Thank you to our fantastic 2021 fundraisers!

We’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our incredible supporters and fundraisers for all that they’ve done throughout 2021 to keep our work going, and for helping to make sure that we’re able to continue providing vital services to the children, young people and families who need us.

We’ve seen incredible dedication from everyone who has kindly taken part in our challenge events, amazingly generous support from our corporate partners and wonderful creativity from fundraisers who’ve come up with their own unique and inspiring ideas of how to raise money.

We hope that some of the highlights below give a taster of this challenging but fun filled rollercoaster of a year.


Dark blue and white AIG corporate logo

We kicked off 2021 with an exciting new corporate partnership with the generous team at AIG Life Insurance.


Brogan standing next to a screen with Brogan Mckenley Dance Coaching logo and Winston's Wish banners and balloons

As many in person events were yet to be allowed, our fundraisers got inventive, with some choosing to take their efforts online. Dance instructor Brogan raised over £400 with a busy online ballet class joined by 60 gifted dancers.


Jon completing his sit up challenge in a Winston's Wish t-shirt

Jon showed some serious stamina, taking on 3000 sit ups during March and raised an amazing £918.


Montage of images of families walking and screen shots showing their walk maps and distances on mobile phones

Olivia and her family raised a fabulous £3,421 after turning their annual family walk for Winston’s Wish into a Covid safe relay which finished in April. over the years they’ve raised a staggering £18,600.


3 photos of Katherine Kay completing her swim challenge in memory of best friend Amy, 1 group shot of her friends and family, one of her wearing a pink swimming hat and one with a sign saying well done

Katherine Kay bravely swam 40 miles during May-June in memory of her dear friend Amy. Katherine raised over £8,800 which she chose to split between Winston’s Wish and Action on Postpartum Psychosis.


The team at SAIF after completing their Ultra Challenge for Winston's Wish

16 of the Team from SAIF Independent Funeral Directors took on the Lake District Ultra Challenge in June, raising over £15,000.


Ryan Felix with his paddle board ready to take on his challenge

Supporter Ryan Felix took on an incredible and 96-mile paddle boarding mission, which he completed with team mates in 38 hours, raising over £1,900.


Jordan completing the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Winston's Wish

Jordan Chalk and Mike Coombs took on the 3 Peaks Challenge (in rather soggy conditions) and raised a fantastic £2,291.


Kate wearing a Winston's Wish t-shirt and completing her firewalk

With in person events back on the cards our brave Firewalkers took to the coals in Gloucester in September, including Kate Walsh who raised a fantastic £801.60.


Russ Brookes cycling the Dragon Ride wearing a Winston's Wish tshirt

Our wonderful long-time supporter Russ Brookes continued his efforts throughout 2021 and completed 2 half marathons, the incredibly challenging Dragonride cycling challenge and the virtual London Marathon throughout September-October.


Stage in low lighting with Winston's Wish banner

Steve Tester put on a night to remember with a gig from punk band Slider and The Beelines at The Holroyd Arms in Guildford, which raised a fantastic £710 in memory of his brother Tik.


Cogent Hire Logo with staff member wearing antlers and holding a christmas wish message for Winston's Wish

Our friends at Cogent Hire created 12 Wishes for Winston’s Wish and the Cogent Christmas Chorus this year, raising £1,000.

Thank you once again to each and every one of our fantastic fundraisers who have gone above and beyond throughout 2021. We’re so grateful for your support and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Winston’s Wish.