Bodies Virtual Balloon Race
Join us for our first ever Bodie’s Virtual Balloon Race!
A virtual balloon race is a 100% eco-friendly simulation, where everything about the race is real, except the balloon! This means that no birds or animals are harmed during the race and no latex or plastic waste is left in the environment afterwards.
To enter simply:
• Buy a virtual balloon – Virtual balloons cost just £3! You can buy as many as you like and the more you buy, the more you increase your chance of winning! To buy your balloons follow our unique URL link ecoracing.co/user/page/818
• Customise it – Make your balloon as unique as you are! You can customise your virtual balloons shape, size, and composition to increase your chance of winning. Ecoracing, use real-life weather tracking, so make sure your virtual balloon is built to stand all weathers!
• Track it – Live! During the 7-day race period. The race starts on 1st December when the balloons will be “launched” from the luxury department store Harrods, London.
The winning virtual balloon is the one which has flown the furthest from the launch point.
(Prizes are shared across the race platform with other organisations and charities taking part)
• First Prize – £500
• Second Prize – Apple iPad
• 10 runner up prizes – £10 book tokens
Go to the Ecoracing website using our unique URL to buy your balloons: https://ecoracing.co/user/page/818
Bodie’s Virtual Santa Fun Run 2020
Our Virtual Santa Fun Run, your way!
Sadly, Covid-19 restrictions have cancelled our event at Leicester Racecourse, but we really hope you will still participate and get well and truly in the Christmas spirit with us here at the Bodie Hodges Foundation on Sunday 13th December 2020.
We have a limited amount of Santa suits available, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
Your 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.
At 12.45pm, 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 photo’s 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.
To book your place click below
Wooden Spoon Emergency Funding
We are delighted to have received £2000 emergency funding to support our bereaved siblings during these difficult times. The funding will pay for 3 bereavement session for each child with a care package to support these sessions and make them creative and fun. The funding is also supporting a 12 week block of Relax Kids sessions which are virtual relaxation workshops. It is great for us to receive support at this time when funding bids are closed and our events are cancelled.
With the cancellation and postponement of so many of our events we continue to find new ways of plugging the huge financial gap this leaves behind by introducing virtual fundraising events. On Thursday 7th May at 8.30pm we will be launching a mini online silent auction with some fantastic items that make us proud to be English during a weekend of VE celebrations. On offer we have:-
• Geoff Hurst signed & framed England 66 World Cup Shirt
• Martin Johnson signed & framed 2003 World Cup Shirt
• Tom Meighan of Kasabian signed guitar
• Vera Lynn signed & framed ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ poster
As I’m sure you will agree there are a fantastic range of items and bidding for them could not be simpler as we have a secure online auction platform being hosted for free by one of our partners Blue Monday Events. Bids can be placed on the following link where you will also see a picture of each item.
Every single penny raised from this auction will go to helping us continue to run our services during these challenging times.
Belfry Golf Day – New Date Confirmed
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golf Day at The Belfry that was due to place in July. Whilst this is very disappointing we have moved quickly to secure a new day for 2021. We are therefore delighted to announce that the new date for the Bodie Hodges Golf Day at the world famous Brabazon Course at The Belfry is Thursday 29th July 2021. If you would like more information or would like to book a team, please contact
Charity of the year
2020 is the perfect time to think about making us your Charity of Year. We work closely with many businesses of many sizes. We love to welcome new businesses to Team Bodie who share our values and we promise that you will also benefit from offering your support to us. We work in different ways with different businesses. Some offer us services and others take on exciting fundraising challenges to support the work that we do.
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 25th March 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.
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.