Fundraisers Hall of Fame
Throughout each year, some of our amazing supporters come up with such creative ideas to help raise much needed funding to support our charity and Family Support service. See below some of our fundraisers' achievements.
We also receive donations from organsiations, Trusts / Foundations and individual donors, all of which we are so grateful for! This page is designed to share ideas and appreciate the efforts we receive in raising much needed funding.
Our free Family Support service is funded solely on grants and donations, so with your help we are able to ensure the service continues. THANK YOU!
If you would like to help us raise funds, please contact Serita Boxall - Fundraising & Marketing Manager - email@example.com / 07725 955158
For other fundraising ideas, just visit: Fundraise For Us | Kent Autistic Trust
* If you have raised funds for us in previous years, yet don't see your details on this page, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org and send your photo, amount raised and event.
Sally asked guests at her 60th birthday celebrations to contribute to donations instead of gifts and raised a huge £675.
Carl Page took part in the Tough Mudder Challenge. The Tough Mudder Challenge is the world's best team-based obstacle course and mud run, raising a total of £1,235.
NCS Margate are a group of 16 / 17 year olds. They took part in a sponsored walk and run at Margate Football Club and raised a fantastic £317.
Stephen fundraised with the help of his support worker; Carol Bratton, raising a fantastic £470 for our Family Support service from a BBQ and games afternoon.
Kate Rowland of Past Sentence bookshop in Faversham, raised £340 from having a collection pot on her shop counter and encouraging donations.
Claudia Goodman has been raising funds by taking donations for prints of her son Matthew's art. Matthew was diagnosed with autism aged 3, he is now now 33 and loves to draw. Claudia raised £1,010!
Helen Bigsby successfully completed the Virtual London Marathon in 7 hours and 24 minutes on 3rd October 2021 and raised a total of £462.
Oscar is a 7 years old and has complex Autism, his complexities include, Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Extreme Anxiety, a mood and eating disorder with unpredictable behaviours that are out of his control. Oscar has memorised and named 40 Fish and Sealife as part of his challenge and has raised a total of £530!
Jo Blamires takes part in a National Office of Statistics Covid study, which means she is tested for Covid once a month. She receives £25 in shopping vouchers for each test and has pledged to donate the equivalent of 10 months vouchers £250 to help fundraise for our 250/400 Challenge.
Magenta Compliance Ltd
Magenta Compliance Ltd donated £250 to help fundraise for our 250/400 Challenge. He hopes to encourage other companies to help support by donating or fundraising for the challenge. As Director, Bill Simpson has been running Magenta for over 40 years. Magenta work closely with clients across the UK, supporting their compliance, safety, training, maintenance and recruitment needs. www.magcom.co.uk
John Andersen held a quiz night on Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 and raised a fantastic £674.05.
Wendy Pearson, took on the challenge to walk and run 100km during November. She raised a total of £340
Kellie Barker, Owner of Born Anxious Clothing sold some items of clothing whilst exhibiting at a festival and raised £100, she has also raised over £700 in raffles and donations from a % of her clothing brand sales.
Trinity Lodge 7021
Trinity Masonic Lodge 7021 Margate, have kindly donated £250 to help raise funds for our 250/400 Challenge, you can read more about their work here: Trinity Lodge 7021
CCCU Athletics are took on the challenge of running, walking, cycling or jogging 1364 miles throughout the whole of January, this was 62 miles per member. They raised a fantastic £391!
Tunbridge Wells Railway Station
Nicholas Corke from South Eastern Railways arranged to raise funds throughout Autism Awareness Week holding a bake sale at Tunbridge Wells Station. They raised a fantastic £152.37!
Sittingbourne Job Centre Plus
Sittingbourne Job Centre Plus held a staff dress down day, raising a total of £43.
Alan Jiggins took part in The Medway Mile, kindly raising £28.
On Friday, 24th June 2022, Mike Vorster cycled up Mount Snowdon accompanied by 7 others. They raised a total of £2,730.
Dan Diamond took part in a 4 x 4 x 48 challenge, running 4 miles, every 4 hours for 48 hours from midnight on 27th May, 2022. Throughout the night and day, he finally completed 2 marathons in 48 hours. Dan raised a total of £1,290.
ISG and Penson
PENSON, Sir Chris Hoy & 6 Construction Industry Executives joined forces to help raise funds for The Kent Autistic Trust, Kidz2gether & UNICEF by competing in the Citroen C1 24-hour race at Silverstone GP Circuit in May 2022. They raised a huge £24,000 with £10,000 being donated to KAT.
Autism Threads raised £123 for our Family Support service by holding an evening event at The Edit Boutique in Tonbridge.
Funds were raised through ticket sales and profits made on the sale of Autism Threads products during the evening.
CCSU Athletics Team
Christ Church Student Union Athletics team raised a further £402.08 through various sporting challenges.
Canterbury Job Centre Plus
Job Centre Plus in Canterbury raised a total of £147.03 by holding a staff dress down day.
Sally Slater raised £2,137.23 through holding clairvoyant evenings and a raffle..
