Team SGSNY vs NYC

As current St. George’s Society interns, Grace Owen and Aslam Siddikhan lead the Society’s Mountbatten Fundraising Committee. They give an update on goals, progress and their experiences along the way.

Few things would inspire us to do exercise on a Saturday morning. However, for St. George’s Society, we make an exception.

This Saturday, we will be leading a team of enthusiastic Mountbatten interns through the trials and tribulations of New York’s toughest obstacle course, the NYC City Challenge all to raise funds for St. George’s Society.

#TeamSGSNY will be jumping over police cars and crawling through mud immensely exciting.  Training began in June, and the (much-needed!) support from family, friends and St. George’s members has been phenomenal.

The team is dedicated to raising funds for St. George’s charitable programs, and we are honored to be a part of such a meaningful cause. #TeamSGSNY is fast-approaching our $5000 target, and these funds will go directly to improving the lives of New York’s most needy. The charity enriches the lives of the young and the old, by preventing homelessness, providing hope and supporting academic dreams.

We know this challenge is going to be tough. Some members of the team are more experienced runners than others, but we will support one another through each and every hurdle, ensuring that everyone reaches the finish line.

Aslam says: “This is the first large-scale event I have been part of, and I’m really looking forward to it. I know I have worked hard in many areas leading up to the event – from training to reaching out to family and friends who are British or have a Commonwealth background, to support a cause I personally can relate to.”

Grace says: “The Mountbatten Committee’s enthusiasm has been incredible, and we have a 16-strong team taking part. I’ve organized a number of fundraising events in London, but this is certainly the most physically demanding one I’ve been involved with to date!”

We are hugely grateful for all the support we have received, and are looking forward to tackling Randall’s Island’s obstacle course on Saturday (and the well-deserved beer afterwards!).

 

If you would give us some last-minute support, you can donate online. Thank you!

Giving Just Got Easier

St. George’s Society is thrilled to announce we will be launching a new fundraising platform this coming August.

Classy is a one stop shop that houses membership renewals, event registration, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising all in under one roof. This in an effort to maximize our fundraising potential and therefore our ability to provide vital assistance to people in need.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

  • Classy offers a more user-friendly platform, allowing you to register for an event, renew your membership or donate to the Society with ease.
  • More ways to support St. George’s! Upgrade your membership, pledge a monthly donation or host your own event or campaign only a few steps.
  • You can access your giving history, update membership details, and manage your recurring donations via an online portal.

Executive Director, Anna Titley, shares that “We are thrilled about the transition to a more comprehensive, user-friendly platform that will optimize member’s experiences and develop new ways in which they can support our charitable programs.”

Keep an eye out for upcoming developments.

Great British Scavenger Hunt

Have you got what it takes to find all things British in downtown Manhattan?

Saturday 5th August 2017
Starts at 10:30am
Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden
10 Hanover Square

Grab your friends and explore downtown Manhattan with St. George’s Society and the latest technology platform from Wildgoose! Unlock questions and complete challenges that will lead you to the finish line and a bevy of prizes.

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the final location.

$20 per person
Children (under 12) are free
Maximum team size is 4 people

REGISTER TODAY

For any questions, please contact us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

All proceeds support the charitable programs of St. George’s Society of New York.