Ultra Challenge Fundraisers
What challenge are you taking on for 2016? With the Ultra Challenge Series, you have a choice of 5 inspiring endurance events like no other, that you can walk, jog, or run in aid of The Lyla Nsouli Foundation. Whether it’s a 25km walk, a testing 50km, or the 100km ultra marathon run or walk – there’s a distance for all! These challenges are perfect for people of all fitness levels, offering softer options for beginners and the ‘ultras’ for those are really going for it, along with those in between!
These are all inclusive events with an extremely high level of hospitality, including regular rest stops approximately every 12.5km with drinks and snacks, a fully signed route (you won’t get lost!), and hot meals designed to keep you going. By taking part, you’ll be making a fantastic difference to the Foundation and we promise it will be a challenge you won’t forget! Passing by stunning scenery, meeting new friends and discovering hidden resilience & spirit, few can describe the elation at crossing the finishing line. For many participants, these are unforgettable events. From fundraising to training, it’s a journey from the beginning! Are you ready for a real challenge in 2016?
Sign up and fundraise for the Foundation at http://www.ultrachallenge.com/
Wishes and Witches 4th annual Halloween Event "Carn-Evil"
We recently held our fourth annual Wishes and Witches Halloween event. This year the event was attended by more than 700 guests and we are pleased to announce we raised more than ever before!
We held the event at a fantastic new venue and entertained the children with carousel rides, circus performers, unicyclists, jugglers, face painters, street dancers, incredible balloon modellers, Fun Scientists, the superb Sharky & George and "Just George". It was an amazingly fun afternoon for everyone!
We would like to thank all that attended and donated, we greatly appreciate your support.
Click here for a few pictures of the event Click here for a few pictures of the event
Climb for Cancer
The Foundation is grateful for the immense support it receives from donors all over the world but one notable mention for 2015 is Nizar Fakhoury, founder of "Climb For Cancer".
He recently completed the awe-inspiring '777' challenge - seven marathons on seven continents in just over 7 days – in honour of the Foundation and children across the world who are suffering from cancer.
Nizar ran marathons in Australia, UAE, France, Tunisia, the USA, Chile and Antarctica, and kept the Foundation's flag with him the whole way. We are inspired by Nizar's amazing feat and are so grateful for his efforts in raising awareness for The Foundation and paediatric brain cancer research on his journey around the world.
To view the achievements of Climb For Cancer, please visit their Instagram page or www.facebook.com/climbforcancer
Wishes and Witches Halloween Event (October 12th 2014)
The Foundation is delighted to be holding its second halloween event, "Wishes and Witches", a carnival of Halloween fun for the family, October 12th, from 2-6pm, at One Mayfair, 13a North Audley Street.
For tickets please click the following link: http://www.lylansoulifoundation.org/wishesandwitches
The Foundation would like to sincerely thank Sandip Vaghela for his wonderful support for The Foundation. Sandip and his family tragically lost their little girl named Freya, in March of this year, to DIPG. Freya was nearly 3 years old and bravely fought her illness for 4 months after a diagnosis in September 2013. In the past few months, Sandip has already raised nearly £10,000 for The Foundation, in Freya’s memory. To learn more please click on the following link http://www.justgiving.com/Freya-Vaghela.
We would also like to thank Tom Woodward for recently completing the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on the 13th April to raise funds for The Lyla Nsouli Foundation. Tom ran the London Marathon in memory of Freya Vaghela.
Finally, a sincere thank you to Remko Hilhorst for taking part in the Marcialonga, a 70km cross-country ski marathon in Italy. Remko undertook this great physical challenge to raise funds for The Lyla Nsouli Foundation and we are very grateful for his efforts and the contribution to the Foundation.
Save The Date
The Foundation is pleased to announce that our 3rd annual Halloween event, "Wishes & Witches" 2014 will be held on Sunday 12th October 2014. We will send out an email invitation closer to the date to advise on how to purchase tickets.
An Afternoon with The Gruffalo, with special guest Axel Scheffler
We very recently held a small fundraising event at The Electric Cinema – 'An Afternoon with the Gruffalo' on the 24th of April. Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of the world famous storybook The Gruffalo (now it’s 15th year since publication and translated into more than 40 languages) was a special guest at the event, which also featured a screening of The Gruffalo short film. He showed enormous generosity donating some of his incredible illustrations to help raise money for The Foundation. The afternoon was a wonderful, interactive and informal event where the children and guests were allowed to meet and chat with The Gruffalo himself and ask Axel questions about his illustrations while watching him draw.
Some images of the event can be viewed here
We would like to extend our thanks to Konditor & Cook, Lottie’s Bakery and Partridge’s for so kindly donating cakes and beverages for the event. Also a special thank you to Sharkey and George, and “George” the children’s entertainer for their continued support.