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20 March 2024

Joe Cappai (Al. 2002-17), Georgie Withers (Se. 2002-17) and Rachel Jeffrey (Se. 2010-17) running Brighton Marathon 2024

The team, who have been firm friends since their time at Brighton College, are now coming together to raise funds for Mind and British Heart Foundation. 

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19 February 2024

Chris Terrill (Al. 1965-70) to run Brighton Half Marathon on crutches for RNRMC

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Ambassador aims to complete his 46th half marathon, and his first after hip-replacement surgery. 

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11 January 2024

Olivia (Polly) Hutchinson's (Wi./Fe. 2004-09) charity, Prosper achieves charitable status

Prosper is a small UK registered charity (no. 1205480) operating in Sierra Leone.

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21 March 2022

TogetherUkraine: Brad Vanstone (Sc. 2004-09) spearheads organisation supporting Ukrainian refugees

TogetherUkraine is a grassroots organisation, set up by Brad Vanstone (Sc. 2004-09) and a number of his friends, raising funds and providing humanitarian support to Ukrainian refugees.

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13 May 2021

Kate Bull (Wi. 2008-2010) takes on the Hackney Half

Kate Bull is training for the Hackney Half Marathon to raise money for a trigeminal neuralgia awareness charity.

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26 February 2020

Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) inspires pupils and teachers to support decimated town in Australia

The Head Master was very pleased to hear from Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) who, having moved to Australia for university, started a crowdfunding page to raise money for the town of Cobargo in New South Wales, which was decimated by the recent bushfires.

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25 January 2019

Mr Connor is fundraising for Martlets

It has been five years since Jeremy Connor lost his mum to cancer. As in previous years, he is running the Brighton and London Marathons in her memory, raising money for the local Marlets Hospice in which she passed away.

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23 October 2018

Old Brightonians conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity

We are all very proud here at BC to hear that Alenka Abraham (Fe. 2000-03) was successful in reaching the top of the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 5895 metres, in efforts to raise funds for three causes very close to her heart. 

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04 April 2018

Brighton's first "Bubble Festival" set up by Bradley Westcott (Ha. 1999-02)

‘What if all guns blew bubbles’ I said to myself as I fired my bubble gun into the sky one sunny May afternoon in 2016. As I gasped at the simplistic beauty of the idea, I knew that there was something special in there, a possibility. I made a promise that I would bring this possibility powerfully into the world.

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28 March 2018

Help Louis Rivet (Le. 2007-12) build Micro Hydro Power systems in the Philippines!

This summer Louis Rivet will be volunteering with Engineers Without Borders to construct and renovate Micro Hydro Power systems in the Philippines, to provide electricity to rural communities. Without this electricity, local school children have insufficient lighting to study after dark, and community health clinics are less able to cope with patient demand.

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15 February 2018

Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma's (Se. 2012-16) skydive!

Last year, Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma (Se. 2012-16) Appleby returned to the College to talk to then U6th in chapel about the importance of well-being.

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13 August 2017

Swimming the English Channel in aid of MND Association

Our Deputy Headmaster, Steve Marshall-Taylor, and Housemaster of Ryle, Graham Kennedy are swimming the English Channel for MNDA. 

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16 May 2017

Jack Faulkner (Le. 2003-08) has rowed across the Indian Ocean!

Jack Faulkner (son of Jill Ward (Fe. 1978-80)) and friend Ted Welman have finally reached land after 56 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes after casting off in Gearldton, Australia. The pair completed this incredible rowing journey in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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02 May 2017

After 20 years, Tony Hawks' (A. 1976-78) is back in Ireland with his fridge

Tony follows up on his hugely successful bestseller "Round Ireland With a Fridge" with his new adventure "Once More Unto The Fridge".

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13 February 2017

Josh Stirling (A. 2010-15)'s University of Kent Charity Jailbreak

My name is Josh Stirling, I attended Brighton College for five years, leaving in 2015. I am currently at the University of Kent, and am about to embark in a charity event called Jailbreak.

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01 November 2016

Nick Muston (Du. 1975-80) appeals on behalf of Grassroots Suicide Prevention

I am a trustee of a charity called Grassroots Suicide Prevention and I would be grateful if you could spare a minute of your time to help save a life.

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01 April 2016

Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14) is running the London Marathon for Blind children UK

Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14), who many of you will remember came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition in 2013, is running this year's London Marathon for the charity Blind Children UK.

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22 February 2016

Jack Maughan (Ab. 2007-09) in International Canoe Race for Support Our Paras charity

Now an officer in the 3rd Batallion, The Parachute Regiment, Jack is going to attempt the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, an extreme 24 hour canoe marathon over 125 miles. The race runs from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster Bridge in London, and is regarded as one of the hardest endurance events in the country.

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09 September 2015

Theo Stainer (Ab. 2006-11) is raising funds for Balloon Ventures

Over the past 6 months Theo has been travelling, via local buses, from Cape Town to Addis Ababa gaining a better understanding of international development efforts in particular regions. This has led to his involvement with Balloon Ventures: a new social enterprise project aimed at creating sustainable economic development through bringing business skills taught in the U.K to British citizens, to Kenyan or Ugandan entrepreneurs in their country.  

