 min.

Paul, who coached Alice when she was in the East Midlands Cadet Squad, raised £475 for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's National Stalking Helpline appeal in Alice's name (see his fundraising page).

Alice was a keen epeeist and on December 16 the University of Leicester hosted the Alice Ruggles Memorial Fencing competition.

Trish Formoy, a friend and former colleague of Sue's at Leicester High School for Girls, heard that Sue was going to run the 2017 Great North Run half-marathon. She decided that she could not run marathons herself but would also like to raise money for Women's Aid — by playing golf!

In 2017, Alice's cousin Suzy Mather climbed Ben Nevis in memory of "my beautiful cousin", raising £500 in sponsorship for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's National Stalking Helpline Appeal.