Fundraising & Events

2018 Events

Stroll Along The Prom 2018

Once again we will be taking our annual sponsored “Stroll “. We hope to be joined by the pupils of Brunswick School as part of their “Dare to be different” initiative. Please come along to Palace Pier on Sunday the 16th December at 12.00 noon to join us / sponsor us / cheer us on.

(Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Click here to donate to this event – Stroll 2018

Hove Park Carnival / Rottingdean Fete / Saltdean Fayre

We will be at Saltdean on Saturday 14th July – Come and see us!

At Rottingdean we raised more than £230!

Our stall at the Hove Park Carnival on May Bank Holiday Monday raised £180.

Hove Park Carnival May 2018

2017 Events

Stroll Along the Prom

On Sunday 3rd December, we walked from Palace Pier Brighton to Hove Lagoon with friends and supporters of Working Together-Congo.

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To everyone who supported us on our Stroll. With the help of Natasha, Janine, Evie-joy-Taylor Gerri-Jo and Issy we raised over £1600. A special thank you to Dianne Bonser who’s generous £500 donation has now put us up to a total of £2100.

In September of this year, with our support, our sister charity Congo Action finished the construction of a block of three excellent brick-built classrooms at Kavumba school in South Kivu, The Democratic Republic of Congo. This money will go towards the next block of classrooms to ensure the future of this brilliant school.

2014 Past Events

Saltdean Gala

We shall be at the Saltdean Lido with the Lions once again for this years Gala on the 18th of July.

Rottingdean Fayre

Saturday 13th June. In a very pleasant spot in the Kipling Garden at Rottingdean Green we raised £155. Once again the tombola proved to be very popular and boosted our takings tremendously.

Hove Park Carnival

We managed to raise £170 on a pleasant May Bank Holiday Monday. Although we were selling jewellery as usual we also had a Tombola which proved a great success and is something we intend to repeat at other Fete’s and Carnivals.

Worthing and Shoreham Street Collections

In April Dave Deanne and Janine collected £123 in Worthing. On a cold windy day in May at Shoreham, Jake collected £130, half of which he put in himself. Many thanks to all concerned.

Stroll Along the Prom

1475916_778604092176703_8744722347428294848_n[1]On Sunday 28th September a group of Working Together – Congo supporters walked the three miles between Palace Pier Brighton and Hove Lagoon and raised £597.25.

Many thanks, and a big well done, to Rosemary, Ann, Chris, Steve, Richard, Kym, Deanne and Dave.


Saltdean Lions Gala

WTC raised £101 selling jewellery at this year’s Saltdean Lions Gala.  This traditional gala has been running for well over twenty years, and as a regular event has become increasingly popular over the years with it now being one of the highlights of the summer season in Saltdean.  Thank you and well done to all who helped out on the day.

Jane Bailey’s Epic Open Water Challenge!! 

CONIST SWIM 1_225Well done to Jane who swam one mile in Derwent Water on the 22nd June. The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Derwent Water is the opening event of the series and Jane has now successfully swum in all three events, each time raising money for WTC. Jane raised £160 for WTC.

You can still sponsor Jane at the the link below;

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence 

Working Together Congo was delighted that two of its Trustees met with with BVES head Murhabazi Namegabe in London on the 12th  June. The hour long meeting was to discuss WTC’s continued support to BVES, get an update on the situation in the DR Congo and to pay respects to an inspirational leader for the work he does.

BVES head Murhabazi Namegabe who has dedicated his life to the promotion of children’s rights in the DR Congo, was in the UK to attend The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence which was held at the ExCel Centre in London.  The summit, which was the largest international event ever held on the issue of sexual violence in conflict,  was hosted by Angelia Jolie and William Hague and attended by more than 140 world leaders.

