Charity Quiz - Edward Ditcham
Edward Ditcham began fundraising for charity in 2015 when he started raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of his Grandfather who had passed away that year.
Ed decided he didn’t want any other families to go through what he went through. Ed’s mum kickstarted the whole thing and asked him to assist her in raising money for the charity through a touch tennis tournament which raised over £2000.
Ed then decided he wanted to help his local community and raise money for Alzheimer’s. He completed various jobs such as dog-walking and lawn-mowing for some money, which was then split between the charity and his pocket money. He then started running small events, the first being a charity quiz which also raised money for Alzheimer's and was a great success. Following on from that, in the same year (2017) he ran a Mince-Pies and Carols evening at the church in Buriton. With these two events and the various jobs Ed completed, in 2016/2017 he raised a total of £2001.39 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
In 2018 Ed is raising money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Rowans Hospice in memory of his Grandmother. St Wilfrids’s were so kind and compassionate towards his family during the final weeks of her life so he wanted to give something back. As well as completing various jobs, Ed ran another quiz night which raised a whopping £651.20, bringing his current 2018 total to £1231.30.