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Graeme on Mount Kilimanjaro June 2004 On a Fund raising trek for SCOPE

News of forthcoming events will be found here as well as links to stories about events already held.


Paris Marathon 2009

On April 5th 2009 Becky Walker, a friend of Rachel from University, completed the Paris Marathon and raised £1,065 for Team Graeme. More details and photos are available by clicking here Paris Marathon 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro 2008

9 of the 10 members of The Team Graeme Memorial trek to Mount Kilimanjaro reached the summit on 10th October 2008 where some of his ashes were scatterd. The trek was a fitting tribute to Graeme and both physically and emotionally exhausting for everyone. More details are available by clicking here Kilimanjaro 2008

2nd Team Graeme Balloon Race

We held the 2nd Team Graeme Balloon Race on Friday 8th August (08/08/08). Please click here Balloons 2008 for full details.


Graeme's good friends James and Jo Stout organised a Ceilidh with Pie & Pea supper on Saturday 5th April at Stockton Cricket Club. The event raised £360 and was enjoyed by everyone. Further details are available here Ceilidh Report

Tea Party

The week beginning March 10th was the SDBTT Brain Tumour Awareness Week and the charity asked if anyone would arrange Tea Parties to raise funds. Lulu Parsons, who works with Rachel at Covington & Burling in London, arranged a Tea Party in the office and a raffle and these have raised £600. Original indications suggested that over £500 was possible and this certainly proved to be the case.

This is a fantastic achievement but apparently the final total was originally only £599.17 and so Lulu dug deep in her purse and added the extra 83p to make the final total a nice round sum. Many thanks to Lulu for this and especially for taking on the responsibility of organising the event and everyone there who contributed to the success. A big thanks to Miki Living who persuaded several nearby restaurants and bars to donate raffle prizes. Miki can get reservations at most restaurants and obviously provides them with lots of business so was able to use her considerable charm to good effect. We don't have full details of the raffle prizes but are confident that they would be definitely worth having. A big well done to Rachel for making a carrot cake that was so good it was all eaten before she had a chance to have any! When you next come home Rachel we will make you one!

This £600 took our total fund raising to just short of £6,000 since we started the fund in April 2007. A tremendous effort by everyone.

Team Graeme Memorial Tree Planting

The planting of five trees in memory of Graeme near Guisborough in North Yorkshire took place on Sunday February 17th. Full details of the event are available by clicking here Tree Planting

Wedding Gift Donations

An extremely kind offer was made by John Kennedy, who was at University with Graeme, and his fiancee Michelle. They asked friends to make donations to Team Graeme instead of giving them wedding presents.
For more details please click here Wedding Gift Donations

Previous Events

Below is a list of other events that we have held and brief details of them all be found here Previous Events.

More complete information on several of the events can be found by following the links below.

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Jake's Australian Bike Ride November 2007

Race Night 16th November 2007

Memorial Football Games 27th October 2007

Memorial Football video

Billingham Job Centre Tombola October 2007

BUPA Great North Run 30th September 2007

Star Wars Watchathon Sunday 29th July 2007

Team Graeme Launch Party 21st July 2007

Launch Party Photos

Balloon Race 21st July 2007