Ramsgate FC Family
Surviving The Streets, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Cambridge City Foodbank, The Daisy Programme and Soham Town Rangers Foodbank were all benefactors of £50 donations from The Great Rams Run on the first two days!
With 225 needed as we left Ramsgate and headed up to Dereham down to Cambridge then back up to Soham a huge effort was needed and that was exactly what we got!
Vice Chairman Elliot Austin set the early pace, smashing out a 6am run! Oscar Rothwell and mum managed 1.89 miles, Oscar Lee also mum assisted managed a kilometre too!
Pheobe Wells from our Under 12 Stars team did a mile. Women’s coach Paul Hill smashed out an effort on his treadmill and Wayne, dad of Tommy, did 26,345 steps!
Our total was 250.08. Sending us ahead of schedule by 25 miles!
The first charity we reached was The Daisy Programme. A cause that supports women who have been, or are living, with domestic abuse. They are an abuse outreach service for men and women living in Breckland, Norfolk. Their aim is to help men, women and children and ensure everyone can live in a safe environment without fear.
Soham Town Rangers and Cambridge City both nominated foodbanks, which are doing a fantastic job in these current times of hardship.
Hastings United nominated Surviving The Streets. Founded in 2017 by brothers James and Peter Robinson, STS provide hot meals, warm clothing, sleeping bags and long help to get people off the streets and a roof above their head. They have a strong band of volunteers and we encourage anyone in the East Sussex area with free time to get in touch!
The final stop on Day Two will be St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Based in Bosham, The hospice provides high quality specialist palliative and end of life care in the community.
The hospice has a special place in the hearts of Ramsgate fans. Local resident and supporter Neil Knowles’ stepson Andrew spent the final days of his life at the hospice and spoke of his many fond memories he has of them looking after Andrew.
Neil and Chichester City FC have both kindly matched our donation, taking the total raised for St Wilfrid’s to £150.
We thank them both tremendously for their support
Daisy Programme https://www.facebook.com/daisyprogramme.org.uk/
Surviving The Streets https://survivingthestreets.uk/about-us
St Wilfrids Hospice https://stwh.co.uk
Rams FC Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ramsgate-fc?utm_term=vz6565xAB