The trust was launched at Bere Regis Sports Club on Friday 17th February 2017 – Ed’s 15th birthday. It was an informal, social evening, enjoyed by about 80 people, raising £1149 on the night. Our most grateful thanks go to Gordon and Christine Tucker for organising the Irish Bingo, which raised £115, to Sarra Dellou for organising the raffle, which raised £233 and to Herbie Swann for working so hard as the auctioneer, getting through over 30 lots and raising an incredible £801. We also received donations amounting to £360 from people who were unable to join us at the launch. A massive thank you to everyone for helping us get off to such a great start.
On 7th July 2017 students from Lytchett Minster School undertook their annual Sandwalk from Shore Road to Bournemouth Pier and back. Funds raised were shared between McMillan Cancer Support an the Ed Kent Trust, with the trust receiving an amazing £9,974.75, presented at the final assembly in school on 15th December. A wonderful gesture considering that last year the school raised over £20,000 for Asthma UK in memory of Ed. Read a Bournemouth Echo report of the event by clicking here.
During his summer holidays in 2016 Harry Tapper walked the 90 mile Dartmoor Way and raised over £400 for Asthma UK.
The Roff family from Wareham raised over £300 by taking part in the annual Wareham Lions Swimarathon at Purbeck Sports Centre.
Bere Regis CC have hosted two cricket days. The first, in 2017, involved an Under 15 6-a-side competition and raised £546. The second, in 2018, involved both an Under 9 as well as an Under 16 competition.
On Saturday 30th September 2017 the “2unz” played live at the Bere Regis Sports Club and the event raised just over £1,000 on the night.
A raffle held at the Dorset Youth Cricket Presentation Evening at Lytchett Minster School on Friday 13th October raised £301.50.
7th April 2018 : Wimborne Athletics Club Open Event raised £261.
26th July 2018 – Hayley and Brandon Long SkyDive raised £435.
Joanne Parker and Charlie Pitcher hiked up Snowden and raised £484
27th August 2018 The Dorset Plane Pull at Bournemouth Airport raised over £2,600
Tanya Powell had her haircut in the summer of 2018, donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust and raised £137 for our trust.
22nd September 2018, Sarra Dellou and Marc Waterman entering the Tough Mudder and raising funds for the trust.
Karen Townley became our first marathon runner when she participated in the 2019 Paris Marathon on 14th April, raising £581 for the trust (£706.25 with gift-Aid).
Just two weeks later and we had our second marathon runner! Andy Waters, Head of Agglestone House at Lytchett Minster School, ran in the 2019 London Marathon, raising £487 for the trust (£600 with gift-aid).
In May 2019 one of Ed’s ex-schoolmates, Dylan Townley, rode 100 miles on his bike in The Jurassic Beast cycling event. Dylan raised over £300 (£358.75 with gift aid).