TCF News Autumn 2022

TCF NEWS Autumn 2022 | Issue No 112 In This Issue A newsletter for supporters of The Compassionate Friends COVER STORY: First ever 2.5 Challenge Pg 3 V olunteer Focus Pg 4 News & Comment from around our charity Pg TCF AGM details Pg 6 A round up of recent retreat weekends Pg 10 In Memoriam - G ill Hartley Pg 11 C andlelighting in Kent Our first ever TCF 2.5 Challenge Last May saw the first ever TCF 2.5 Challenge and thank you to all those who got involved. Challenges had to incorporate the numbers 2 and 5 to celebrate our amazing 250 volunteers. We were very impressed by the array of challenges you came up with: some of you got creative making beautiful cards, growing plants and baking cakes. Some preferred a physical challenge from swims to static cycles to incredibly difficult 25k runs. Dave Bransby engaged local companies to sponsor him in his static cycle and was our top fundraiser (raising £6495). Special thanks to our 2.5 ambassadors, Graham Seed, Danielle Nicholls and Dean Holden, all of them bereaved parents, who talked about the challenge and helped raise awareness. Dave Bransby raised a whopping £6495! Dorset 2.5 Challenge fundraising walk