Highland Victory – 2015
2015 saw Team Highlanders take victory at our annual event Red Rox 24 Hour Challenge. Team members Kenny Munro, Mark Laughlan and Iain Bright courageously endured the tough 36 mile challenge wearing kilts and an unbeatable spirit to complete it in an outstanding time of 15 hours 19 minutes. The team were held together by their fantastic support person Brenda Munro. Team Highlanders chosen charity was Aila Coull Foundation and raised an inspirational amount of money for this very worthy cause.
Challenge Accepted – 2014
In 2014 Red Rox Challenge saw Team Sansum duo Ben Robinson and Josh Latham take victory with an exceptional time of 21 Hours 13 Minutes. They were followed closely behind by Red Rox member Ben Jackson and Team Sansum Member John Mustard with a time of 21 Hours 31 Minutes.
All participants battled through the extremely difficult weather conditions to complete the challenge within the 24 Hour time limit. The continuous hard work from all the participants and volunteers allowed Red Rox Events & Fundraising the opportunity to make a big difference to a small community, in desperate need of a custom made wheelchair for their acute and terminally ill patients.
The wheelchair has benefited its many users over the past five months and has certainly improved their quality of life. Team Sansum members Ben Robinson, Josh Latham and John Mustard have expressed how much they are looking forward to this year’s challenge and hope to beat the time set last year.
My Inspiration – 2015
Hey folks, my name is Debbie Murdoch and I’d like to talk about my inspiration behind the upcoming “Red Rox” coffee morning in Kinloss.
I became involved in the “Red Rox Events and Fundraising” organisation a few years ago when a group of friends were inspired to raise money for our local British Red Cross branch. The success was immediately evident and the money raised in continued events grew from strength to strength. We quickly realised that there were many local campaigns that required help, and so we opened our doors to anyone that wanted to contribute via a charity of their choice. As “Red Rox Events and Fundraising” grew, so did the campaigns which became affiliated with us.
Seeing the teamwork and passion behind every part of our endeavours has had a profound effect on many people involved in our organisation. It is this inspiration that made me think about what I can do as an individual as well as part of the “Red Rox” team. Previous events, such as the recent and very successful “Red Rox 24 Hour Challenge” have given me the confidence to once again start taking initiative where charity is concerned. This has been a very positive experience for me given that I have had a recent brush with poor health, which is thankfully now coming to an end.
I decided that a coffee morning would be a very good start as it is something that I can organise locally. Everyone loves coffee, but the tea genies out there are also welcome…. (We’ll put a few tables in the back). On a more serious note, a coffee morning is a very simple way that we can raise funds as a fundraising organisation, particularly because it gives us a unique chance to meet the very people who make a campaign work, the people who donate.
This coffee morning will be held on the 31st of October in the Kinloss Parish Church Community Hall between 10AM-1PM. Since this is of course Halloween, children are encouraged to come dressed up and indulge in the lucky dip, which will be packed full of goodies. There will also be a bottle stall, raffle and crafters to keep everyone occupied.
This month is childhood cancer awareness month. It is with this in mind that all funds raised will be donated to the “Aila Coull Foundation”. This is a local charity, set up by the parents of young Alia who sadly passed away after a battle with childhood leukaemia. The aim of this charity is to raise awareness and also to help fund the vital research needed to better help children like young Alia. Please do come along and support this cause, bring your friends and family and hopefully together we “Aim High in Changing Lives”.