Category Archives: Law Campaign sponsored events archive

100km challenge completed in under 26 hours!

On Saturday 12th September, Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Young Alumni Group and Peter Wilkinson, supporter of the Kent Law Campaign took part in the Thames Path Challenge starting at Putney Bridge and finishing at Henley-on-Thames where they celebrated with a well-deserved glass of Champaign and rested their blistered feet! Natalie and Peter completed their walk in 25 hours and 41 minutes.

So far Natalie and Peter have raised a staggering £1,477.50 (including Gift Aid and the University Match) and for this we thank them for their tremendous dedication and effort. Natalie and Peter, we hope that your feet have recovered!

Please congratulate them both by showing your support and sponsoring their challenge through their JustGiving page. All money raised through their challenge will go directly to the Kent Law Campaign.

Santander Universities raise money for the Kent Law Campaign by jumping from a 160ft crane!

Sahar Habibmohammadi and Thomas Smith, from Santander Universities worked hard to fundraise for their 160ft bungee jump challenge at the O2 Arena. Leading up to their jump they held a stall full of games such as name the teddy bear, guess the number of skittles in a jar and guess the quote. Players were entered into a grand prize draw to win a bundle of prizes. The lucky winner, Felicity Clifford, was announced earlier this week and collected her goody bag from the Santander Universities branch on campus. Sahar and Thomas also asked their supporters to sponsor their jump through JustGiving; with all their efforts they have so far raised a fantastic £308.00 (including Gift Aid). Santander Universities has pledged to match their sponsorship which will then also be matched by the University of Kent.

On Saturday 25th July, 2015 Sahar and Thomas completed their tandem 160ft crane bungee jump at the O2 Arena. We would like to say a huge thank you to Sahar and Thomas for their commitment and support towards the Campaign, and for taking on this thrilling challenge.

Of the jump, Sahar says:
‘’I never thought I would jump off of a 160ft crane head first towards a car park, this has taken charity fundraising to a whole other level. I’m proud of myself for actually going through with it, it was all for a great cause. Thank you to those who supported our fundraising, please continue to help us raise money for the Kent Law Campaign. This has been such a great experience, I will never forget it nor will I ever bungee jump again. PS: Thank you Tom for hugging me all the way down!’’

Of the jump, Thomas says:
“It was very terrifying to be pushed off a crane attached only with a rope at your feet, hurtling towards the car park below. While the bungee jump itself was scary, I’m glad I had my friends and family supporting what I was doing to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.”

For photographs of their bungee jump visit the Kent Law Campaign on Facebook.

Kent alumna jumps from a 160ft crane in aid of the Kent Law Campaign

Natalie Salunke, Kent alumna and Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Young Alumni Group jumped off a 160ft crane on Saturday 25th July in aid of raising money for the Kent Law Campaign.

The 160ft crane bungee jump, organised by UK Bungee Club, took place at the O2 Arena in London. Natalie was one of three Campaign supporters taking part; however Natalie completed a solo jump which took courage when facing the height at the top of the crane! To date she has raised a fantastic £325.00 for the Campaign. There is still time to show you support and congratulate Natalie on her JustGiving page:

Of the jump, she says: “So the day finally came when I was expecting to throw myself from 160 ft, on my own, with only a rope attached! I have to say, it was much more terrifying than I thought, and I nearly didn’t do it, but telling myself that it was for a good cause and would be over in a matter of seconds made me jump – all in aid of the Kent Law Campaign and the YAG’s fundraising target.”

Natalie has risen over £7.5k for the Kent Law Campaign by taking part in a variety of challenges ranging from abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit to skydiving; now she can add bungee jumping to her list! We would like to say a huge thank you to Natalie for her dedication, time and support she has shown to the Campaign over the years.

Kent alumna completes 54 holes of golf and wins the King John Shield!

Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Young Alumni Group took part in the Magna Carta Cup: Dawn to Dusk Golf Challenge on Monday 22 June in aid of the Kent Law Campaign and The London Legal Support Trust.  Natalie joined over 14 other organisations at the Verulam Golf Club and managed to complete the 3 rounds of golf (54 holes) in 7.5 hours with an overall gross score of 295 shots.

Natalie scooped up the prize for Best Score and was awarded the King John Shield.  Congratulations Natalie.

So far Natalie has raised £180.00 for the Kent Law Campaign and The London Legal Support Trust. You can still sponsor and congratulate Natalie on her Virgin Money Giving page.

We would like to thank Natalie for her continued support towards the Campaign; her invaluable time raising vital funds has been a true testament to her commitment to the Kent Law Campaign

Kent alumna takes part in Eton Open Water Swim

We would like to congratulate Hannah Bignell, former Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group and current Young Alumni Group member, for taking part in the 3km Eton Open Water Swim on Monday 25th May 2015.

Hannah joined hundreds of swimmers to take part in the 3km challenge at Dorney Lake on Bank Holiday Monday in aid of the Kent Law Campaign and Prostate Cancer UK. Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre near Windsor. The site hosted events for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for London 2012 and every year since it is transformed into an open water swimming venue for beginners all the way up to elite open water swimmers.

