Charitable Fundraising


Bill is sleeping out at Holy Cross for the Holy Trinity Night Shelter on 7th December 

Hi Everyone,
I am sleeping out on Big Sleep Night on December 7th 2019 . The link for sponsorship is . If I raise more than £500 then 50% will go to the main charity and 50% to the Holy Trinity homeless shelter project in Bishop’s Stortford.

BISHOP’S STORTFORD COMMUNITY TRANSPORT – Tracey Gaynor is trying to raise £1k towards a much needed replacement community minibus that serves many elderly, disabled and infirm individuals in the area. Please visit

The Royal Parks Half Marathon for Across

Darryl O Dwyer will be  running the royal parks half marathon for Across and would be very grateful for sponsorship – see his just giving link below.



Dear Friends and Colleagues

I, along with 33 others have joined together to complete the London to Brighton cycle ride on 15th September 2019 to support one of my Best Friends and his family. Cliff Salmon sadly lost his wife Susy to Breast Cancer in May this year, so Susy’s Green Army were formed and are all committed to make a difference and remember this amazing wife and mother.

I am not much of a cyclist – only cycling in fair weather with my family (I am very fortunate, and now soak up every moment – even the moans and groans – and do not take one second for granted). Since Cliff mentioned the London to Brighton cycle ride, I was in; signed up, borrowing a fancy bike from my friend, ordering from Amazon an extra padded bike seat and training hard to ensure I am there every step of the way with Cliff.

It would mean the world to me if you could donate what you can to show Cliff and his family how much we care and appreciate all the work this amazing charity has done.

Many thanks in advance for your time. You can read Susy’s story, and donate by clicking the below link:, If you do sponsor please mention my name in the comments, many thanks

If you do sponsor me please mention my name in the comments, this is very much appreciated.

Martin King


Sophia Badger, is walking from Stoke Newington, London, to Rome along the Via Francigena, starting on 1 July, taking until mid October, raising money for the mental health charity Mind. If parishioners are interested they can follow her journey on her website and if they wish to donate they can do so by clicking the “Donate” link on the site.

News update 11/10/19 – that Sophia arrived in Rome today and has received her pilgrim certificate from St Peter’s. She has raised over £12,000 for MIND, including Gift Aid. Thank you very much to all at St Joseph’s who have supported her with their prayers and to those who have donated to MIND.


Jassen Sathan will be abseiling down Harlow water tower on 4th May to raise funds for Across. Here is the link to his just giving page if you would like to help by sponsoring him- Thank you.



Please sponsor Betty Freed raising money for Cancer research who turned her hair pink on 7th December..

It was my 85th birthday this month and, having lost my husband, father and brother to cancer and undergoing major and minor surgery myself, I thought about what I might do to raise some money for Cancer Research UK. I decided to raise some eyebrows by turning my hair PINK – so now I’m looking for sponsors because “together, we can beat it”!


SLEEP ROUGH SO OTHERS DON’T HAVE TO – Debbie the parish administrator took part in the YMCA Sleep easy on 24th March
spending a night sleeping rough to increase awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to raise funds to support the YMCA East Herts mission of enabling vulnerable young people to belong, contribute and thrive. If you would still like to sponsor her please see the online link or sponsor form at the back of the Church. Every donation, no matter how small really counts . £900 raised . Thank you very much.


HERTS MIND NETWORK – Lucy and Abigail Jones ran the Cambourne 10k on 2 April  in memory of Becky Jones RIP to raise much needed funds for MIND, the mental health charity. If you would still like to help sponsor them please see their just giving page or sponsor form at the back of St Josephs


Andrew McMillan – ran the London Marathon, raising over £400 for Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness - Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We provide hope and empowerment through effective services and support to all those who need us and campaign for change through greater awareness and understanding.

I ran the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April, raising money for Rethink Mental Illness (which is the charity that my wife Lizzie works for).  I covered over 370 miles in training since October.  Rethink Mental Illness do great work to help those with severe mental health problems, as well as helping to raise awareness of mental health problems, and challenge the stigma associated with Mental Health.


To sponsor me then click on
To know more about Rethink Mental Illness then click on:

Many thanks!
Andy McMillan

St Joseph’s Catholic School : Fab 5 raised over £1,500 for St Joseph’s Primary School

A number of parents Lisa, Cheryl, Pete, Marc and Paul, aka the Fab Five, decided to do this to raise money for St Joseph’s Primary School…


They raised over £1500, but if you would like to donate – please go to: