Blue dragon events

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We are a UK based fundraising team set up by students to rescue and support Vietnamese street children through the Blue Dragon Children Foundation

6th July 2024
7th July 2024

RUN FOR BLUE

The event will take place on the 7th of July 2024, a week into the summer holidays. It promises to be a thrilling day filled with exciting activities, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and lively music.

The Venue - Ludgrove School

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6th July 2024

Fundraising Event

Prizes for Top 3 Fundraisers:
1st Prize: New car (Value: £15,000-£20,000)
2nd Prize: Trip to Vietnam (solo/friends/family)
3rd Prize: Apple product

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Rescued 1,431 people from trafficking
Represented 261 people in court cases
Sent 6,314 kids back to school & training
Provided shelter to 1,668 girls & boys
Placed 445 teens in jobs
Served 672,359 meals
Built 262 homes for families
Reunited 769 runaways with their families
Obtained legal papers for 13,544 people
Played 3,490 games of soccer!
Rescued 1,431 people from trafficking
Represented 261 people in court cases
Sent 6,314 kids back to school & training
Provided shelter to 1,668 girls & boys
Placed 445 teens in jobs
Served 672,359 meals
Built 262 homes for families
Reunited 769 runaways with their families
Obtained legal papers for 13,544 people
Played 3,490 games of soccer!

261 represented in court case

Join the Cause
6th July 2024

Fundraising Event

Prizes for Top 3 Fundraisers:
1st Prize: New car (Value: £15,000-£20,000)
2nd Prize: Trip to Vietnam (solo/friends/family)
3rd Prize: Apple products

The event itinerary will be released and sent to all attendants prior to the event. Based on initial estimates, the event is expected to start at 11 AM and continue until around 6 or 7 PM. Please note that the exact schedule and duration of the event may be subject to change.

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July 7th 2024

The main highlight of the event is the race, is a 7.5KM run. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their stamina and endurance in this challenge. This event is open for those of all athletic ability, it doesn't matter whether you are an experienced runner or are a complete beginner; it is a fun run and nothing to take too seriously! The run is something to enjoy while you aim to push yourself in order to be eligible for the prizes, a very generous cut off time!

Please look at the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation website, this is the charity we are funding. They tackle the vast problem of human trafficking in Vietnam. They are based in Hanoi (the capital city) , the charity wants to spread across Vietnam, especially into Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ho Chi Minh City has a huge human trafficking issue, and our annual event will hugely support and build a strong reliable foundation for the Blue Dragon Charity to fight for the children!

The rest of the website contains all essential information

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Ludgrove School RG40 3AB

In order to be entered into the grand raffle, participants need to be able to raise £400 for this course. This is not a requirement for participation in the event or attendance but necessary for the submission of the raffle

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The Venue is Ludgrove School, Wokingham, RG40 3AB - Itinerary and other detailed will be published and sent to participants before the event. The deadline for fundraising is 7th July 2024.

Join us on the 7th July, 2024, for an incredible event involving around 20 schools, along with participants, friends, and family. Your mission? Raise £800 through sponsorships from famiy and friends. This will fuel your journey through a 7.5km race, with a manageable time goal of around 70 minutes. Beat this target, and you'll be entered into a grand raffle with exciting prizes (check out our list for details!). Plus, there are rewards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the race, as well as a special prize for the top fundraiser.

£800 secures two raffle tickets and has a significantly positive impact.

But here's the real impact: £800 can save one person from human trafficking in Vietnam. Your efforts matter. And it's not just about hitting the target; we encourage you to aim higher, surpassing £800 to make an even bigger difference.

Every participant will receive certificates acknowledging their contributions. And for those who truly excel, there's a chance to visit the Vietnamese embassy in London—an extraordinary opportunity. The awards include: 6 Certificates – Gold, Silver, Bronze – Awarded to fastest timings – 3 for boys, 3 for girls. Certificates given to all participants in three tiers:
- Gold Award for raising £400-
- Platinum Award for raising 800
- Diamond Award for Raising £1000+

Don't worry if you need support reaching your fundraising goal. We're here to help, ensuring inclusivity for every student, regardless of their background. Let's come together, make a tangible impact, and be part of something truly meaningful.

6th July 2024
Music

Get ready for an entertaining day!

We are delighted to announce an engaging program for our forthcoming charity event, designed to offer an enjoyable day with music and refreshments. While our dedication to supporting the Blue Dragon charity is at the heart of our gathering, we also value the importance of relaxation and joy. We invite you to join us for a wonderful evening among friends, celebrating and contributing to a noble cause.

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Drinks

Get ready for a delightful evening of drinks!

From a well-stocked bar offering a variety of beverages to an array of food trucks and vendors serving up delicious bites, it's an event designed for a perfect blend of flavours and fun. Join us for a memorable night of mingling and music—all promising a fantastic time!



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Prizes

Get ready for some prizes!

We're allocating a significant portion of our budget to prizes, recognizing their impact on fundraising. The value lies not in numbers, but in the collective effort to make a positive change .

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Opportunity

Opportunity to see friends and meet new people!

