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Fundraising
Carers FIRST currently receives funding from KCC, Medway Council and from Grants and Trusts. However, raising funds to run events and much needed respite activities for Carers remains challenging. We therefore rely on donations from groups and individuals as well as organised events.

If you would like to make a donation, or would like to get involved or organise a fundraising event, no matter how small or big, we would love to hear from you. You can either use the “contact us” facility on this website, email fundraising@carersfirst.org.uk or call us on 0300 303 1555

You can also donate via our Virgin Money Giving site by clicking HERE.

Below are some of the fundraising events we have run recently:
 
Tonbridge 1/2 marathon – Sunday 28th September 2014
 
Thank You Team Carer! Carers First had a team of 4 runners competing who used the opportunity to raise funds for the charity. Between them they raised an incredible £1540.00 which is an outstanding effort!
 
Can I take this opportunity to thank Arran, Liam, Annette and Shelley for their fantastic efforts on an unseasonably hot day. I know you will all join me in sending your thanks to the runners as well.
Thank you all
Pete Turner, CEO
 
 Our Team:
Shelley Creasey – a Carers Support & Assessment       Co-ordinator who works for Carers FIRST.
 
Aaran Claringbold, a Young Adult Carer Volunteer
 
Liam Brown running his first ½ Marathon
 
& Annette Feakes who runs for Hailsham Harriers.
 
They all did incredibly well in gruelling heat. Read more in our South West Kent Newsletter.
 
We are entering a team in this year’s event which takes place on Sunday 4th October. If you, or someone you know would be interested in taking part and raising money for Carers FIRST, please contact Beth Love on 0300 303 1555.
 
Click HERE for more information about the event.
   
 
Music Quiz – Friday 3rd October
 
This was an 8 round music quiz for teams of  4-6 which included supper. The evening was organised by Carers FIRST staff and volunteers and certainly tested people's knowledge of music from all eras!
 
It was great fun and well supported, with over 80 people attending. There was a spot prize for best team name, as well as prizes for the eventual winners.

We raised in excess of £550 which will go directly to supporting activities for Carers across all localities.
 
Carers FIRST would like to thank the Tonbridge Angels FC for gifting us the venue for the evening and providing a number of teams!
 
The following kindly donated some fantastic raffle prizes, which significantly boosted the amount raised:
 
Leeds Castle
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls
Tonbridge Swimming Pool
Tonbridge Angels
Peak Fitness
Carers FIRST Staff
Friends of Carers FIRST
 
We are planning a pub-style quiz in March. If you would like to be sent details about this please contact Amy or call 0300 303 1555
 
Thank you to Asda in Strood
 
Earlier last year, one of our proactive carers, Annette, nominated Carers First for the local chosen charity in their community. 

Staff and customers alike supported Carers First and in September we were awarded £200!

We are over the moon to have won Asda’s Chosen Charity.

If you would like to nominte us in your local supermarket to be their chosen charity of the month, and need some support to do this, please contact Beth Love on 0300 303 1555.
 
   
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