Fundraising stories Need a bit of inspiration? Read the stories from our amazing fundraisers Three is the magic number "On reaching the last marker the safety crew were really encouraging so I headed for the slipway to get out – through yet more knee-deep, sludgy silt. The advantage of breaststroke was it kept me above it nearly to the water’s edge, but still had a few feet to wade through (I had silt in my toenails all day!)." One ton marathon "He wanted a goal that would push him to the limit of strength and endurance, both physically and mentally, so when a friend mentioned Ross Edgley’s 2016 car pull challenge, he was sold!" Mel's marathon "I’ve watched my friend cross the London Marathon finish line and now it’s finally my turn. I’m so excited for the buzz of the day but most importantly having the huge honour of being a Family Fund runner at their first ever London Marathon… and mine!" Road to Kilimanjaro "Reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro was the strangest feeling. For one second, I forgot that I could not breathe well, I wanted to take photos, but tears were running down my face." Sharon's 1940's Tea Dance "All her guests enjoyed the night and got involved with both the dancing and the history. "I was buzzing for a good few days after, and not only that, but the fundraising total at the end!" Sharon raised an incredible £1,301 for Family Fund." The sky is not the limit "To my surprise, the plane ride was not as awful as I had imagined. By this point I was strapped to a thankfully solid man called John in four different places. And, because I had no other option; I leant back against his chest, the wind whipping around our small plane too loudly for conversation to be totally possible and enjoyed a 25 minute cuddle with a total stranger."