On 17 April 2016 I will be running the Brighton Marathon in memory of my Hockey teammate Charlie Hutton as part of Challenge Charlie and to help Team Hutton fundraise for the RNLI.

To find out how I’m getting on with my training and fundraising you can follow my blog at ChallengeCharlieBrightonMarathon.tumblr.com.

And you can donate on my giving page now at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FraserKenny

My giving page is linked to Team Hutton’s giving page so you can see how their total fundraising is going at:

 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/teamhutton 

Charlie packed so much into his short life but his true passion was Hockey. Many of the boys who played hockey with him wanted a tribute game to celebrate this passion and so The Charlie Hutton Hockey Festival was conceived and had it’s first inaugural games in 2012.

With the kind help of too many to mention the first festival was a huge success. The day has continued to be a celebration of what Charlie loved – the skill, passion and fun that make hockey such a great sport, with that competitive edge that makes it so enjoyable to watch.

The competition has been held at Charlie’s school, Whitgift, since the first festival. Each year has been a tremendous success for Charlie, Whitgift, all the players and the RNLI. And 2015, the last ‘official’ year the festival will be at Whitgift, proved to be equally successful and enjoyabl, taking Team Hutton’s giving page over the £30,000 funds raised mark. It’s over to the boys now to build on this so we hope Schools and Clubs will support the idea of games, and perhaps festivals again, in Charlie’s name so that CHHF and the spirit of Skill, Passion and Fun can live on.

To find out more about the festivals to date and updates, visit: charliehuttonhockeyfestival.wordpress.com

Charlie’s brothers, Tom and Sam, will continue fundraising through other events, and will always enjoy a fun game of hockey if invited, so the giving page will remain open as a continuing legacy to Charlie at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/teamhutton

Thank you for your continued support

Simon, Gill, Tom and Sam Hutton

A brave collective of Oxted Hockey Club members (past and present) took on the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within a 24 hour time frame.

The group raised funds for two reasons. Firstly, to commemorate the superb young talents of Charlie Hutton, and secondly, to raise funds for the Oxted Community Clubhouse project.

To find out how they got on read the challenge blog at: charlie3peakschallenge.tumblr.com

Or you can still donate via the giving page, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/teamhutton

From the 16th June (Mum’s birthday) until 20th September (Charlie’s Birthday) Sam ran everyday, the following distances:

Monday – 2km
Tuesday – 4km
Wednesday – 6km
Thursday – 8km
Friday – 10km
Saturday – 12km
Sunday – 14km

Over 97 days (Charlie was born in 1997) this added up to 772km, 1km for every week that Charlie lived his fantastic life. On top of this, each week culminated in 14km, 1km for each of his 14 amazing years that he lived. 97 days also equated to 14 weeks, his age when he died. Click here to find out more and link to the challenge charlie run blog: run.challenge-charlie.co.uk