Charities

Mind
Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.
Hospice In The Weald
Hospice in the Weald provides compassionate, individualised, holistic and supportive care for all patients with terminal illnesses, their families and carers.
Myeloma UK
Registered as a charity in 1997, Myeloma UK is the leading UK cancer organisation dealing specifically with myeloma and its related disorders. Our broad and innovative range of services cover every aspect of myeloma, from information and support to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education, campaigning and raising awareness. Our strategy is to take an integrated approach to systematically address the barriers and challenges that are slowing down myeloma research and the development of, and access to, new treatments, optimal care, information and support.
The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre
Most people are affected by cancer during their lives and many find this a traumatic and lonely experience. We aim to help and support anyone going through the emotional upset of cancer, from diagnosis onwards, be they patients, their partners, children, friends, or carers. We offer a safe, relaxing, friendly environment where mutual support and information can be found, without the pressure of appointments or time restraints. We offer a wide range of complementary therapies, such as reflexology, reiki, healing and massage; also nutritional advice, yoga and counselling. All are available free of charge.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s mission is to get lives on track using world class athletes to engage, enable and empower disadvantaged young people. At a time where there are more than one million 16-25 year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK, our work is now more important than ever. Through a range of personal development programmes run across the country, every one of our young people receives mentoring and support from a world-class athlete.
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Kelly's Heroes fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
KELLY HOLMES

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/KellysHeros

For many years I have supported charities financially and by investing a huge amount of time to be a Patron, Ambassador, Founder and President.

This year I set myself a massive goal of raising £250,000 for five charities that I am passionate about and in the process have been doing a lot of events including the Virgin London Marathon, the new Ride London–Surrey 46, running hubs and handbag and glad rag sales at my cafe in Hildenborough Cafe 1809.

Let’s be clear, I AM NOT a long distance runner. I had pretty much given up running before deciding to do the London Marathon on January 4th this year. I had only done one half marathon before which I wasn't best prepared for with no training, breakfast or warm up and I found I got soooo bored running a long way.

If I am honest on the build-up during the four month period my legs only just held up. I had loads of days off and was worried (like everyone) that I hadn't done enough!

But I did it!  I was really shocked at my performance to be honest. I had put a time in my head of 3 hours 30mins and on the day ran 3 hours 11mins. I do not know how I did it other than I went into "the zone". It ended up being an amazing experience and it was great to run with so many others doing it for great causes.

Ride London-Surrey was fascinating.  It was the first pure cycling event that I have done and I loved it, 46 miles in 2 hours 11 mins and now I have the bug. So I have been setting myself new challenges and doing events to bring more money in. My next big physical challenge is going to be in March 2017 when I ride with a group of semi pro girls in South Africa in the Tour of Good Hope.  I have said it so I will do it!

However the biggest challenge is still out there because I need to reach my target of £250,000! I have been doing lots of events and there have been some really generous people helping me to reach the goal.

Any help would be truly appreciated.  Below are my five charities and I hope you will see they are very worthwhile causes.

Whatever you can give is more than I have right now, and will be brilliant so thank you Xxx

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

This is my own charity of which I have step up from Chair to President of. I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential. Through the trust we are helping young people make long term attitudinal life changes. It is incredible to see someone who feels they have nothing to live for, make amazing personal transformations.  Elite sports people have the skills and tools to become amazing mentors and through mentoring are the reason why my charity is so unique.

www.damekellyholmestrust 

Hospice in the Weald

My coach Dave Arnold who coached me for a total of 15 years passed away 2 years to the day I won my 1500m Gold medal. August 28th. I will never forget what he did to guide me as a 12 year old and how he then became a mentor in the latter years. He will never be forgotten in my heart and I have been a patron for the Hospice for many years.

The following three charities are ones that I feel very passionate about even though I am not an ambassador. There are certain times in life where situations stare you in the face and you can either crumble or be inspired and in awe of people and the cause.

Myeloma UK

My mother has been going through treatment for myeloma, and I am sad to say that she has relapsed. After only 9 months it has come back and this time with numerous other complications like shingles, type 1 diabetes occurring and a fever she is not doing too well. Myeloma is an incurable cancer and it’s hard to treat because every case is unique. The money that goes to Myeloma UK will support research to make sure people like my mum get the treatment that’s right for them

Pickering Cancer Centre


I met a lady called Polly on News Years Eve 2015 and was captivated by her passion for her charity. She told me that when I was winning my second Gold medal she was told she had survived cancer for the 2ndtime and that was like her Gold! I was hooked and after visiting the cancer centre which is run entirely by volunteers, I knew I wanted to help.

Mind UK

 Having suffered from depression and self harming myself, my choice to support them is a very personal one.  Seeing that more and more people, including children are going through personal turmoil it is important that I can help highlight and give awareness to the issues that are so often silenced.

I am pleased to say that two other guys Jeff Beedie and Mark Sterratt have agreed to run the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of my charities. It’s great to get that added support for fundraising.

Sponsor them here - www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/KellysHeroes1

Thank you to my offline donors -

Cyril Hildenborough, £20

Olive Tonbridge, £5

Ben Jacobs Doha, £10

St Georges £1500

Eric Hadley £10

John Benoy £100

Southborough and District Lions Club - £500

Hospice in the Weald 10K - £81,000

Escape Kent - £500

Recent donors

30.11.16 Purchases at the AXA clothing sale

25.11.16 You are a true inspiration Kelly and we thank you for all your support and trust in Nuffield Health. Good luck in all your challenges!

25.11.16 Keep the good work up ;)

25.11.16 Engagement on 19th October

08.11.16 From @eslinf

26.10.16 Dame Kelly, you are an inspiration to so many. Thank you for such a wonderful day at Run Reigate recently. You're so kind generous with your time - love and thanks from all the Run Reigate team and about 4500 exhilarated runners old and young! xxx

14.10.16 Parfitt Cresswell

04.10.16 Handbag and Gladrag Sale at Cafe 1809

03.10.16 Ok so keep up the good work Kelly, see I haven't forgotten my promise to donate when I can.

29.09.16 Proud to be part of Kelly's Heroes at Run Reigate and hopefully again some time in future x

27.09.16 Handbags & Gladrags

26.09.16 Thanks for my lovely Handbag etc i got from the Handbags and gladrags sale ! hope you sold loads and made loads of money for your chosen charities!! well done as always

12.09.16 Cafe 1809 donations

10.09.16 Hi Kelly Really great to catch up with you today to celebrate Gary's birthday at the wonderful cafe 1809. Thanks for your time. Mike

25.08.16 Stay strong and keep up the excellent charity work

23.08.16 Cafe 1809 donations

23.08.16 Cafe 1809 Raffle

19.08.16 Keep smiling it gives me a lift when I'm not feeling so good, and you're very funny xx

18.08.16

05.08.16 Donation from a lady at the Ride London Expo

05.08.16 Cafe 1809 donations

04.08.16 Said I would donate this week my word is my bond

03.08.16 A little bit more to help in your fundraising from us both who appreciate the support you give to our and other local events we are involved with. You are a terrific lady.

02.08.16 Done not Son Kelly! Haha Worth another donation for the spelling mistake!

02.08.16 Well son Kelly! A brilliant time! You are an inspiration to everyone! You have shown that dreams are possible! A brilliant charity! Hope you reach your target!

£167,932.23

Running total

Target:
£250,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£173,482.93
Total donors:
765
Last donor:
Andrea Medd
30.11.16  
Offline fundraising:
£85,945.00
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