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The bit where we give stuff away

We are very proud to have raised over £200,100 since we started OF&D in 2010….all we wanted to do was go on a bike ride and meet some new people!

Our work was initially with three main partner charities: Le Rondin School, Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled and St Martins Day Care Centre, now Active.  As the charity has grown we have continued to work with these charities but have also been able to extend our support to a number of charities that work with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

One thing we can’t quite get away from though is rugby and we are delighted to be able to work with and support the Rugby in Schools programme.

Le Rondin School


Active

  • Funding of the 2020 Christmas dinner at St Pierre Park.  The event has grown to nearly 300 people.
  • £8,000 raised from Mule Loire 2018 allocated for the Christmas lunch in 2018 and 2019 and the continued maintenance of the hydro-pool
  • £2,000 from Mule Normandie for their Christmas lunch for 140 people in 2017
  • £8,000 from both Mule Bretagne 2014 and Mule Normandie 2018 allowed us to restore their hydro-pool, which is of huge benefit to their users, and commit to continued maintenance and any repairs
  • Supply of dressing gowns and towels for the users
  • Supply of furniture, chairs and sofas, for the Day Centre
  • Interactive activity board


Afternoon of Christmas

The Afternoon of Christmas is a free to attend concert at St Stephen’s Church.  We stage the concert to further support the charities we work with by inviting their members and staff to attend, as well as to give something back to the wider community for their support of OF&D.  In addition to the charity members, the audience is invited from Age Concern and we have a large number from the local residential homes alongside the general public.

Held since 2016, it is a lovely afternoon that can’t fail to get you in the festive spirit and is also the only opportunity you have in the year to experience the OF&D Singers…!  In 2020 there was an audience of over 300 people and it is wonderful to see so many faces who come back year after year.

£7,000 allocated from Mule Loire 2018 will fund the concerts in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Rugby in Schools

Click here to find out more about the Rugby in Schools programme.


Le Murier


Headway

 

Autism Guernsey

 

Guernsey Disabled Sports Association

 

Smaller donations to the following:

 

OF&D has also made donations off-island to the following charities

  • Dallaglio Foundation – which is where all this madness started. Very proud to have raised a total of £20,014 for the Foundation during the 2010 and 2012 Dallaglio Cycle Slams
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Matt Hampson Trust
  • Royal Temple Yacht Club Sailing Academy

 

To view a breakdown of all the donations made by OF&D since we founded the charity in 2010 please click here.

 

A huge thank you to all our Mules, everyone who has attended one of our events, been hassled to buy raffle tickets at the rugby club or made a donation.