Get ready for the event of the year! Join us for a day of fun and friendship with over 20 schools participating. This is not just an event; it's a celebration of new connections and shared moments. Discover the chance to meet interesting people and make memories with your friends. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity – mark your calendars for a day filled with excitement and fun!

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Prizes

We believe in the power of generosity and the allure of fantastic prizes to drive support for our cause. At our events, we spare no effort in offering incredible rewards to our participants, recognizing that these prizes serve as powerful motivators to rally individuals and communities around our mission.

We rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and the dedication of our participants to help us reach and exceed our fundraising goals. Together, through corporate sponsorship and the collective efforts of our supporters, we are confident in our ability to successfully secure these prizes and make a significant impact on our cause.

Join us in our journey to make a difference, and together, let's create meaningful change while enjoying the thrill of amazing rewards!

Fundraising

Welcome to our Fundraising page! Here, we outline how you can get involved in supporting our cause and participate in our event while making a significant impact.

We understand that fundraising can seem daunting, but we're here to provide extensive support to help you reach your goal. You can email us directly at info@bluedragonevents.co.uk . We prioritize inclusivity, and exceptions can be made once you've reached out to us.

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Fundraising

How to Fundraise - Just Giving

1. Use this link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/bluedragonfunrun2024
this takes you to the Blue Dragon Fun Run 2024 Campaign page which you can create a page off.

2. Click "Start Fundraising" and complete the next steps until you reach the last page. - Creating an account (if needed) and setting up a page

3. Lastly, it is crucial participants click the last box before launching page, enabling us to contact and award tickets - Keeping in touch box

If there are any problems , please contact our team which offers full support for everyone!

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How to get £400

Raising £400 may seem daunting, but breaking it down into manageable steps can make it achievable. You can reach out to parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends for support.

For instance, asking 20 people for £20 each or 10 people for £40 can quickly add up.

We're here to offer support and guidance along the way. Contact us with any concerns, and we'll respond within 12 hours.

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Why?

Why Fundraise

Embarking on this fundraising journey is not just an opportunity to meet a financial target; it's a chance to immerse yourself in an experience unlike any other during your student years.

By participating, you are gaining access to a unique blend of avenues for personal development, skill enhancement, and a real-world impact on the global stage. What sets this opportunity apart is the grand scale of our event – with sponsorship bringing in exciting  prizes, live music, and an abundance of delicious food and drinks.

The event will be a melting pot of diverse individuals, including participants from 25 other schools and fascinating personalities, such as the CEO of the Blue Dragon Charity. It's an extraordinary chance to give back, make a difference, and partake in an unforgettable occasion filled with music, great company, and the satisfaction of contributing to a meaningful cause.

Don't miss out on this unique blend of philanthropy, celebration, and making a positive impact on the world.

Join us, and let's create lasting change together!

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Meet the Team

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Co-Founder

Arthur
Gordon-Harris

Co-founder Arthur's journey began in 2023 when Tissot invited him to Vietnam, sparking a transformative experience. Collaborating with Blue Dragon Charity, he met Vi, a former street child, whose story deeply moved him. Inspired by this encounter and a heartfelt moment with children, Arthur committed to creating change. Partnering with Tissot, he envisioned an annual fundraiser in England, offering students a unique experience. His goal: to revolutionize student events, fostering cultural exploration and support from 20 diverse schools, unmatched by others.

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Co-Founder

Tissot
Gia Hung Do

Tissot has enjoyed a long journey with Blue Dragon from working with the charity through his secondary school to more recently volunteering and directly getting involved with the foundation’s works. For long, it has been a goal of his to create a lasting contribution towards the mission and goal of the charity, expanding the message globally. Together, he and Arthur drafted the plan for an annual fundraising event in England centered around the involvement of students from schools across the UK. Through this, Tissot hopes to further raise awareness to Blue Dragon’s cause and its operations whilst creating a student lead network that aims to ignite change locally and globally.

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Head of Events

Arabella Mackenzie

Arabella joined the Blue Dragon event team at the start of the project in the summer of 2023. She collaborates with other members of the Blue Dragon to assist organize our event and locate representatives from all backgrounds from across the UK, supporting inclusivity and focused development to achieve our ultimate charitable aims. She is looking forward to assisting others in contributing to worthy causes such as the Blue Dragon in Vietnam. Through fundraising for our event, she hopes to make a difference in the lives of many young people who have been harmed and to help restore a safe and welcome environment for them.

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Head of Fundraising

Edward Elliott

At just 17 years old, Edward Elliott, the head of fundraising for Blue Dragon, exudes ambition and resilience. A student arriving in the sixth form with a sports scholarship, Edward is driven by a deep-seated passion for making a difference. He is immensely proud to be part of the Blue Dragon team and is excited about the opportunity to visit the country, delve deeper into the charity’s mission, and surpass the ambitious goal of raising £100,000. Edward's dedication and enthusiasm are palpable as he navigates the challenges ahead, determined to leave a lasting impact.

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Contact

We work hard to make sure to answer everyone single message within 12 hours. Any questions are welcome and we love to offer help to anyone especiall in terms of achieving sponsorship for the event.

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info@bluedragonevents.co.uk.


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