We're proud to announce that former Everton, Manchester United and England footballer, Phil Neville and his wife, Julie, are taking part in our inaugural Wonderful Week this September.
The Nevilles have pledged to cover a distance of 100 miles during the week - swimming, cycling and running - to raise money for their chosen cause, The Good Life Orphanage.
What's more, they are encouraging everyone to clock up miles, bake cakes, shave their heads, do some yoga or whatever it takes to support charities they care about. And the Wonderful Organisation guarantees that one hundred percent of cash raised reaches those charities.
Speaking on the announcement, Julie commented, "We are absolutely thrilled to be taking part as a family in the Wonderful Week, keeping us fit and raising much-needed funds for the orphanage."
We'd like to encourage others to join us in this fundraising initiative and do something wonderful for a charity close to their own hearts. - Phil Neville
Julie added "As well as raising money for children who need it, we want to make more people aware of the fundraising options available. It is now possible, through Wonderful.org, to maximise fundraising efforts and ensure that every penny reaches its intended cause."
Phil and Julie will be posting their progress updates on Twitter and Instagram using the #wonderfulweek hashtag from 2nd September.
Founder of Wonderful.org, Kieron James, who will be pounding pavements at the Great North Run for The Christie Charity, said: "In this day and age, losing five per cent of funds raised to sites like JustGiving - along with additional card processing fees - feels like a high price for charities to pay. That's why we charge nothing at all; we make no deductions from Gift Aid and, through the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors, we also cover debit and credit card transaction fees - ensuring charities receive every last penny."
"We're thrilled to partner with Phil and Julie for the Wonderful Week, working towards our shared goal of raising more money for all our wonderful charities, including The Christie and The Good Life Orphanage," added Kieron.
Run, cycle or swim - the choice is yours. You don't fundraise for profit and nor do we. EVERY PENNY raised reaches your charity.Start Fundraising
Of course, you can do anything you like to raise money, but if you're stuck for ideas, a small selection of events taking place during the Wonderful Week is shown below. Register for one and then create your fundraising page at wonderful.org.
As an end of summer sportive test, The Swan Cycle II pretty much has it all. Weaving around rural roads in the county of Worcestershire...More Info
From the same team that organise the Great North Run comes a series of shorter events, including this brilliantly organised 5k in Newcastle...More Info
The Dart 10k was the first 10k swim on the UK’s open water calendar, and 2017 is its eighth year. Be part of one of the most exciting challenges of the Summer...More Info
Take to two wheels and explore the rolling Chiltern Hills and quintessentially old english Villages, all made home by a beautiful bird of prey - the Red Kite...More Info
Back for 2017 alongside the Thames Path Challenge's main finish venue. It's a 10km loop through Remenham and starts/finishes at Mill Meadows...More Info
This is a sheltered, 1 mile long, lock to lock swim on the old Father Thames. Swimmers pass through the heart of Oxford, and the event is held in September when the flow of the river is much more gentle...More Info
When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. – Harold Kushner
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us Wonderful!