Bungee Jump

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWell done to Sarah & Rosie who did an amazing Bungee jump on the 2nd May.  Sarah & Rosie are student volunteers and between them they have raised over £1,000 for WTC.  You can still sponsor this event at;-

Lilac Lark – Withdean Park,

WTC raised £50 at the Lilac Lark which is a Brighton Festival Fringe event organised in conjunction with Brighton Lions Club. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Hove Carnival – 26th May 2014

We raised £25 selling dress jewellery at this years Hove Carnival. Thank you to those who battled the bad weather in support of WTC.

Rhyme and Rhythm – A night of Songs, Poems and Stories

Thank you to Richard who raised £76 at the Rhyme and Rhythm evening at the  Westbourne Pub on Thursday 27th March. door.

Katie Matthews – 14 day Challenge 

Well done and thank you to Katie, who is a student  who has helped to raise awareness of the situation in the  DR Congo by living on a typical Congolese diet for 2 weeks in March this year.  Katie has also participated in various fundraising events at Sussex University and various street collections.  Katie has raised £380 for WTC.

Katie’s fundraising page is at

3 km Swim

Eugénie Girardeau is a student who is swimming from  the Morbihan’s bay in Brittany, from Arz Island to Arradon, which is about 3km.  Eugenie is raising awareness and money for Working Together – Congo.  All at Working Together Congo wish Eugenie the best of luck.  Please sponsor Eugenie at:-

Thank you to:-

  • Eugenie, Sarah, Lola and Jake who collected £221 at our street collection in Lewes on February 22nd.
  • Victoria who raised £360.00 for WTC by “going dry” in January
  • The teachers and children who raised £540.00 for WTC on World Book Day

Older Events

Portslade Village Fete

Portslade FeteWe had a stall at the Portslade Fete, selling jewellery that had been donated to us, and we raised £47. Unfortunately the weather was against us, the only rainy day for weeks…

Street Collections

During the year we have had several collecting days. Worthing (April 2013); £370. Lewes (May 2013); £339. Brighton (July 2013); £113. Shoreham (August 2013); £112. Special thanks to Richard Jake and Roger for their help with these.

Jessica Scully from Sussex Uni.

In April of 2013 Jessica organised and took part in a sponsored walk through Wales, with her boyfiend, raising over £800.

Brunswick Festival

Working Together Congo had a stall at the family friendly Brunswick Festival.  This was a great way to raise awareness of the work we do and sell raffle tickets.

Ullswater Lake Swim

Well done and thank you to Jane Bailey who on July 15th 2012  took part in the Epic Lakes event and swam one mile in Ullswater Lake raising funds for WTC.

 Hove Park, Lions Carnival

We had a stall at the Hove Park Carnival on the 4th June, Bank Holiday Monday and raised £126 by selling  Jewellery, Games and enticing the crowd, including the Mayor, to play “Whack the Rat”.

The stall also had a selection of leaflets outlining the work done by Working Together-Congo and this attracted £35 in direct donations.  The cost of the pitch and all prizes were also donated by loyal supporters.  Thank you and well done to all involved.

Christmas Fete

Working Together- Congo held a Christmas fete on the 10th December which was a great success. Together with the raffle it raised over £1,250, which will pay for the schooling of 110 Congolese children for one term.  A big thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Prize Raffle

Our Fundraising Officer and Trustee, Janine, worked hard in organising our first Christmas raffle which proved to be very successful.


Congratulations to Jane Bailey who took part in the Turkish Hellespont 2011 Swim in August, to raise funds for Working Together Congo.

Stroll Along the Prom

On Sunday, 22nd May 2011, a group of supporters walked from Brighton’s Palace Pier along the Promenade to the Lagoon, which is about two and a half miles.

Many thanks to Roger, Richard, Jill and Dave who between them raised over £400.

Swim Together for Congo

Jane, Kelly, Sharron and Michael all raised money for our work with Congolese Children by swimming Coniston water.  Between them they raised over £1,000. This money has paid toward school equipment and clothing for children who have been re-instated in education and local communities.  A big thank you to all who supported and sponsored this event.