Hannah completed her first open water swim in a fantastic time of 1:08:48, coming in 10 minutes under her practice swim. She has also raised an incredible £303.75 (including Gift Aid) for the Campaign as well as raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Well done Hannah and thank you for your commitment and dedication towards the Kent Law Campaign.

Kent Law Campaign Team takes part in the London Legal Walk 2015

On Monday 18th May 2015 over 8000 walkers took to the streets of London to take part in the annual London Legal Walk organised by the London Legal Support Trust.

The 10km walk takes place around central London starting at Carey Street, passing the Royal Courts of Justice, heading up The Mall, through the Horse Guards Parade towards Hyde Park. The walk was attended by senior members of the legal profession, including the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Supreme Court, leaders of the Bar Council, the Law Society, as well as the Attorney General. Money raised through this event supports free legal advice charities in London and the South East.

Natalie Salunke, Emily Smith, Callum Borg, Daniel Shaw, Simone Kraemer, Hannah Bignell and Felicity Clifford joined the walk in aid of the Kent Law Campaign and so far have raised £625 (including Gift Aid and the University match) for the Campaign.

You can still support the team by donating online.

Kent alumna abseils down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in aid of the Kent Law Campaign

On Friday 17th April, Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Young Alumni Group, abseiled down the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit plays host to the UK’s tallest freefall abseil with views of up to 20 miles across London.  The Kent Law Campaign would like to congratulate and thank Natalie for taking part in this exhilarating challenge in support of the Campaign.

Natalie said: “I was quite apprehensive to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit when I realised that it was a free fall abseil rather than down the side of the structure! Luckily it was a lovely sunny day and the wind wasn’t too strong. The most difficult part of the abseil was making it over the ledge and allowing your body weight to hang entirely on the cables. After that, it was all about taking in the spectacular views and trying not to get swept away by the wind! Thanks again to all my friends, family and Kent connections who took the time out to support and sponsor me. So far I have managed to raise £1,426.36 in total towards the Kent Law Campaign.”

Natalie has raised an incredible £1,426.36 towards her ArcelorMittal Orbit abseil so far. To date, she has raised in excess of £7000 towards the Kent Law Campaign.

Kent Law student completes the Reading Half Marathon

On Sunday 22nd March 2015 Billy Ng, Vice-Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group, ran the Vitality Reading Half Marathon in just 2 hours 12 minutes to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.
The Reading Half Marathon is a 13.1mile course starting in the stunning parkland of Green Park; this year saw over 15,357 runners take part and among them was our champion Billy Ng. We would like to thank Billy for taking part in this gruelling challenge and raising a fantastic £530 in aid of the Campaign.
If you would like to sponsor Billy please visit his fundraising page.


Skydivers raise £1,697 towards the Kent Law Campaign

Sam Winstanley and Billy Ng took part in a charity skydive on Saturday 29th November 2014 to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

Sam, from the University of Kent’s campus branch of Santander, organised the team and secured matched funding from Santander which brought their fundraising total to an incredible £1,697 once the University of Kent’s pound for pound match was also added.

After a thorough briefing session, Sam and Billy jumped from a height of 12,000 feet and experienced an exhilarating freefall of 40 seconds reaching speeds of 120 mph before their instructor opened the parachute and they were treated to beautiful views of the Kent countryside as they glided to the ground at a speed of 9 mph.

Of the experience Sam said: “It was a great honour to be able to represent both Santander Universities and the Kent Law Campaign in the skydive on Saturday.  The opportunity to raise funds for this worthwhile cause whilst experiencing the thrill of jumping from a plane at 12,000 feet was fantastic. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Kent Law Campaign through helping to raise awareness of the great work of both the students and staff.”

Billy, the Vice-Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group, added: “It was wonderful to be able to participate in such a great challenge event to raise money for such a good cause.  I overcame my fear of heights and felt so loved and supported by the Kent Law Campaign.  I am very grateful and would like to thank every single person who kindly sponsored me.  Now I cannot wait to skydive again!”

We would like to thank Sam and Billy for their dedication to the cause and congratulate them on their achievement.  If you would like to sponsor them their fundraising page is still open.

Abseil team raises over £850 towards the Kent Law Campaign

Four brave supporters of the Kent Law Campaign gathered on the roof of the Premier Inn in Canterbury at 10am on Saturday 1st November to take part in a charity abseil organised by the KM Charity Team.

Fifty abseilers took part in the event which raised £5,000 for 38 good causes including the Kent Law Campaign.  The rooftop venue provided the teams with stunning views of the city of Canterbury and beyond before they abseiled back down to ground level to the applause and cheers of many spectators.

Hilary Edridge, Head of Campaigns at the University of Kent, led the team which also included Andy Wilson, Rose Noble and Blessing Olapade from the Kent Law Campaign Student Group.

The team sought support from family, friends and colleagues and the money they raised was split between the Kent Law Campaign (which received 70% of the total) and the KM Charity Team.  Including Gift Aid and the University’s pound for pound match, they raised a magnificent £861 towards the Campaign.

The team’s sponsor pages are still open should you wish to support their efforts.

The team is pictured with the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Cllr Ann Taylor, on the roof of the Canterbury Premier Inn.