Barnes RFC-The Big Lift-1 million Kgs 2 May

Adam Libbey
Jack Garrett
greg watson
Ashley Brandon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]WE DID IT!!! AMAZING DAY AND RAISED OVER 7.3 MILLION KGS AROUND THE WORLD. CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PICS AND VIDS OF THE DAY. DONATIONS STILL WELCOME[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]SATURDAY 2nd May 2020 - 1 million kg in a day - Ground to overhead [/b][/p][p]Barnes RFC has set a challenge to lift 1 million kilograms from ground level to above head height in one day, on Saturday 2 May 2020.[/p][p]The challenge will be undertaken by Barnes RFC players from all squads and age groups, through to club staff and volunteers, and extending out to the community and friends of Barnes RFC. We will be raising money for NHS charities and honouring a great club man, Garry Garrett, who tragically passed away due to Coronavirus.[/p][p]This video explains all [/p][p][url=][/url][/p][p][b]How to participate:[/b][/p][p]A weight can be anything – a barbell, bottle of water, bag of rice, a tin of beans - pretty much anything that you can accurately measure the weight of and safely lift from the ground to above head height repeatedly.[/p][p]The challenge will start at 9am and run throughout the day until we hit our target - you can lift as much as you want whenever you want once the challenge has started - but be sure to keep track of the amount you're lifting, perhaps film yourself getting in the reps![/p][p]We'll be using our social media to run events during the day, including a club-wide session led by Joe Gray, the Barnes 1st Team Coach and Harlequins RFC player at 10am on Saturday morning. You will be able to follow that activity through Instagram Live on the barnesrugbyclub Instagram page.[/p][p]To help keep tally of the weight being lifted, we've created teams with team leaders who will gather everyone's totals in 2hr increments throughout the day. Please see the list below to work out who your team leader will be:[/p][p][b]BRFC Minis[/b] – Peter Thomas[/p][p][b]BRFC Juniors[/b] – Chris Williams[/p][p][b]BRFC Colts[/b] – Jason Betteley[/p][p][b]Harrodian Veterans[/b] – Rich Mayson[/p][p][b]Men’s Senior Squad[/b] – Johan Van Der Poel[/p][p][b]Women’s Senior Squad[/b] – Ashley Brandon[/p][p][b]Mayfair Occasionals[/b] – Jonny Cole[/p][p][b]BRFC Medical Team[/b] – Emma Witcombe[/p][p][b]Social Committee & Friends of the Club [/b]– Jason Bacon[/p][p][b]BRFC Bar & Clubhouse Crew[/b] – Zoe Rand[/p][p][b]BRFC Alicadoos [/b]– Gus Graham[/p][p][b]Aussie Contingent [/b]– Neil Hay[/p][p][b]Saffa Contingent[/b] – Michael Rhino Whitfield[/p][p]For those not connected to one of the above groups and and wish to join please donate and then email [b][/b] and give us or name, details and update us on your running total every few hours. If we can have at very least total at 12 noon and 3pm please. And don't forget to tag us on social media. [/p][p]Help us promote this good cause[/p][p]This week we'll be promoting the challenge and encouraging anyone interested to take part. Please help us to spread the word around by sharing the link to our fund raising page, and using the following hashtags on your social media:[/p][p]#[b]BarnesRFCBigLift[/b][/p][p][b]#stayhomestaystrong[/b][/p][p][b]#nhs[/b][/p][p][b]#oneclub[/b][/p][p][b]#playintheoriginalspirit[/b][/p][p]We would also love it if you could tag Barnes Rugby, Barnes Women and Barnes Youth Rugby in all Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

02 May 2021


Jun 16, 2020

Laura Dunford-Wilson

Amazing effort by all for a fantastic cause!


Jun 4, 2020

Mark and Reggie Dooley


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 3, 2020

Ash Barlow (MAMIL)


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020

Stephen Vickers


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 23, 2020


Great effort, well done!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Cousin Care and the Mini Moores xxx

Super proud Adam and gang!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020


Great work chaps!


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Paul Londra

Great Way of honouring your father Jack. I'm sure he would be very proud. You and Barnes RFC have raised a terrific amount. All the best.

May 22, 2020

Graeme Sanders

What a great cause and a tremendous effrontery from all involved. I’m very sorry for the delay in donating and I’m glad the page is still open! Thank you Luke Pendlebury for spreading the word 👍


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 21, 2020



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Adam Libbey

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Jack Garrett

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greg watson

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Ashley Brandon

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