It has been five years since Jeremy Connor lost his mum to cancer. As in previous years, he is running the Brighton and London Marathons in her memory, raising money for the local Marlets Hospice in which she passed away.
Alice Best (Wi. 2010-12) is running the London Marathon for Crohn’s and Colitis UK following her father’s (Ian Best, Sc. 72-77) diagnosis in 2016.
We are all very proud here at BC to hear that Alenka Abraham (Fe. 2000-03) was successful in reaching the top of the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 5895 metres, in efforts to raise funds for three causes very close to her heart.
‘What if all guns blew bubbles’ I said to myself as I fired my bubble gun into the sky one sunny May afternoon in 2016. As I gasped at the simplistic beauty of the idea, I knew that there was something special in there, a possibility. I made a promise that I would bring this possibility powerfully into the world.
This summer Louis Rivet will be volunteering with Engineers Without Borders to construct and renovate Micro Hydro Power systems in the Philippines, to provide electricity to rural communities. Without this electricity, local school children have insufficient lighting to study after dark, and community health clinics are less able to cope with patient demand.
Last year, Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma (Se. 2012-16) Appleby returned to the College to talk to then U6th in chapel about the importance of well-being.
Our Deputy Headmaster, Steve Marshall-Taylor, and Housemaster of Ryle, Graham Kennedy are swimming the English Channel for MNDA.
Jack Faulkner (son of Jill Ward (Fe. 1978-80)) and friend Ted Welman have finally reached land after 56 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes after casting off in Gearldton, Australia. The pair completed this incredible rowing journey in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Tony follows up on his hugely successful bestseller "Round Ireland With a Fridge" with his new adventure "Once More Unto The Fridge".
My name is Josh Stirling, I attended Brighton College for five years, leaving in 2015. I am currently at the University of Kent, and am about to embark in a charity event called Jailbreak.
I am a trustee of a charity called Grassroots Suicide Prevention and I would be grateful if you could spare a minute of your time to help save a life.
Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14), who many of you will remember came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition in 2013, is running this year's London Marathon for the charity Blind Children UK.
Now an officer in the 3rd Batallion, The Parachute Regiment, Jack is going to attempt the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, an extreme 24 hour canoe marathon over 125 miles. The race runs from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster Bridge in London, and is regarded as one of the hardest endurance events in the country.
Over the past 6 months Theo has been travelling, via local buses, from Cape Town to Addis Ababa gaining a better understanding of international development efforts in particular regions. This has led to his involvement with Balloon Ventures: a new social enterprise project aimed at creating sustainable economic development through bringing business skills taught in the U.K to British citizens, to Kenyan or Ugandan entrepreneurs in their country.
Following the truly awful tragedy that unfolded during the Shoreham Air Show that took the lives of so many - including young footballer Jacob Schilt as he travelled to play for Worthing United - the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund is organising a sponsored walk from the crash site to the Worthing ground, thus covering the journey that Jacob didn't finish.
Ollie Phillips, Old Brightonian, rugby player and adventurer has been challenged to form a team to take on the arduous Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition in November 2015 and trek 150km unsupported across the Namib desert to the Skeleton Coast, in support of The Endure Foundation.
Old Brightonian James Bianco has secured a place in the Brighton Marathon 2016 and will be running for Encompass – The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust. The charity was set up by the Braden Family in memory of their son Daniel (Ry. 1987-92), who was killed in the 2002 Bali terrorist bombings.
Every year we are delighted to note the ever-increasing numbers of current and past pupils of Brighton College who defy common sense & doctors' orders to pound the streets of our great City to the benefit and greater good of others. This year is no exception & we proudly list here those that have come to our attention so far... if you are planning on joining these brave souls please do let us know as soon as you can!
This April I will be running my first ever marathon. I am not a runner, so this is particularly a big undertaking for me, but I am doing it to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the UK; around 55,000 people are diagnosed each year - that's one person every 10 minutes.
I am now participating in the "Deloitte Micro Tyco Charity Challenge 2015". My team and I are representing University of Bristol and we need to raise as much money as we can; we are only given 1 pound as the startup capital. My team is raising money for a charity named Wildheart, which aims to promote the development of micro-finance.
"I now am 85 and will be (partially) retiring, as indicated below May 11th, at the end of the year as promised. The partially bit in brackets means that (unless requested) I will not be attending any large venues with my bucket.
The upcoming week marks this years annual Charity Week where students across the nation raise money in aid for orphans and children in need all around the world. This year Brighton College has organised a raffle and you can get your tickets for only £5 and be in with a chance of winning a week in a 3 bed pool villa at Karma Kandara in Bali, a week skiing at the Alpen club in Bavaria and other amazing prizes.
This weekend I will be taking part in a couple of runs as part of the Sussex Living Marathon - this means I am doing a 10mile run on Saturday followed by a 10km run on Monday (I thought about doing the 10mile run on Sunday as well but am not quite ready for that - next year!). Then, assuming all goes ok this weekend, in October I'm taking part in The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2014.
