Olliesaurus, the fundraising dinosaur, made his mark around the village of East Malling this year. To raise sponsorship 11-year old Ollie Rutt walked 10 miles in 30 days dressed in an inflatable dinosaur costume. Every Thursday Ollie wore his dinosaur costume to make a roar of noise as part of ‘Clap for Carers.’ Ollie raised an impressive roar-some £1,015.
Squadron Sergeant Major Eka Rai, based at Invicta Park Barracks in Maidstone, raised an incredible £3,808 by completing a 24 hour non-stop static bike ride in his living room. Eka, who served on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan, wanted to help our staff as they serve on the medical frontline during the pandemic. Eka said: “It has been an unforgettable experience, considering I am only a Sunday mountain biker who rides for fun. I am so pleased and privileged to have been able to play a part in supporting my local acute trust.”
In April Invicta Cricket Coaching united cricket clubs across Kent with a mass head shave which has raised over £6,000 to date. Members of various cricket clubs gathered together live on social media for the shave and shared their post-shave pictures. The loss of hair was certainly made up for in donations!
Caroline May's fundraiser in support of Tunbridge Wells Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has raised more than £19,000 thanks to her ‘reverse 999’ campaign where donors are encouraged to donate £9.99. Caroline’s young son, Arthur, has been an inpatient on Hedgehog ward several times and the team at Tunbridge Wells Hospital saved his life in December 2019. Messages of support have flowed in via Caroline’s fundraising page including: “The NHS angels at Pembury saved our daughter’s life from viral myocarditis” “Wishing all the best to the Pembury ICU team and all NHS workers. You are doing a terrific job”