Amazing fundraisers from schools, clubs and hockey players

England U16 Girls 2019
It's been truly inspiring to see how many clubs, schools and hockey players from across the country have come up with their own fantastic fundraising ideas to help raise money to aid the Covid-19 relief effort.

We've collated as many as we could find so check out these awesome efforts below.

Have we missed your club off? Just let us know by emailing stories@englandhockey.co.uk or messaging us on social media (@EnglandHockey) and tell us how you're getting involved.

University of Sussex Women’s Hockey Club
They are running, walking and cycling the equivalent distance between Land’s End and John O’Groat’s (1,407km) in just 10 days in order to raise money for Refuge and help those suffering from domestic abuse.

They finished their challenge in just eight days (with one player running 113km on her own) and have raised nearly £1,200. Find out more and donate by clicking here.

University of Leeds Men’s Hockey Club
With their planned tour to Croatia cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, these athletes instead ran the 1,251 miles they would have travelled to the town of Porec.

They completed their effort on 24 April and have beaten their target of raising £1,251 for NHS Charities Together. Help them get over the link by clicking here to donate.

Sheffield HC
Throughout April, members of Sheffield HC ran a minimum of 3km a day to say thank you to all the incredible frontline workers and raise money for NHS Charities together.

They’ve already smashed their initial fundraising target of £1,000 and have reached £1,767 at the time of writing. Find out more and donate by clicking here.

Latymer Upper School
Latymer Upper School’s senior squad set themselves a target to run as far as possible collectively between 13-20 April. In total, they managed an astonishing 905km between them (the equivalent of running from their school to the tip of the Scottish mainland) and raised £3,437.

You can still donate though by clicking here.

Godolphin & Latymer School
Players from the school’s 1st XI are aiming to run a combined 3,000km in 30 days to raise money for NHS Charities Together. They’ve already raised a staggering £6,160 but want to reach £7,500.

Help them achieve their target by clicking here.

Reeds School
Over the last two season, Reed School’s Hockey XI calculated that they’ve travelled around 1,500 miles across a 17-game unbeaten cup run.

As a result they are planning on running that distance in 28 days, finishing on 2 May as that’s exactly one year since they won the Notts Sport Boys’ Schools U18 T1 final.

You can donate to their cause by clicking here.

University of Warwick Ladies’ Hockey Club
On Sunday 10 May, 40 members of the club will be running 10km to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

They’ve already nearly reached their target of £1,000 but want to raise more. You can donate by clicking here.

University of Warwick Men’s Hockey Club
Another university side whose tour was cancelled, UWMHC are instead running, walking and cycling the distance from Warwick to Prague instead (1,440km).

They’ve now reached their target in terms of distance and raised nearly £1,600 for NHS Charities Together. Donate by clicking here.

James Fair
Between 24-25 April, former international goalkeeper James Fair and his fellow King Edward’s School, Birmingham teacher George Browning challenged themselves to see how far they could ride on a static bike in 24 hours.

So far they’ve raised £2,200 - click here to donate.

Alan Forsyth
The GB and Scotland forward raised a staggering £8,491 for the NHS by putting together a raffle where one lucky person won some very special hockey memorabilia of his.

Harry Gibson
England and GB goalkeeper Harry Gibson will be completed a marathon 12-hour catching challenge on 29 April to raise money for a local care home that looked after his grandma.

He is estimating to produce 15,000-18,000 catches during the time (replicating the 12 hour shifts many of our fantastic key workers put in every day) and wants your help to raise as much money as possible.

Find out more and donate by clicking here.

Hannah Macleod & Susannah Townsend
These two Olympic gold medallists took part in the #26OlympiansChallenge on Sunday 26 April alongside the likes of Becky Adlington, Tom Daley, Anthony Ogogo and Amy Williams.

Both of our athletes are raising money for MIND – click here to find out more and donate.

England U16 Girls
With their summer games against Belgium, Germany and Scotland all cancelled, the England U16 girls squad instead decided to run the 2,070 miles they would have travelled to reach the three countries.

In just over one week they’ve raised £2,752 for NHS Charities Together (well over their original target) – you can donate by clicking here.

Kingston Grammar School
The school’s U15A Girls’ squad are running from Kingston to Inverness (2,000km) between 16 April and 15 May.

In just over a week they’ve already beaten their original target of raising £4,000 – how much can they raise by the time the challenge in completed?

Donate by clicking here.

Timperley HC
A group of 24 players form the clubs will be completing a marathon every single day between them throughout May.

Even before this fantastic effort has started, they've already raised nearly half of their £1,000 target - how high can we get this to go?

Find out more and donate by clicking here.

University of East Anglia Men's and Women's Hockey Clubs
On Monday 27 April, these two squads combined to collectively cycle the collective distance from their university to Kennemer Hockey Strawberries HC in Amsterdam, where they were due to be touring this year, and back.

Within three days they've already achieved 1.5x their original target and have covered 861km out of 1,419.4km.

Check out their fantastic work and donate to NHS Charities Together by clicking here.

Bicester HC
Following the loss of a hugely valued club member, Bicester HC have been raising money for the Sobell House Hospice Charity.

