Young Gloves 2020 Charity Smile For Joel
26th June 2015 38 people were murdered in the Tunisa Terrorist Attacks, 3 people sadly from the same family.
That was Joel Richards along with his Uncle and Granddad. They were killed on the first day of what should have been a family holiday.
I knew Joel was on holiday there and when I heard about the shootings I messaged him to see if he was OK – You never think these things are going to affect you!
How wrong was I?
I met Joel whilst studying at University of Worcester and he became a wonderful friend who I’ll always remember.
I was absolutely horrified and to this day still feel like Joel was cheated out of his wonderful future which I know he would have had.
2020, with your help we aim to raise our biggest amount to date!
Our target is £5,000-£10,000 for Smile for Joel, honouring and remember all those that didn’t come home on that tragic day and helping others to deal with the loss of family members through murder.
We have T shirts and Wrist bands available to be worn at each event 2020 a “Just Giving” page to monitor where we are in terms of funding. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ygk2020
Many events planned including the Worcestershire Half Marathon.
Check out Calendar 2020
I want Joel’s smile to continue and live on in all of us.
I know that Joel will be smiling on us all now, looking at what we are all achieving because,
Together We Achieve More.
2020 events to raise funds include
- 16 Jan Modern Street Defence
- 26 Jan Box For Joel
- 28 March Coffee Morning
- Easter Egg Competition
- Sensei Justin & Samantha Sponsored Half Marathon
- Run For Joel Fun Run (5k or 2k walk)
- Bag Packing
- Walk With Schools
- 5 Sept Stourport Carnival
- Halloween Dress Up Week
- 22 Nov Annual Karate Competition
- 12 Dec Awards and Disco
- Smile for Joel Ball