Sponsor our Triathletes & boost a local charity!
We have had 30 local charities represented by over 200 people in our 'Kensal Tri Teams'.
Each charity has its own fundraising pages when it takes part and you can read about 2021 and 2022 at Charities | Kensal Tri.
If you want to add a charity please get in contact. Our group doesn't charge any commission and 100% of money raised will reach the local charity at a very difficult time for fundraising.
THANK YOU for your support.
PREVIOUS CHARITIES REPRESENTED
For more information or to add a charity please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join via bit.ly/KensalCharity.
The Ark Franklin Tri Team has already grown to 25 since this fun photo was taken in June!
The team is raising £££s to help fund air purifiers for the classrooms, which will help protect the children against everyday airborne bacteria and viruses.
Click to sponsor a team member below! Thank you to Rigby & Marchant Estate Agents and Rise Design Studio for sponsoring the team.
Nasreen says "I am racing for Ark Brunel Academy, where donations will be greatly received for the school library, outdoor learning activities and sports.....for all the children to enjoy!
Please give any whatever you can to help support our children and get them back on track after a tough year".
She is part of a Relay team (the picture gives away which leg!).
AVENUES YOUTH PROJECT
The Avenues Tri Team is raising funds for its Kitchen Appeal.
The plan is to give the kitchen a major overhaul to make it a modern, inspiring place to learn, with dedicated work stations and improved ovens, storage and washing facilities.
Pictured here are Gilly and Jo (with Paddy) and they will be joined by Dan, Greg, Rajan, Mariangela and Allan at Blenheim.
BRENT CENTRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Could teenage mental health ever be more important than now? BCYP is based on Winchester Ave, offering adolescents a unique space to reflect on their experiences with highly qualified therapists.
It's the leading mental health charity for young people in Northwest London, helping over 700 young people.
Elena, Simon, Jo, Giorgia (pictured), Leonie, Daksha, Antoinette, Zadie, Nick, Chloe, Steve, Giles and a Winkworth Relay team can be sponsored via the link below.
Thank you to Winkworth Queens Park & Kensal Rise for their generous sponsorship and for entering a Relay Team!
Brent Foodbank is based in Neasden and has been helping hundreds of people in Brent since 2011.
Their foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks throughout the UK.
They work closely with local support agencies, churches and community groups towards stopping hunger in our local area.
They have Diane, Paula, Joel & Luke training hard for Blenheim and you can sponsor them here.
Support the amazing 20 years campaign to reopen this neighbourhood library and community hub?
Wendy says: "It's a great cause - there's no local library within easy walking distance, and not much to do of a cultural or educational kind in the neighbourhood either, so it's really important we get this library open and operating ASAP.
Helen, Tammy, Sally, Alan and Allen have now also joined this team!
Elders Voice is a charity in the heart of Kensal Green which has been working with and for older people since 1993.
They provide practical and social opportunities to people ranging in age from 55 years upwards, and our services are as varied as the people who use them.
Our brilliant Brent & Kilburn Times have also decided to enter a Relay team to support Elders! Thank you Nathalie, Holly and Will!
'GIFT YOUR NEIGHBOUR'
GYN delivered food to 250 local people twice a week through lockdowns and continues to deliver 'no questions asked' parcels every Monday.
The 20 or volunteers work with several local schools & charities such as Salusbury World, Laurences Larder & companies such as Cuore Deli.
100% of donations to Rachel, Catherine & James will be spent on fruit & veg.
Thank you to Rudy and Cuore Italian Deli for their sponsorship of this team.
GRANVILLE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
GCK is a remarkable community led food project which empowers our community through food, guided by principles of equity, justice, respect and dignity.
Leslie Barham (pictured left) and Dee ensure they offer a safe space open to all and provide food aid to anyone that needs it, without vouchers or having to go through an intrusive referral process.
They are being represented at Blenheim by Michelle & Oi (both pictured) and Georgea.
KENSAL RISE LIBRARY
Nora has joined our huge Sprint team to raise £££s for our wonderful community library on Bathurst Gardens in Kensal Green.
The library has been hit by a very unexpected and challenging repairs bill so would welcome all support.
Donations to Nora on the Libarry's brand-new wonderful.org site attract 25% Gift Aid.
Laurence's Larder on Christchurch Ave provides a warm welcome and
hot food for those struggling
to make ends meet.
The Larder needs to fundraise at least £12,000 a year to cover its costs.
Hilary (pictured, with Barbara and Stephen) is fundraising with Adam and you can click through to their pages below.
A huge thank you to Rudy and Cuore Italian Deli for sponsoring this team as well as 'Gift Your Neighbour'.
