The seeds of the St Martin’s Challenge were first planted in 2012 and initiated officially in January 2018 with two primary aims. Firstly, to support the most vulnerable people in our society through grants and bursaries. This has become even more important during the pandemic as many charities and organisations struggle with funding to maintain their vital services. Secondly, to recognise outstanding individuals who go beyond and above to support people in need. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all our supporters and donors who have helped us to raise over £50,000 since 2018 (and over £150,000 since 2012). I am also enormously grateful to my committee who help decide upon the most worthy recipients.
Although the St Martin’s Challenge was named after the 4th Century Bishop of Tours, we are not associated or affiliated with any religious organisation or denomination. We seek to support those in need regardless of religion, race, gender and sexuality.
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