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Fund a Friend

You can’t say we’re not ambitious!! We want to hold an event in 2019 called ‘Fund a Friend’ – the idea being to encourage our supporters to have fun and raise a few pounds to enable even more people to attend an Odyssey course and participate in a truly life changing experience.

 

The idea is to […]

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Sad – but very grateful

Helen Williams was a former Lady Mayoress of Canterbury in Kent. During her period of office, she chose Odyssey as one of the nominated charities supported by her official fundraising events.

Sadly, Helen died recently and will be greatly missed – not only by her family and friends but also by the much wider community with […]

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Three peaks – by kayak?!!!

Nick Ray, who has been a member of the Odyssey staff team for many years, recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge by sea kayak! On 10th June, Nick arrived in Aberdovey, Gwynedd, having paddled 518 miles from Fort William, and cycled/walked 80 miles to include ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. This was […]

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Well deserved honour for Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to sport and charity, in the Queen’s Birthday list – the charity being Odyssey. The Yorkshire-based ultrarunner holds the record for completing a double Bob Graham Round in the Lake District and has also held records for 2 other long-distance challenges, the Paddy […]

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Pendant links Odyssey to Game of Thrones

In July 2017, Joanne Ryan was a participant at our Odyssey Course in Kent and, after reflecting on the benefits she felt, she decided that she would like to fundraise for Odyssey to allow us to offer the course to more people. Her approach was unusual – and certainly a first for us. She started […]

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Fundraising ideas

A one-off or a regular donation via the website by going to http://www.odyssey.org.uk/donate/
Organise a fundraising event. Charlotte Hall is taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon and is fundraising for Odyssey: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-hall-running-cancer-recovery. (if you don’t fancy running yourself you could sponsor someone such as Charlotte!).  Another person to watch is staff member Nick […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fundraising ideas

Scandinavian Canoe Challenge

How do you prepare yourself for canoeing in a Canadian canoe without the fundamental basics of a canoe? You don’t need to.

Early in 2017, I embarked on fundraising with a few activities; set up a just giving page and put a signature on my emails with a link to my page. I sold home-made dog […]

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Focus – Emma Jenkins

Emma says “The first time I ever heard about Odyssey was when I went to the Breast Care Unit for a check up. There was a flyer on the wall and I took the details down, as something piqued my interest. Strangely, the very next day I went to lunch with a friend, who had […]

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Pottery weekends

We intend to start around 10 am and finish around 5 pm on each day.

We would absolutely love to have you join us for one of these special weekends if you can make it.

There will be no charge for the workshop except a small fee for clay used. However, we would ask you to donate […]

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Steve Gough

Very many of you who have participated in Odyssey Courses will have met Steve. He is one of the two Founders of Odyssey and his dedication, commitment and enthusiasm have been largely responsible for the success of the charity and its ability to help so many people over more than 20 years.

 

The current Trustees, and […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Steve Gough