Simon Foulkes, managing director of RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS, the UK’s official supplier of licensed children’s characters, completed the St Raphael’s Hospice’s first ever ‘I’m a Director…Get Me Out of Here!’ fundraising challenge which took place last month at the Old Ruts Rugby Club in Wimbledon. Simon managed to raise of £1,400 which will go on to support local families living with life-limiting illnesses.
Together with other team red “camp-mates”, Simon went head-to-head against team blue in a series of hilarious and stomach-churning challenges in the “jungle”. The directors took on bushtucker trials to raise funds for the hospice, and each one of them were pushed to their limits dealing with creepy crawlies and unusual food delicacies - including fisheyes, lamb tongues, vomit fruit smoothies and fermented egg-spresso martinis! The courage the participants have plucked up in raising important funds for the local community is worthy of high praise.
“It was a truly unique experience! I have to admit to being incredibly nervous the night before but the support from the rest of my camp-mates, friends and colleagues from Rainbow made the whole day utterly unforgettable. Collectively, raising just under £19,000 for St Raphael’s Hospice was the greatest achievement and even made slurping down the vomit fruit smoothie worthwhile - never thought I would ever say those words in a sentence!” comments Rainbow’s Managing Director, Simon Foulkes.
St Raphael’s Hospice is a wonderful hospice which serves the local community. For over 30 years they have been providing expert hospice care for people in Merton and Sutton at no charge, aged 18 and over, irrespective of their race or religion.