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Ben Lawrenson

I'm asking for donations for my 10th Birthday

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My story

[p][b][u]Bea’s 10th Birthday Boost[/u][/b][/p][p]“I’ve decided to ask people to give donations to Boost Charitable Trust instead of birthday presents because I already have lots of things and I don’t really need anymore and other people do.[/p][p]I’d like to help other people have a better life and be happy.[/p][p]I really enjoy my sports that I do and I’d like other people to enjoy it as well.[/p][p]Thank you, Bea.”[/p][p]The Charity Bea has chosen, for donations to be made to instead of receiving presents for her 10th birthday, is Boost Charitable Trust Sporting Legacy. This sporting legacy was set up in memory of Bea's friends Elodie and Ashton's daddy, Sam, who sadly died of cancer aged 39.[/p][p][url=http://www.boostct.org/page5.htm][u]Boost Charitable Trust[/u][/url] - with the support of Sam’s wife and family - has launched a Sporting Legacy in Sam Sananes’s name. The Legacy will help aid sports activities for the disadvantaged and disabled. Over time, we hope to build a portfolio of awards across a range of fields that were relevant to Sam, to inspire and help people to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.[/p][p]Sam was passionate about sports his whole life. Not only did he walk from 11 months old, but he dribbled a football the next day. Sam played badminton for Leicestershire County. He was also a club representative at Leicestershire Tennis for the Junior Mixed Doubles team.[/p][p]Sam represented Stoneygate School and Loughborough Grammar across a wide variety of sporting disciplines including rugby, cricket, tennis and football. He went on to become Rugby Club Captain whilst at Sheffield University. He was an avid fan of both the Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.[/p][p]Following his university days, Sam travelled the world attending major sporting events for Gullivers Sports Travel as a Tour Manager, before deciding on a career in property. He was awarded “Young Property Personality of the Year” in 2012 by Property Week magazine. His UBS-CLOVA fund also went on to become the strongest performing unlisted real estate fund in the UK.[/p][p]Sam ran the New York Marathon and three London Marathons for charity, including one dressed as Big Ben. He was always heavily involved in charity, and was a committee member for the Microscope Ball - a real estate industry event in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. He was then Chairman of the committee for four years and raised over £300,000 for the cause.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Offline Donation [/p][p]17.11.2018 £50 plus Gift Aid [/p][p]Happy birthday Bea, I am so proud of you for supporting this marvellous charity. Love Kanga xxx[/p][p][img][/img][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

24 Nov 2018


Dec 20, 2018


Better late than never!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 29, 2018


Hi Bea, we met once very briefly when your mum cooked a lovely dinner in a house that wasn’t yours! I work with your Dad at Buttermilk and he told me all about the brilliant idea you had for your birthday. You are a very special star. Gareth

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 27, 2018

Amelia Vernon

Bea you gorgeous girl. You should be so proud of yourself lots of love Amelia

Nov 26, 2018

Richard Hh

Well done Bea. Everyone is very proud of what you are doing. Lots of love from us all Richard Faye and Jo xxx


Nov 24, 2018

Uncle Dudley

Bea! Happy Birthday and what a wonderful young lady you are clearly becoming. You are an example to us all!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2018


Bea you are an inspiration. So impressed with your generosity.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2018


Happy Birthday Bea Bop. You are amazing! Huge birthday hugs to youuu xxxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2018


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEA BOP! You are a complete superstar with the kindest heart. Well done on raising such a lot already. I am incredibly proud of you and love you sooooooo much. I can’t believe you are TEN! Woo hoo! xxxxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2018


Happy 10th birthday Bea!!! You are such an inspiration to us all! Hope you have a fab day. Sending all of our love Andy, Fi && Isobella xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2018


Happy Birthday our amazing b-bop! What a star you are! Xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid