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Bodie Hodges Annual Events

We take great pride in putting on high-quality events that can be enjoyed by everyone whether you are part of a corporate organisation or just looking for a fun event to attend with friends or family. All proceeds from our events go towards funding our charitable aims.

2021 Santa Fun Run

Following on from the success of our virtual Santa Fun Run in 2020, for 2021 we have decided to have both an in-person Santa Fun Run event at Leicester Racecourse, and a virtual Santa Fun Run, in any location of your choosing! Either way, we really hope you will take part and get well and truly in the Christmas spirit with us here at the Bodie Hodges Foundation on Sunday 12th December 2021.

Our in-person event will take place at Leicester Racecourse, where doors will open at 9.30 am for registration and Santa Suit collection, with the warm-up at 10.45 am. The 1km inclusive course event will start at 11 am with the 3km event beginning at 11.15 am. Food and drink will be available at the Racecourse, along with a variety of fundraising stalls, including a chocolate tombola! 😊.

Our virtual Santa Fun Run can be completed in any location you choose. You can run, jog, walk, use a wheelchair, or push a buggy – whatever you choose and however you choose to take part, with a recommended distance of either 1k, 3k or 5k. As in 2020, we will stream a warm-up event on our Facebook page for you to take part in before you start. We would love you to join in with us on this day and share lots of photos on social media. However, you can, of course, choose to take part on any day in December that is more convenient for you. For every participant aged 3 years and over, we will post out a Santa Suit to run in and a medal to celebrate your achievement or alternatively, you may collect this.

In support of the Bodie Hodges Foundation, we would like all entrants to please try and raise £20 in sponsorship, to enable us to continue to support those bereaved of a child. A sponsorship form may be found below, or you can set up your own page via our dedicated Santa Fun Run page on Just Giving below:
We have a limited amount of Santa suits available, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

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2021 Ecclesiastical 12 Days of Giving

Please vote for the Bodie Hodges Foundation to help us be in with a chance of winning £1000 from Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving campaign. Each day, 10 winners will be drawn at random, and nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 6 – 21 December 2021. Just follow the link below and scroll down to complete your nomination. Please share this link with your colleagues, friends, and family too!

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Golf Day at the Belfry – 29th July 2022

We are once again, looking forward to hosting the Bodie Hodges Foundation Golf Day at The Belfry on 29th July 2022, where we will have exclusive use of The Brabazon course.

Come and join us for a fantastic day of golf on the only UK course to have hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions, with competition holes and games, followed by great food and entertainment.

Early bird rates are available for teams reserved before 1st December 2021, with standard team entry discounted to £920 (Price after 01/12/21 will be £945) with non-competition hole & team sponsorship packages discounted to £1,145 (Price after 01/12/21 will be £1,195).

A limited number of teams of four are still available, so to book, please contact Kellie Charge, Fundraising & Events Manager at kellie@bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk / 07857 943322

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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 kellie@bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk 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.

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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.

Easy Fundraising

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.

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Fundraising

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.

Benefits

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

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Personal Challenges

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.

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