The Sumaria Family
How far did this team of four go? 3,700 miles to spread awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. From London to Istanbul, on their amazing pink Indian tuk-tuk in memory of Emily, who died unexpectedly at university five years ago. Her parents, Rachel and Bharat, her sister Amy and her boyfriend, James trundled through 21 European countries to raise money and awareness for SUDEP Action and their whacky adventure has raised over £150,000 so far.
3 Peaks Blind Team
Matthew tied on his blindfold, grabbed one of his six team mates by the arm and marched 28 miles in 24 hours – up and down the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales for the Royal Society for Blind Children. A charity who help children like his 9-year-old daughter, Alexa who has a rare eye condition and is likely to eventually become completely blind. Matt, Oliver, Doran, Ben, Ross and Jason took turns navigating Matthew through the National Three Peaks Challenge raising over £24,000.
Safi Aziz XI
At 19 years old, Safi Aziz lost his life in an unexpected gas leak during his sleep, while visiting family in Pakistan. To commemorate his life, two of his best friends set out to organise a memorial football match and compiled a team made up of Safi’s close friends and family, all with a shared passion for football. They gathered a crowd of 400 people for the special day and raised £13,000 for Muslim hands, helping provide clean water in Kashmir and Mali.