Our SupportersThank you for helping Anna Kennedy Online
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our supporters, we really appreciate all the support everyone has given us so far through donations, volunteering and challenges.
Anna Kennedy Online relies on the generosity, innovation and motivation of our supporters to enable us to fund many projects as we can and appreciate the time and loyalty it takes. Here are the individuals, teams, companies and organisations that have supported us and we would like to say a very big thank you.
If you think of a challenge and would like to get involved, click here to get in touch with us.
Please sponsor Ciara Curtis who is taking the Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday April 28th. Click here to donate, your support can help us change lives and continue to create more opportunities for children and adults on the spectrum.
Here is Ciara’s reasons to what inspired her and how brave she is:
“On Saturday April 28th I am partaking in the tough mudder half and I am fundraising for Anna Kennedy Online… why?? …In September 2017 my family received our little boys diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. It was a very daunting time for us and we suddenly realised we had this whole new journey in front of us that we knew nothing about and was completely unfamiliar with. We quickly learned that there was a major lack of support information and direction. Then we were introduced to Anna Kennedy and her team via my very lovely sister in law Lisa Robins. And suddenly it felt as though a door had opened into a wider community of understanding and acceptance support and advice.
We didn’t feel alone anymore. Anna and her amazing team gave us direction in a time of confusion and their help throughout our journey so far has been invaluable. So, I couldn’t think of a better reason to run tough mudder to raise funds for a charity so close to my heart and as April is autism awareness month, it’s pretty perfect timing. “AnnaKennedyOnline” is dedicated to promoting the inclusion and equality of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Condition throughout society raising awareness and offering help and support to individuals and families touched by Autism. Thank you for your support”
Please click here to donate this incredible lady.
Falck Services - 5K night Trail
Falck Fire Services UK organed an exceptional challenge that took place on 31st March 2018 where they ran 5K with a difference (in the dark) Night Trail which took into the watercourse, running along the Tees and seeing stars at night. They wore head torches to find their way through those woodland areas – they were incredible..
Simon Robins - the London Marathon
On 23 April 2017, it was the 37th running of the London Marathon, an annual mass-participation race held in London, England.
Simon Robins took on this challenge and completed it in record time – he was truly inspirational and amazing.
Jam Hair Salon
For the past few years, Jacqui Marola owner of award winning hair salon Jam Hair in Sanderstead, which is the best hair salon in Croydon.
Every year Jacqui organises both a Summer Soiree and an annual Christmas shopping and client appreciation event and all tickets are sold out on each event. The proceeds are donated to Anna Kennedy Online and this raises awareness within the community and promotes networking which we really appreciate and has helped us in many ways.
Ambant in Tough Mudder Challenge
On Saturday, 6th May 2017, nine of the Ambant team undertook and completed the Tough Mudder course in Colden Faw, Henley-on-Thames.
The 10.5 mile course had 25 extreme obstacles including ice baths and mild electrocution, with the Ambant team walking away with only minor cosmetic injuries! Anna Kennedy Online and we would like to thank everybody for their generous donations and support as this was so appreciated….
In July 2017 a Charity Zumba Extravaganza took place at Croydon High Sports Club! Bringing together the best of Zumba instructors plus fabulous special guest teachers ‘The Power Twins’ to provide the ULTIMATE Zumba Fitness Party – EVER!! 10 unique styles on one stage – hours of fun and Zumba madness and fun – with a cake sale and a Charity raffle!
We would like to say a special thanks to Leeann Lok for leading this and amazing instructors Grayce Joseph, Jelena Mirosnikova, Teresa Rusmi, Cherise Lindsey, Helen Woolley, Harriet Lovell and power twins Gabriel Borozescu & Adrian Borozescu for all your support.
Jumping off a mountain!
Since July 2017, one of our amazing supporters Jane Moorhouse did the unthinkable – she travelled to Babadag mountain in Turkey at approximately 6550 feet she jumped off via Paragliding for us, brave lady and a wonderful lady.
Since 2015, Sainsburys have shown us so much generosity and have donated refreshments to the annual Zumbathons and flashmobs. They have always given us vouchers for raffle prizes at various events and supported ‘Give Us A Break’ campaign.
They have been incredible to Anna Kennedy Online and we value their support greatly.
Ryan Wiggins - the 100 stop tube challenge
In October 2016, Ryan Wiggins took on a brilliant challenge to raise some funds for Anna Kennedy Online. Ryan is our patron and has Asprgers and did not like going on the tube, but he did it and was incredible.The first team to reach 100 underground stations dressed as superheros!!
Charity cake bake - BMW Park Lane London
Charity fundraiser in BMW was part of their #electricweek and Charity Champion Beverly Ann Guest organised a charity cake bake sale where Anna Kennedy met with our Patron John Paul Rick Horsely. Fantastic event and delicious cakes!
Summer Trio Flashmob
On 3rd July 2016,charity Anna Kennedy Online created a trio flashmob – we like to be different! Soul Symphony choir from Croydon started the atmosphere with a gospel sing off, followed by our supporters who were choreographed by Hannah Maxwell (Nuffield Health Studio Manager/Bird Gang Dance Group) who has been an avid supporter for many years.
The final showdown when the public thought it was all over until, 7 chairs were lined up and to everyone’s disbelief, none other than ‘Khronos Agoria’ – Britain’s Got Talent 2016 semi-finalists blew the atmosphere through the roof with their dynamic dance and flawless performance. A special thanks to Bernie Sawford who did the sound engineering and made sure it was on maximum and got Spitalfields Market dancing!
Top of Ben Nevis - flying the flag for AKO
In May 2015, our amazing supporter Adrijana Owen climbed to the top of Ben Nevis and waved the flag for Anna Kennedy online, now that is a unique way to raise Autism Awareness
In November 2015 a Charity Zumbathon took place at Norbury Primary School which was hours of fun alongside a cake sale and a Charity raffle!
We would like to say a special thanks to Leeann Lok for leading this and amazing instructors Patrick Sinclair, Ralph Sebastian, Marianne de Almeida, Teresa Rusmi and Estelle Iza Trini Mangroo for all your support.
Waitrose Sanderstead have been very supportive to us, they chose us for their Community Matters and was lovely meeting the Manager who is very supportive.
UB40 Support our Charity
In November 2014, legendary band UB40 invited Anna Kennedy exclusively as VIP guests to their fabulous concert in Dorking.
They met her afterwards which led to a great link and copious amounts of support for raising Autism Awareness and a wnderful video created for Give Us A Break Campaign, click here to see this anti bullying video. This link was created by our wonderful supporter Bernie Sawford, who goes out of his way to help and valued by us all.
Take off at 6550 feet!
In August Mala went to the top of Babdag mountain in Turkey and jumped at approximately 6550 feet via Paragliding to raise needed funds for the Charity.
A huge thanks to the generous donations from everyone, especially Bernie Sawford and Martin Meredith from UB40 who were big hearted with their phenomenal support.
Autism Awareness Flash Mob - March 2014
29th March 2014, our charity in collaboration with Nuffield Health Croydon, set up a stand to promote Autism Awareness. To make this day even more memorable and to kick start Autism Awareness month with a difference, both charities worked together to perform an exclusive and surprise Flash Mob in Whitgift Centre, Croydon to launch the beginning of Autism Awareness Month which also involved people with autism and the aim was to raise awareness and place a positive perspective on autism. Passers were mesmerised and taken by a complete surprise.
A BIG thank you to Hannah Maxwell for leading this in Nuffield Health in Croydon alongside Bird Gang Dance Group.