They've already raised more than £3,000 and anything you can donate would be hugely appreciated. Find out more by clicking here.

Oxford HC

This club have been working with local businesses to help put together care packages for team-mates & their colleagues working for the NHS at the moment.

Find out more by reading our story here. You can also donate to help them continue to purchase the contents of the packages here.

James Gall and Hannah Martin
These two senior England and GB internationals also took part in their own #TwoPointSixChallenges to raise money for their chosen charities.

James walked 2.6km while constantly juggling a hockey ball on his stick (if he dropped it he had to start again) while Hannah completed 26 spins with her ball attached to her stick.

You can help James raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) by clicking here.

James Riley (Alderley Edge)
Another #TwoPointSixChallenge, Alderley Edge HC's James Riley ran a full 2.6m dressed in his entire hockey kit. That's some effort!

He's already raised £903 for East Cheshire Hospice - can we help him reach the £1,000 mark? Click here to donate.

Jennifer Thomas (Guernsey Hockey)
Having never run a marathon before, Guerney U18 captain Jennifer set herself the target of running 26.2 miles in her garden and completed it in less than five-and-a-half hours.

She ran approximately 635 laps of her garden to complete the feat and raised nearly £1,500 for Guernsey's Social Investment Fund, who provide charities struggling during the current pandemic.

University of Bath
Having had to cancel their planned tour to Rimini in northern Italy, the University of Bath instead took it upon themselves to collectively run 2,256m (the journey to the Italian town and back) as a team to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

They will be finishing their epic journey on 8 May and have already smashed their initial target of £2,000. Can they make it to £3,000 by the weekend? Click here to donate.

Buxton HC
Buxton's 1st XI have set themselves the challenge to run the 903 miles they travelled between games this season in just seven days.

They started on Monday 4 May and will be hoping to complete their journey on Sunday 10 May. They've already raised more than £200 but want to hit the £1,000 mark by the weekend. Click here to donate.

Old Cranleighan HC
Members of the club have been working together with the East Elmbridge Food Bank to put together food packages in support of the local community during the current pandemic.

We will be sharing more of their fantastic work later this week.

Cirencester HC
Between 1-31 May, Cirencester HC are planning on collectively running, cycling and walking a combined 40,000km in a 'Race Around The World' (which equates to 66km a week per individual if 150 people sign up).

They're doing it to raise money for Cirencester Foodback - click here to find out more and get involved.

Jack Waller
England and GB defender Jack Waller is part of an eight-strong team running 100 miles between them on Friday 8 May. Each individual will cover 12.6 miles each and they will complete it in a relay format.

Jack is hoping to raise money for Age UK and there's still time to help the group reach their target of £3,000. Click here to donate.

Crowborough HC
On 9 May members of Crowborough HC will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald by hosting a virtual hockeython.

As a club they will be moving a hockey ball constantly throughout the day, with each participant having to keep it rolling for 15 minutes before passing onto the next.

They're so close to reaching their target of £650 - let's help them get over the line! Click here to donate.

Oliver (Surbiton HC)
Between 8 April and 8 May, this youngster ran a combined total of 100km by charging up and down the hills around his house, completing at least 3km a day.

He did so to raise money for Cherry Trees, a charity who help children and young people with disabilities.

So far he's raised £850 but there's still time to donate and take him to the £1,000 mark. Click here to donate.

Witney HC
This club have certainly been bold in the challenge they have set themselves. Initially their women's 3rd XI wanted to walk/run/cycle the combined length of travelling to all their fixtures this season. But that soon evolved into the whole club coming together to run the length of the UK.

They weren't satisfied there though and have set themselves a second challenge of running the length of the famous Route 66 in the US.

Combined, that means the clubs would have run more than 5,000km between them!

They are raising money for the NHS by doing this and you can donate by clicking here.

Merton HC
On 28 April, youngsters from Merton HC came together to record 26 consecutive one minute hockey skills challenges as part of the #TwoPointSixChallenge.

There's still time to donate towards their cause and raise money for their chosen charities (NHS Charities Together and Childline) - click here.

England U18 Girls
Having seen their younger colleagues already do some brilliant work, England's U18 Girls' squad have set themselves their own challenge.

Having had their European Junior Hockey Championships postponed, the squad have instead decided to walk, run and cycle the 4,000km between Lilleshall and Kazan by 12 July.

They're raising money for NHS Charities Together and Medecins San Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders - click here to donate.

Charlotte (Cirencester HC)
Another hockey player who completed the #TwoPointSixChallenge, Charlotte completed 26 hockey challenges and released them on her Instagram account (@lottiehockey) for 26 hours.

She raised £400 for the Pied Piper Appeal, who helped her brother out while he was in hospital last year, but there is still a chance to donate. Click here to find out more.

Bridgnorth HC
Every year members of the club take on the Bridgnorth walk to raise money for Severn Hospice.

Unfortunately they can't go on the walk this year but that won't stop them. Instead, members of the club will join together this coming Bank Holiday Weekend (23-25 May) to run/walk/jog for 48 consecutive hours.

Find out more and donate by clicking here.