Bob and Olly aim to raise £100,000 for worthy causes

September 07 2016

FUNDRAISERS Bob Barnes and Olly Slym are aiming to raise £100,000 in a year for four worthy causes.

FUNDRAISERS Bob Barnes and Olly Slym are aiming to raise £100,000 in a year for four worthy causes.

FUNDRAISERS Bob Barnes and Olly Slym are aiming to raise £100,000 in a year for four worthy causes.
Their Impact Charity Challenge is looking to draw together 100 volunteers to take part in initiatives to raise funds for children’s charity Jessie May, Children’s Hospice South West, Great Western Air Ambulance and The Darren Wright Foundation.
As well as taking part in key events including a quiz, a sponsored walk and Grand Ball, participants will raise additional money through hobbies, events and contacting local businesses.
Bob and Olly began fundraising for local causes four years ago. Having set up the Impact Charity Rugby team and organised fundraisers resulting in over £50,000 for local causes, the friends decided to start a new challenge. One of the charities obenefit from the challenge is Jessie May, which cares for terminally ill children in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Helen Mackie, community fundraiser for Jessie May, said:   “The boys put so much passion, dedication and hard work into all of their charity work and it really shows with the well organised and successful schemes. I have no doubt that they will achieve their target of £100,000, and the money Jessie May receives will be hugely appreciated by the families we care for. “
Olly said: “We are so thrilled to be fundraising for these four charities; this is our fifth year now and we want to make Impact even bigger. This is a challenge but as a team the 100k target will be smashed out of the park. We just need to pull the team together - so if you are interested please get in touch.”