Sponsor our Triathletes & boost a local charity!
We have more than 25 local charities being represented by 206 people (as of 1/7) in our 'Kensal Tri Team'.
Each charity has its own fundraising pages where you can sponsor either a whole team or one of the Triathletes.
Whichever you choose, 100% of your money will reach the local charity.
Please remember to click for Gift Aid as it will increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you.
THANK YOU for your support.
NB some charity links (and lots of individual profiles) are not yet set-up but will be over the next few days.
Kensal Rise Library
Queens Park Primary School
Roundwood Park Cafe Playground
For more information or to add a charity please email or join via bit.ly/KensalCharity.
The Ark Franklin Tri Team has already grown to 21 since this fun photo was taken last month.
The team is raising funds to create a new Arts Studio to be used by its 638 pupils, as well as be available to others around the community.
Click to sponsor a team member below!
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 and a Winkworth Relay team can be sponsored via the link below.
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 Becky, Diane, Milly and Paula training hard for Blenheim (their fundraising pages to follow).
Support the amazing 20 years campaign to reopen this neighbourhood library and community hub?
Wendy (pictured with Ali) 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.
By the time Michael had this picture taken we think Anna (Elders Voice) may have laughed at first but then agreed to also sign-up!
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, working 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.
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
Laura and Monika are joining the Kensal Tri team to raise £££s for our wonderful community library on Bathurst Gardens in Kensal Green.
Fundraising pages tbc.
KILBURN PARK SCHOOL
Sarah, a governor at Kilburn Park School, will be cycling in a Relay Team to raise funds for the garden at the school.
Please show her & the school support via this link.
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.
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 13-strong team of:
Anita, Bittu, Manav (Relay)
Alexis, Jamie, Bridgette, Benji, Esther, Gordon, Alison, Abbie, Cathy, Robin.
MALOREES INFANT & JUNIOR SCHOOL
Malorees is taking a massive team of 51 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.
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) will be at Blenheim with Owen and Peta.
QUEENS PARK PRIMARY
Helen has signed-up to do the Super Sprint to raise funds for Queens Park Primary School.
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, Maxine, 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 is keen 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.
All donations made to the page (to be created) 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, who's running!
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!
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, Sarah, Anna, Ellie, Bec or the team please click below.
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
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.
Clare, Cathy and Kate have formed a Blenheim Relay Team to help raise awareness and funds.
Fundraising page and link to follow.
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.
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.