An Annual Affair
JailBreak Events LTD
Last year, 5 friends from the small town of Crowborough set out to raise as much money for two charities close to our hearts. In April of 2018, we announced our first event just 1 month before its start date with no idea of how things would turn out. With the help of many friends, family and even strangers we managed to raise £1500 for our two charities of Taylor Made Dreams and EP Africa and our teams managed to reach Berlin, Germany and Agadir, Morocco in just 48 hours. We enjoyed the first event so much and knew we had to continue for years to come. That’s why in 2019, JailBreak Events Ltd was set up to allow our cause to grow and impact as many people as possible, along with getting as many people involved along the way too.
May 2019 JailBreak Charities
For our 2019 May JailBreak, we chose 3 charities to raise money for with each one being very close to our hearts.
In June of 2019, Glenn Smeeth travelled to the Fiji islands to volunteer as a teacher and sports coach in rural communities teaching English and Maths to children. Think Pacific facilitates the sustainable growth of education standards throughout Fiji leaving a sustainable plan behind.
Taylor Made Dreams enables children with life limiting illnesses to achieve their dreams; they also source and financially support holistic therapy and counselling for the families on their difficult journey.
In essence TMD help children with a life-limiting illness to write a ‘bucket list’ of things they would like to do, places they might like to go, people they might like to meet and things they may like to own.
Beacon in the Gambia
In December this year, Beacon Academy Sixth Form students and staff are again travelling out to the Gambia for their annual visit. Over the years, thousands of students have visited The Gambia, taking the money they have fund-raised with them to support a range of projects in the Gambia. This is a huge community effort on the part of the students with over £50,000 raised in aid in the last two years alone.