Fundraising for Charity
MGF Register Charities
Since 2005 the MGF Register
has supported a nominated charity throughout the year.
The Charity has been chosen by the Region organising the main
Charity event of the year but is now chosen by the Committee
who nominate charities with one to be chosen by the Chairman.
The MGF Register has raised & donated
for Charity since 2006
Guide Dogs is the charity that the MGF Register is going to support in 2016.
The Regions will be collecting donations at various events throughout the year but the best method to donate is through our charity page as that will allow UK tax payers to gain Gift Aid to boost their personal donations at no cost to yourselves. We loose the Gift Aid option if we do a general collection so to ensure the tax man gives us the best deal for the charity, donations made through the charity page are the best option for the charity.
A little about Guide Dogs …….
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.
We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.
Further information can be found on Guide Dogs web site: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/
Our donation page can be found at
As previous years, donations through the MyDonate page will allow you to claim Gift Aid on personal donations. This will allow us to raise more money for Guide Dogs with the tax man making an extra donation to the charity at no cost to yourself.
Chairman, MGF Register.
Further details can be found >HERE<
Previous Fundraising :- Charities that we have supported and how much we have raised. Some years we have raised funds or donated to additional charities and these are shown as well.
2006 – Prostate Cancer Awareness
Tim Morris on behalf of the MGF Register
The first ever MGF Register charity event was called “eFFing the bridges” and took place in the Bristol area around the two Severn Bridges. Finishing at Dyrham Park & House in Gloucestershire the event raised £500.
Additional fundraising was carried out with the help of
MGF Racing driver Martin Wills and Gary Steele from the charity.
2007 – Parkinson’s Disease Society
Phil & Lorna Brindley, Heart of England
The Charity Run took place in the Cotswolds and ended at Studely Castle raising £500.
2008 Norfolk Hospice
Sean & Claire Rankin, East Anglia
The Charity event took place in Norfolk with a run from Sandringham to Hunstanton raising£325 which was doubled by Lloyds Bank, thanks to organiser Claire Rankin ,
a total of £650.
2009 – Stoke Mandeville Spinal Foundation
Rich Stone, South Mids Sportsters
For the first time we held an additional main event, the Arctic Circle Run on the M25 in winter, at night, with the hoods down. Our second charity event, the Steaming Charity Run, held in May added to the pot. It is also the first time we have used the Just Giving website to raise more money in Gift Aid. So far with our two events we have raised £1027.60 plus £105.77 in Gift Aid on the website and £105 cash donations making £1238.37.
This has taken us over the £1000 for the first time in our fund raising history.
Chiltern Air Ambulance
£20 Register donation at the Abingdon Country Show
Stew Griffiths on behalf of MGF Register.
2010 – RNLI
Organised by Adrian Clifford & Andy Phillips – Essex Region
The Register held two main fund raising events for the RNLI in 2010. The first was a repeat of the Arctic Circle Run and also the Essex Run. Most fundraising was done for the RNLI in general but the Essex Run was specifically for the Burnham Boathouse appeal.
Dave Kerley added £750 to the fund by having two white stripes on his MGF signed at various events throughout the year and was our top individual fundraiser.
This year was a record breaker for the register and we raised £3198.13 including gift aid.
2011 – Help for Hero’s
The Register held two main fund raising events for H4Hs in 2011.
The chairman’s run visited Bleinham Palace whilst the London Tunnels and Bridges run, raised more cash for the charity.
This year we raised £1876.88 including gift aid.
2012 – Hard Top Relay – Whiz Kids
The Register held two main fund raising events for Wizz Kidz in 2012.
The Chaiman’s run visited Bletchley Park and a Hard Top Relay around the regions and into Europe helped raise the funds.
This year we raised £3472.52 including gift aid.
2013 Macmillan Cancer Support
The Register held fund raising events for MacMillan Cancer Support in 2013.
The Chairman’s run visited Lliffe House, and in August we joined the MGCC’s Anglia Centre for the second Thames,Tunnels and Bridges Tour.
There was also ‘The Adventures of Dave the Bear’ whereby members took a teddy bear called ‘Dave’ on holiday’s around the UK and Europe which helped raise funds for the charity.
This year we raised £3,887.81 including gift aid.
2014 AGE UK
The Register held fund raising events for AGE UK in 2014.
The Chairman’s Charity Run was from the Market Square, Abingdon to the STEAM Museum in Swindon.
In addition to some regional fund raising, we also, we also had ‘Holly’ a special white MGF vvc model which members were invited to take for a spin in their cars to raise funds for AGE UK, ‘Holly’ visited such places as St Georges Hospital London, Ilfracombe Devon and Brown & Gammon showrooms to name just a few.
This year we raised £1,584.20 including gift aid.
2015 Dementia UK
The Register held fund raising events for DEMENTIA UK in 2015.
The Chairman’s Charity Run started in the Longbridge area early on the Sunday morning and it was to the Black Country Living Museum. The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley in the West Midlands of England.
In addition to some regional fund raising, Dave Tynan also raised donations for the charity by printing Vehicle Register certificates which were made available at MGF20 & in Germany on the Niederrhein Tour
This year we raised £1,944.08 including gift aid.