Paul Mackie & Friends
Paul Mackie, Gareth Brooks, Alex May, Jason Humphris, Paul Briggs and 7 of their other good friends, took part in the Tough Mudder 10K on 25th September, 2022, bravely taking on the 20-obstacle course and raising £1,120. The Hengist Village Bar & Dining Room in Aylesford, donated a 3-course meal for 4 people plus a bottle of wine and raffled the prize to raise an extra £360 towards their total.
Bryan Barton collected donations for his birthday and retirement instead of gifts, raising a total of £120.
Helen Jones & Kent Space
Helen Jones (Manager) along with staff at Kent Space in Chatham held a Christmas Tombola raising £215.
Kacper Kohut took part in the 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge, running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours on 5th March 2022. He raised a total of £190.
Avril Roots raises funds through cake, apple, card sales and encouraging donations to her collection pot. Over the last 4 years, she has raised a total of £1305.51.
Whitstable & Seasalter Golf Club
Jon Perkins; Captain of Whitstable & Seasalter Golf Club kindly chose our charity to raise funds for all year and during their golf day on 10th September, 2022, they raised a total of £2,000.
Kent County Bowling Association
Joy Burton; President of Kent County Bowling Association has been raising funds all year for KAT through various events and activities at the Bowling Club, finished off with a meal and presidents charity day. She raised a total of £1,500.
Benenden Tennis Tournament
Founded in the 1930s, the Benenden Tennis Tournament takes place annually in July in the grounds of Benenden School in Kent. In July 2022, KAT were selected as one of the many charities they would raise funds for at the event, raising a total of £500 for our charity.
Autism Threads raised a total of £20.80 through donating a percentage of their clothing sales. You can view their products at www.autismthreads.co.uk
DS Smith Retail Marketing
DS Smith Retail Marketing in Aylesford raised £263.10 by holding a 'wear something green day'.
Barnabas Sharp kindly raised £30 during his recital. If you would like to view the video, please visit: https://youtu.be/iDaHYQRtC74
West Kent Masons
Chelsfield Masonic Lodge 6405 (supported by West Kent Masons) raised a total of £750.25 by holding a raffle.
Born Anxious a regular support in raising funds, held a raffle and raised a total of £200. You can view their products at www.bornanxious.co.uk
Select Space, a commercial letting company in Bexley, raised funds following the passing of one of their long-standing tenants, whose son was connected to KAT. They asked for staff to donate funds rather than buy flowers, raising a total of £60.
St Peter & St Pauls Church, Aylesford
Lisa Nicholl's son and his friends raised £139.25 selling badges and bookmarks at a coffee and cake morning.
Furley Page Solicitors
Furley Page Solicitors in Canterbury, chose The Kent Autistic Trust as their Charity of the Year. 2020. They organised many staff activities and events throughout the year, raising a huge £5,000!
Shane Milligan's 1920's Evening
Shane Milligan hosted a 1920s night to raising a total of £383.51.
A night full of fun with Peaky Blinder lookalikes and impersonators, photographers with Peaky Blinders props, a fine cigar stand selling quality cigars, raffle / auction and DJ Moley Lynham playing 1920s dance music.
Rainham Mark Grammar School
Pupils at Rainham Mark Grammar School raised a total of £556.34.
Through regular sales of her apples, Alison has kindly raised £85.
Sandrine Rowe organised a Christmas Fete to raise funds for us, raising a total of £573.70.
Jacqueline Bray set herself the challenge of walking 1,000 miles during 2018 and raised a total of £784.
Carol and Richard's Annual Garden Party
Carol and Richard Riley held their Annual Garden Party which hosts a fantastic mini railway, they raised a total of £140.94.
Heather Brooks Variety Show
Heather Brooks and friends organised an evening of entertainment, lots of singing, acting and dancing. The variety show raised £344.50.
Hope View School, Canterbury
Hope View School held a 'Crazy Sock Day' raising £79.82.
Dovetail Games in Chatham chose us as their charity of the year and spent 12 months organising various office themed events, such as pancake day's, sweet shop sales, office bingo, dress down days. They finished off their events with a climb up Mount Snowdon. In total they they raised an amazing £1,890.
The Rotary Club of Ashford
The Rotary Club of Ashford, held a fashion show and raised funds through ticket sales and a raffle, raising a total of £500.
John Wallis Academy
The John Wallis Academy kindly raised £265.53 through holding a cake sale.
Tackie Annie's Dance Evening
Tackie Annies dance group in Hythe held a dance evening and raffle, raising a total of £45.
Daryl Richardson Fun Day
Daryl Richardson and some kind helpers organised a fun day in Leysdown raising a total of £686.10.
The Caravan & Motorhome Club (East Kent)
The Caravan and Motorhome Club East Kent raised £1,810.21 throughout the year doing raffles, auctions, quiz nights and many more activities.
The Whistling Postman
The Whistling Postman continuously raises funds for KAT Family Support taking donations via collection pot, year on year and has so far raised in excess of £500.
Kent Space Chatham
Kent Space Chatham held another Christmas raffle raising £125.