Our very own daredevil! Mr Joseph Jeyakumar, a founder member and long term ACF supporter & dear friend took on a very brave and unique fundraising challenge in a bid to raise much needed funds for our charity. The Mission: Wing walking – he was mounted on the wing of a 1940’s Boeing Stearman Biplane for a flight at 135mph with a zoom climb to 500ft and with several fly past manoeuvres before landing.The mission was completed on the Saturday 19th August 2017
2016 – The London Marathon
We are delighted to report that Myooressh Maheswaran successfully completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24th April 2016 in aid of ACF. We extend our congratulations to Myooressh for this amazing achievement and for his outstanding efforts in raising nearly £8,000 for our charity! His fundraising will make a huge difference to the children we assist and will also inspire them to achieve their own goals.
A massive thank you to all who took part in our charity fundraiser on 16th July 2011 at the London Regatta Centre. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather conditions we were unable to raise enough funds during our event. Hopefully next year we will have better luck! The free event saw 11 teams compete throughout the afternoon while entertainment on dry land included a BBQ, bouncy castle, kid’s activities, henna stall, massage stall, face painting and threading stalls.
Although it was a rather ‘wet’ day, despite all the teams best efforts, no one could beat ’Paddle Power’ who stormed down the Thames in just over 1 minute, although the runners up were simply seconds away. Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing and most exciting water sports you can take part in. With less than a year to practice, please come and join us next year for more splashing fun along the Thames.
On Saturday 24th July 2010 we held our 1st Summer Fun Day. Attractions included a white elephant stall, massage stall, face painting, children’s bouncy slide, coconut shy, tug of war and grand raffle draw, youth’s competition matches and children’s fun races. It was great day for all and ACF raised money for the Internally Displaced People of Sri Lanka.
Entering our third year of fundraising, ACF-YW wanted to ensure that crowds were drawn in.Deep in the depths of the River Thames, ACF-YW found a small but beautiful island fit to accommodate 200 people. Themed as Treasure Island, the evening was filled with a variety of hidden treasures, a luck dip, and a raffle with 10 fantastic donated prizes including a trip to Malta. Another hugely successful night for ACF-YW, raising over £2000. The proceeds from this event benefitted the internally displaced people (IDP) of Sri Lanka.
Our youngest Youth Wing member Christina found the courage to do a Tandem Skydive in October 2007. She raised awareness of our cause amongst young people in her age group whilst raising over £2000! It was a brave effort indeed.
Ensuing the triumph of the first event, ACF-YW was keen to complete their second event. Targeting a slightly younger audience an unknown challenge lay ahead. With the event name of Walk the Red, guests were invited to dress up as their favourite celebrities. Finally the star studded night arrived and in a secluded bar in east London, Alicia Keys and Audrey Hepburn danced the night away. The Moulin Rouge girls won best female costume while Ronaldinhio danced away with best male. Another tremendous night, which raised a further £1,000 for ACF-UK.
In 2005, the ACF-YW presented their first fundraising event, A Drop of Hope. Located in the heart of the King Henry VIII’s realm, the Lion Gate Hotel drew in over 250 guests. The debut dinner and dance event was extremely successful and raised over £3,000.00. Great raffle prizes were won and a Michael Jackson signed record was auctioned for £500. Following great review and positive feedback, ACF-YW became established and is among reputable fundraisers in the Sri Lankan youth community.