Events archive — 2017
On this page you will find snippets about fundraising events in 2017 from our archive. For current events see the main Events page.
A Great North Run!
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
A fitting tribute
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.
Family fun day in Gateshead
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
Quiz night in Tur Langton
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
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.
Alice was a keen epeeist and on December 16 the University of Leicester hosted the Alice Ruggles Memorial Fencing competition.
Trish's golf marathon
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!