Norwich Christian project raises £2k in one month

Cupcake bouquetStaff, volunteers, young people and their parents raised over £2,200 during the month of October for Norwich Christian project ENYP by undertaking a range of fundraising activities and challenges.

In October 2013 ENYP launched its new fundraising initiative called ‘October ACTS’ whereby supprters of the charity held various events and challenges.

Danny Doran-Smith, the Director and Founder of ENYP, led by example and completed an iron man task in just over 13 hours, and said “the iron man challenge was tough (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run), but I’m really pleased with my completion time, and everyone involved in fundraising has been spurred on by our supporters and sponsorship donations!  It’s been a real team effort – thank you to everyone who was part of it!”

Conservative MP Chloe Smith gave up eating puddings for the month. She said, "Given my natural sweet tooth, it was incredibly tough giving up pudding for a month - and I did have a few slips, but for every blip, I did donate money myself to ENYP.  I have been a long-standing supporter of ENYP and am delighted to be able to support their fundraising efforts, and would encourage others to consider what they may be able to do to help.  I am relieved my pudding-abstinence is over and can now tuck in without feeling guilty or putting myself out of pocket!” 

One young person called Aimee made cakes to sell at Primary Dance Off and got her family and friends to sponsor her to dance in her onesie. 

Youth worker Ellie Payne baked 170 cupcakes, 12 muffins, 4 cakes and 24 brownies during the month of October. She said, "Although I feel thoroughly ‘baked out’ it was great to see so many cupcake bouquets making people’s family occasions that extra bit special, and of course helping to raise funds for such a good cause.”  


The Tots Dance Off group opened a café before the class started and had games for children, painting activities, face painting as well as cakes all made or donated by Tots parents and volunteers and drinks to buy. Youth Worker Sam Ward said, "The atmosphere was fantastic and the enthusiasm and support from the Tots families was great.  The café was so successful that we are now pondering the possibility of running it alongside the dance class every session!” 

Danny said, "On behalf of everyone at ENYP we would like to say a huge thank you to anyone who participated, gave up their time, talents and energy to help support our fundraising efforts.  We were amazed at the numbers of people who wanted to fundraise and the range of creative fundraising activities people came up with – it was a team effort and good fun!"

Pictured above; some of Ellie's cupcake bouquets

If you still wish to donate towards everyone’s efforts please visit their donation site:
More information on the work of ENYP can be found by visiting the website –

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