Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Stockton River Rat Race 2012

We have been mightily impressed by the determination of a number of our supporters who have committed themselves to crazy challenge events, raising funds for us. You're all MAD for A WAY OUT, and we love you!

The most recent challenge event was one that took place right on our doorstep - the Stockton River Rat Race. The 10K race involves splashing, jumping, kayaking and running, including a jump from the ship just outside of our office into the cool, deep waters of the river Tees.
The full team standing with the Mayor of Stockton

The preliminary warm-up exercises were very important...

Hands up in the air!
Liam doesn't seem to understand it's "Hands in the Air!"


We managed to capture a few snapshots of our team near the end of the race, when they weren't swimming through the River Tees...
Near the finish line

Final Rat Race Obstacles

We met our racers at the finish line, and they did fantastically, and even had enough energy to give us a big grin at the end of it all.

We have also had volunteers who have been fundraising for us through Total Warrior again this year, with bungee jumps and more, and we are grateful to you all. Thank you for all you do - your activities help support our life changing work! (We hope you've had fun in the process... ;))

love from

A Way Out x

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

An Evening of Rags and Muffins

We held another of our popular Rags and Muffins events a few weeks back. This time, we hosted the event in an evening, different to our usual afternoon slot and naturally the evening oozed style, local talent and class! We had catwalks with fabulous models, dance groups, make-up artists, hair designers and more as well as gorgeous cupcakes and vintage clothes to rummage through.
One of our Rags and Muffins models.
Some of the team behind the event: Karen Heritage, Karen Heritage Dancers and Sarah-Jane our community fundraiser.
The Karen Heritage Dance Group in Action.

More from the Dance Group
All clothes that the models wore were for sale by Vintageous Rags, who sponsored the event.
Some of our lovely models from the catwalk.
One of our Rags and Muffins models.
Sarah-Jane, event co-ordinator and volunteer Tom, who compared the evening for us!
As you know, these events are more than just a good time, they're vital to our funds for our work to continue, and also helps us to raise awareness of who we are and what we do. On that note, we would like to take a moment to thank Asda in Thornaby, Stockton, for making us one of their charities of the month, and if you live in the area - we would love your support if you shop at Asda!

Thanks to all those who participated in our Rags and Muffins event, and to all those who came. We couldn't do it without you!

Love from A Way Out x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...