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28 August 2015

Shoreham Air Disaster Sponsored walk in aid of Robert Eaton Memorial Fund

Following the truly awful tragedy that unfolded during the Shoreham Air Show that took the lives of so many - including young footballer Jacob Schilt as he travelled to play for Worthing United - the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund is organising a sponsored walk from the crash site to the Worthing ground, thus covering the journey that Jacob didn't finish.

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30 July 2015

Launch of Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition with Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01)

Ollie Phillips, Old Brightonian, rugby player and adventurer has been challenged to form a team to take on the arduous Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition in November 2015 and trek 150km unsupported across the Namib desert to the Skeleton Coast, in support of The Endure Foundation.

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27 May 2015

James Bianco (Le. 1989-94) running for Encompass charity

Old Brightonian James Bianco has secured a place in the Brighton Marathon 2016 and will be running for Encompass – The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust. The charity was set up by the Braden Family in memory of their son Daniel (Ry. 1987-92), who was killed in the 2002 Bali terrorist bombings.

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12 April 2015

Brighton College Pupils & Alumni running the Brighton Marathon

Every year we are delighted to note the ever-increasing numbers of current and past pupils of Brighton College who defy common sense & doctors' orders to pound the streets of our great City to the benefit and greater good of others. This year is no exception & we proudly list here those that have come to our attention so far... if you are planning on joining these brave souls please do let us know as soon as you can!

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09 March 2015

Katie Jones (Head of Careers, Brighton College) needs your support (and offers cake!)

This April I will be running my first ever marathon. I am not a runner, so this is particularly a big undertaking for me, but I am doing it to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the UK; around 55,000 people are diagnosed each year - that's one person every 10 minutes.

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16 February 2015

Michael Lee (Ab. 2012-14) is fundraising for wildheartsinaction.org

I am now participating in the "Deloitte Micro Tyco Charity Challenge 2015". My team and I are representing University of Bristol and we need to raise as much money as we can; we are only given 1 pound as the startup capital. My team is raising money for a charity named Wildheart, which aims to promote the development of micro-finance.

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05 December 2014

War veteran, prolific fundraiser David Owen (B. 1945-48) finally starts to slow down!

"I now am 85 and will be (partially) retiring, as indicated below May 11th, at the end of the year as promised. The partially bit in brackets means that (unless requested) I will not be attending any large venues with my bucket.

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24 October 2014

Charity Week 2014 Raffle

The upcoming week marks this years annual Charity Week where students across the nation raise money in aid for orphans and children in need all around the world. This year Brighton College has organised a raffle and you can get your tickets for only £5 and be in with a chance of winning a week in a 3 bed pool villa at Karma Kandara in Bali, a week skiing at the Alpen club in Bavaria and other amazing prizes.

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12 October 2014

Jane Haviland (F. 1979-81) is running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for Guild care

This weekend I will be taking part in a couple of runs as part of the Sussex Living Marathon - this means I am doing a 10mile run on Saturday followed by a 10km run on Monday (I thought about doing the 10mile run on Sunday as well but am not quite ready for that - next year!). Then, assuming all goes ok this weekend, in October I'm taking part in The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2014.

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23 April 2014

Tamzin Merchant (F. 2000-05) lives "Below The Line"

Dear Friends, starting this Wednesday April 23rd I will be living on $1.50 per day for 5 days in a row, to raise awareness of the 1.2 billion people in the world who live in poverty every day of their lives.

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02 April 2014

Report: 5 miles of madness - sponsored swim by Richard Brightwell (Al. 1970-75)

ITS OVER! It started at 6am this morning, and by 10.45am it was all over! Stamina wise I was fine, but a few old rugby injuries started to make themselves known after about 3 miles.

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13 February 2014

The 2014 Brighton Half Marathon - please support Brighton College admin team member Nicola Goldsmith

Good luck to all BC parents, pupils, staff and of course Old Brightonians running in the Brighton Half this weekend.

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24 January 2014

Tony Hawks' (A. 1976-78) "Devon Coast to Coast with a Pig" - report & video

I've done it! I've cycled from coast to coast with a small pig and rasied a lot of money for the Tony Hawks Centre, Moldova - thanks to your generosity!

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16 January 2014

Justin Marsham (S. 1979-83) undertook the longest ski race in the world for The Neuroblastoma Society

I completed the White Ring Ski Race (Der Weibe Ring) last Saturday in a respectable time of 1:08 minutes (official 1.18) without injuring myself or any one else. The pain in my legs has finally passed but the memories of the day will last a lifetime! Thanks to your generosity we have so far managed to raise an incredible £6,200 towards the Neuroblastoma Children's cancer charity.

