Twilight Runway Challenge Raised £6000 for YAF

Published: Thursday 16 June 2016 by CMPP

396 people, ran, walked, skipped, hopped, jumped, cycled, skated or wheeled the length of TAG Farnborough Airport Runway on Saturday 4th June 2016.

This annual event organised collaboratively by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, now in its fourth year, raises money for the Community Matters Partnership  Project's (CMPP) Youth Aspirations Fund (YAF). CMPP is a collaborative project of private and public sector organisations working together to support the community, 

After the airport's operations ceased for the day participants, including Brandon O'Reilly, the CEO at TAG Farnborough Airport, completed the 3, 5 or 10 kilometre course which took the challengers across runways, taxi ways and jet parks by their preferred method.

The youngest participant was Seb Rastall, who at just 7 days old took part in the family event with mum Anthea and dad Ollie.

Ollie Rastall is the Managing Director of Source Supplies and one of the funding Associates of the Community Matters Partnership Project. He said: "The Twilight event is just a brilliant opportunity to do something community focused - as a family. The atmosphere is always fantastic with everyone in great spirits, ready to participate together in this unique opportunity"

Representatives from across CMPP, alongside their families and friends raised a staggering £6000; simply by paying an entrance fee to take part. The money raised will be added to the YAF grant pot which, with the money raised from the Twilight, now contains an amazing £22,720 of money raised by CMPP Partners. 


Applications to CMPP's Youth Aspiration Fund open every October in order that local community groups, charities, not for profits, schools and individuals may apply for funding for projects that will help raise aspirations in local young people.

Christine Eustace, Project Manager of CMPP and Director of Community Engagement at The Sixth form College Farnborough said: "The YAF will grow throughout the year as organisations like TAG and the College host events that raise money for the community. In July CMPP host their annual summer social event at The Village Hotel in Farnborough and have partners participating in a charity sky dive with the Red Devils which we hope will provide a further £10,000 for the YAF." 

The YAF, which was created by the CMPP last year has already funded nine creative and innovative projects in the borough, including the provision of equipment for disabled young people, funding for projects supporting vulnerable young people living in areas of deprivation and large scale events that inspire young people to be consider their futures.

If you would like to help us raise money for the YAF or if you would like to apply for YAF funding please give us a call! 

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