Bodie Hodges Annual Events
London Marathon 2022
We have just 5 guaranteed places available to join Team Bodie in 2022 at the TCS London Marathon.
Once again, thousands of runners from across the world will be taking part in the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 2022, and we would love to make 2022 the year we have the biggest Team Bodie taking part yet! We ask anyone interested in running for us to please enter the main ballot initially, just in case you are lucky enough to secure a place! Please also contact our Fundraising & Events Manager, Kellie Charge, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in running for the Bodie Hodges Foundation, using one of our ballot places. You will then be emailed a short form to complete. We ask that any runner who is given a ballot place pledges to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2,500 to enable us to continue to support families bereaved of a child (if you are lucky enough to secure your own place, there is no minimum fundraising pledge target).
We offer all members of Team Bodie fantastic fundraising support, giving you tips and inspiration on how to raise funds, as well as support through our social media channels. We will also provide you with a Bodie Hodges Foundation/Team Bodie running vest or t-shirt.
Annual Sports Dinner with John Barnes
We are delighted to announce that we have just secured John Barnes for our 8th Annual Sports Dinner at Leicester Tigers on Thursday 30th September 2021. We look forward on the night to listening to many stories from his Watford and Liverpool days, the highs and lows of playing for England under Bobby Robson in Mexico and Italy, his sensational goal against Brazil at the Maracanã and also the key role he has played throughout his career in campaigning to kick racism out of football. He will be supported once again by the exceptionally talented magician Jamie Raven.
Bodie Hodges Annual Sports Dinner
In previous years we have seen sporting legends such as Frank Bruno, Martin Johnson, Jimmy Bullard, and Phil Tufnell come along and entertain us with insightful and often amusing stories about their life in sport. Held at Leicester Tigers, we are able to offer a high-quality evening in a relaxed atmosphere with a 3-course meal, auction, table games and some excellent support acts.
Santa Fun Run
Launched for the first time in 2019, in the grounds of Leicester racecourse, over 300 people of all ages and abilities dressed up in their santa suits and took on either the 1km Inclusive Fun Run or the more challenging 3km route around the course. This is a fantastic family event that gets everyone in the mood for the Christmas festivities
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly food shop to Christmas gifts – you could be raising free donations for the Bodie Hodges Foundation with Easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Waitrose & Partners, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds!
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bodiehodges and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easy fundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to the Bodie Hodges Foundation at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges, and the Bodie Hodges Foundation will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
We believe that the support of individuals and community groups is fundamental to the success of the Bodie Hodges Foundation. Every year people take on new and exciting challenges that raise an incredible amount of money to help us provide vital services and helps them achieve personal goals.
Anybody fundraising for us is welcomed into the Team Bodie community where they receive many benefits including
Event Support and Advice
Training Advice and Guidance
Fitness & Coaching Sessions
Branded Sports Kit
Early Access to Guaranteed Places for National Events
Personal Money Giving Page
We love to see the fantastic ideas and challenges that people come to us with. In the past year, people have taken on The Three Peaks Challenge, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, A Pylon Climb, The Disney Challenge, Triathlons as well as Bake Sales, Tuck Shops and Fashion Shows to name but a few. If you are interested in talking to us about a personal challenge then please get in touch.
If you have already decided on your challenge for this year then please visit Virgin Money Giving and set up a fundraising page. Let us know when you are running your event and we will give you a shout out on Social Media. Our work is only possible through fundraising and donations and we would love you to join Team Bodie.