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03 January 2014

Luke Appleton (BCJS. 2005-08) completes the gruelling Tough Guy endurance event in support of the Bremer family

I travelled up to Tough Guy in Wolverhampton on Saturday 26th January with Jess and Mum, and two of my school mates, Yiannos and Conrad who were also doing the run. Dad (Joey Appleton (D. 1979-84)) bottled out as he was still in plaster recovering from ankle ligament surgery. Some excuse! We woke up on the Sunday morning to be greeted by the great British winter weather, high winds and pouring rain. Just what we wanted! Our bravado from the previous weeks now turned to apprehension as the race time grew ever nearer.

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28 November 2013

Ryle Boys - Charity Fundraising for Crisis at Christmas

The boys of Ryle House are aiming to raise awareness and funds for the charity Crisis, which helps the homeless.

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15 November 2013

Ashlea Branch-Parker (A. 1994-08) to climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for "Moving Mountains"

I'm raising money to spend just over two weeks out in Kenya / Tanzania to teach English, Maths and to build shelter/accomodation for those who tragically had their homes taken away from them and are currently 'living' in Shanty towns.

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30 October 2013

Brighton College's "Charity Week" drive - Raffle tickets on sale now!

Many thanks to OB John Spence (L. 1975-80) for donating the top two prizes for the pupils fundraising efforts. Three of our terrific Upper Sixth boys (Osaid Ather, Junaid Mahomed and Varadh Kalidasan) are promoting various fundraising events this week. Alongside events held in universities and colleges across the country the boys hope to raise as much as possible for orphans and other children who find themselves in need, often in war-torn parts of the world.

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12 September 2013

"Gone to the dogs" - David Gold (S. 1986-91) is raising money for Battersea Dogs Home

Prior to attending the Heads of School Dinner on Saturday 14th September, David Gold (S. 1986-91) will be spending the night at Battersea Dogs Home... PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP BATTERSEA DOGS HOME.

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21 May 2013

A marathon effort by Joe & Chris Carter

OB heroes, Joe Carter (S. 2002-07) and Chris Carter (S. 1999-04) have done 7 marathons in 7 days and Ed Doyne Ditmas (D. 1999-04) has also been an absolute hero, doing 5 marathons in 5 days.

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22 April 2013

A big thank you to Old Brightonians from Alex & Miriam Bremer!

UPDATE: I am very sorry to report that despite the very best efforts by the clinical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital our darling daughter lost her fight with cancer on 5th July 2013 - just 2 days after her 2nd birthday. My wife, Miriam, and I would like to thank Old Brightonians everywhere for the extraordinary support shown to us over the last 6 months.

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14 April 2013

Head of School Cameron Dashwood (H. U6) report on the Brighton Marathon

I set out from the overcast start line at Preston Park with Ned Lloyd (H. U6) and William Ramsay (R. U6) just after nine. We all settled into a steady pace, and the first thirteen miles through central Brighton, out to Rottingdean and then back to the Pier flew by. Fatigue started to set in as we ventured out into Hove, and the sunshine that we had previously longed for now wasn't quite so welcome.

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19 March 2013

Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06) is looking for sponsorship to continue his professional golf career

Tom Hayward (D. 2002-06), former Brighton College pupil and first class honours graduate is entering his second year as a tournament professional. Having only been playing the game since Oct 2010 his progress to date has been impressive, competing upon The UK's developmental tours and in Asia. In 2012 Tom recorded six top 25 finishes, three of which were top 5 positions.

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05 March 2013

Nigel Best (S. 1974-79) cycling for charity

In 2011 my 21 year old son Ian was diagnosed with minimal change kidney disease, which resulted in his kidneys not processing fluid correctly and resulting in him swelling from 13 stone to 18 stone as a direct result of fluid retention. He underwent a year of chemotherapy and steroid treatment and is now thankfully in remission.

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13 July 2012

Brighton College alumni cycling for Daniel Braden (R. 1987-92)

Old Brightonians Guy Bidwell (R. 1987-92) and Josh Brett, (R. 1987-92) will cycle from Brighton to Lands End in memory of their school friend Daniel Braden (R. 1987-92), who was killed in the 2002 terrorist attacks on Bali, Indonesia. Their trip will mark ten years since the bombings, which killed 202 people. Having grown up in Brigton, Bidwell is now a GP at Oak Medical Centre and The Haven and will be joined on the trip by Josh. The pair will be raising money for The Encompass Trust, a charity set up by the Braden family after the death of Daniel. Encompass brings people together from across the world to challenge stereotypes and increase cross-cultural understanding.

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05 July 2012

KIDZ KLUB Brighton & Hove

4 years ago we founded a Christian-based local charity called Kidz Klub Brighton & Hove. Our main work is to run activities for children and young people across the city in partnership with local churches. Every week we run 3 Kidz Klubs and 2 youth groups. The average total weekly attendance is 200.

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05 July 2012

London to Paris Charity Cycle Ride for Georgia Lewis (F. 2007-09)

Hello! My name is Georgia and I was a member of Fenwick from 2007-2009. After leaving Brighton College I went to read Physics at Magdalen College, Oxford, where I've just finished my finals - I'm now anxiously awaiting the results!

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