Dear Friends, starting this Wednesday April 23rd I will be living on $1.50 per day for 5 days in a row, to raise awareness of the 1.2 billion people in the world who live in poverty every day of their lives.
ITS OVER! It started at 6am this morning, and by 10.45am it was all over! Stamina wise I was fine, but a few old rugby injuries started to make themselves known after about 3 miles.
The 2014 Brighton Half Marathon - please support Brighton College admin team member Nicola Goldsmith
Good luck to all BC parents, pupils, staff and of course Old Brightonians running in the Brighton Half this weekend.
I've done it! I've cycled from coast to coast with a small pig and rasied a lot of money for the Tony Hawks Centre, Moldova - thanks to your generosity!
Justin Marsham (S. 1979-83) undertook the longest ski race in the world for The Neuroblastoma Society
I completed the White Ring Ski Race (Der Weibe Ring) last Saturday in a respectable time of 1:08 minutes (official 1.18) without injuring myself or any one else. The pain in my legs has finally passed but the memories of the day will last a lifetime! Thanks to your generosity we have so far managed to raise an incredible £6,200 towards the Neuroblastoma Children's cancer charity.
Luke Appleton (BCJS. 2005-08) completes the gruelling Tough Guy endurance event in support of the Bremer family
I travelled up to Tough Guy in Wolverhampton on Saturday 26th January with Jess and Mum, and two of my school mates, Yiannos and Conrad who were also doing the run. Dad (Joey Appleton (D. 1979-84)) bottled out as he was still in plaster recovering from ankle ligament surgery. Some excuse! We woke up on the Sunday morning to be greeted by the great British winter weather, high winds and pouring rain. Just what we wanted! Our bravado from the previous weeks now turned to apprehension as the race time grew ever nearer.
The boys of Ryle House are aiming to raise awareness and funds for the charity Crisis, which helps the homeless.
I'm raising money to spend just over two weeks out in Kenya / Tanzania to teach English, Maths and to build shelter/accomodation for those who tragically had their homes taken away from them and are currently 'living' in Shanty towns.
Many thanks to OB John Spence (L. 1975-80) for donating the top two prizes for the pupils fundraising efforts. Three of our terrific Upper Sixth boys (Osaid Ather, Junaid Mahomed and Varadh Kalidasan) are promoting various fundraising events this week. Alongside events held in universities and colleges across the country the boys hope to raise as much as possible for orphans and other children who find themselves in need, often in war-torn parts of the world.
Prior to attending the Heads of School Dinner on Saturday 14th September, David Gold (S. 1986-91) will be spending the night at Battersea Dogs Home... PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP BATTERSEA DOGS HOME.
UPDATE: I am very sorry to report that despite the very best efforts by the clinical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital our darling daughter lost her fight with cancer on 5th July 2013 - just 2 days after her 2nd birthday. My wife, Miriam, and I would like to thank Old Brightonians everywhere for the extraordinary support shown to us over the last 6 months.
I set out from the overcast start line at Preston Park with Ned Lloyd (H. U6) and William Ramsay (R. U6) just after nine. We all settled into a steady pace, and the first thirteen miles through central Brighton, out to Rottingdean and then back to the Pier flew by. Fatigue started to set in as we ventured out into Hove, and the sunshine that we had previously longed for now wasn't quite so welcome.
Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06), former Brighton College pupil and first class honours graduate is entering his second year as a tournament professional. Having only been playing the game since Oct 2010 his progress to date has been impressive, competing upon The UK's developmental tours and in Asia. In 2012 Tom recorded six top 25 finishes, three of which were top 5 positions.
In 2011 my 21 year old son Ian was diagnosed with minimal change kidney disease, which resulted in his kidneys not processing fluid correctly and resulting in him swelling from 13 stone to 18 stone as a direct result of fluid retention. He underwent a year of chemotherapy and steroid treatment and is now thankfully in remission.
Old Brightonians Guy Bidwell (R. 1987-92) and Josh Brett, (R. 1987-92) will cycle from Brighton to Lands End in memory of their school friend Daniel Braden (R. 1987-92), who was killed in the 2002 terrorist attacks on Bali, Indonesia. Their trip will mark ten years since the bombings, which killed 202 people. Having grown up in Brigton, Bidwell is now a GP at Oak Medical Centre and The Haven and will be joined on the trip by Josh. The pair will be raising money for The Encompass Trust, a charity set up by the Braden family after the death of Daniel. Encompass brings people together from across the world to challenge stereotypes and increase cross-cultural understanding.
4 years ago we founded a Christian-based local charity called Kidz Klub Brighton & Hove. Our main work is to run activities for children and young people across the city in partnership with local churches. Every week we run 3 Kidz Klubs and 2 youth groups. The average total weekly attendance is 200.
Hello! My name is Georgia and I was a member of Fenwick from 2007-2009. After leaving Brighton College I went to read Physics at Magdalen College, Oxford, where I've just finished my finals - I'm now anxiously awaiting the results!