LEXI COMMUNITY HUB
The Lexi has neatly teamed up with Salusbury World so this 'Lexi Tri Fund' will boost its community programmes in support of vulnerable people in the area.
The Lexi already donates 100% of its distributable profits to The Sustainability Institute in South Africa.
All reasons why the Lexi attracted one of our biggest Blenheim Teams. Please show your support, via the 11-strong team of:
Anita, Bittu, Manav (Relay)
Alexis, Jamie, Bridgette, Benji, Gordon, Alison, Cathy, Robin.
MALOREES INFANT & JUNIOR SCHOOL
Sporty Malorees is taking a massive team of 49 teachers and parents to Blenheim, including Tom, Matt, Tyra, Charlotte, Mike, Elisabetta, Siobhan - the teachers pictured here.
They want to make more outdoor learning possible, including Forest School teaching in their woodland.
You can sponsor their team or individuals on the link below.
Thank you to Daniels Estate Agents for their sponsorship and ongoing support for Malorees.
NORTH PADDINGTON FOODBANK
North Paddington Foodbank has had an unprecedented year, with demand rising by 500% at the height of the pandemic.
Now based on Fernhead Rd, they serve residents in Westminster and the surrounding area and at double the rate compared to the pre-pandemic.
Olivia (NP manager) is pictured with Owen of Chevening Rd. And will be joined by Peta.
REFUGEE EDUCATION UK
REUK is the renamed Harlesden-HQ'd 'Refugee Support Network'. Through a combination of regular mentoring, wellbeing support, leadership opportunities and higher education advice, young refugees from over 45 countries are welcomed and encouraged to rebuild their lives here with hope and optimism.
Many are here on their own and almost half are survivors of trafficking or torture.
Jessica, Laura, Mary, Joey, Alex, Tim, Pete, Hannah and Kathryn not only dress in wetsuits for promo pics but will be doing so also at Blenheim.
Aaron has had to pull out of the fundraising team to support the plans for the community playground improvements to the much-loved Roundwood Park Cafe.
"Friends of Roundwood Park" have had £10,000 granted from Brent Council and raised £5,000 from a GoFundMe page.
Despite there no longer being a team member to sponsor, all donations made to the GoFundMe page will help the community further towards its £20,000 target.
Welcome to the 22-strong Salusbury School Tri Team, led by Head Teacher, Michelle Ginty, on Relay bicycle and Marie O'Neill FOSS Chair!
The team is fundraising for the very exciting Project Playground - and the team, complete with human squid (aka Jimmy Greenwood), are pictured here looking excited already!
Big thanks to Akoya of Queens Park for their kind sponsorship of the team.
Salusbury World does brilliant work across northwest London with refugee and migrant families helping children, young people and parents to realise their rights and potential.
To sponsor Amy, Kathy, Sarah, William, Reuben, Anastasia, Neil, Orissa, Tara, Susan, Anna, Ellie, Mili, Matt, Bec or the team please click below.
Big thanks again to Akoya for their kind sponsorship of the team.
SUFRA NW LONDON
The Sufra Community Hub provides a life-line for people in crisis – including families living in extreme poverty and people who are vulnerable, homeless and socially isolated.
Emma and Rose will be swimming, cycling and running to support their cause.....and you can sponsor them by clicking below.
Willesden Mutual Aid Foodbank operates as a food hub and distribution centre, providing emergency food aid and other essentials to households and individuals across Brent.
Katy, Kate and Clare (l-r in the photo) have formed a Blenheim Relay Team to help raise awareness and funds.
MUTUAL AID SOLIDARITY FUND
Brent solidarity fund has been set-up by mutual aid for anyone in Brent who is struggling financially.
Alex is fundraising for Harlesden Mutual Aid's solidarity fund.
WORMWOOD SCRUBS PONY CENTRE
Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre provides riding and equine therapy for children, specialising in those with special needs and physical disabilities.
They've struggled hugely through 'lockdown'. Lex says "those who know me will be aware of my own congenital spinal issues, so i might have a cup of tea and a sit down between events... maybe a massage... some cake... but i will finish it....please donate whatever makes you feel good. ...myself, the children and the ponies (and two donkey's) salute you"
9KITCHENS FOOD PROJECT
The 9Kitchens project is social enterprise providing not just delicious plant-based lunches and dinners but does so while providing vulnerable women in North West London with work one day a week (as a beginning).
The pic here is their fantastic kitchen team and they will be represented at Blenheim by Kieumy, Diane, Christophe, Suruchi, Violet, Declan, Alexandra and Jon.