Do you want to fundraise for us?
Fancy a long hike? A day out on a bicycle or even hosting a coffee morning? What about setting up a musical event... there are many ways to raise awareness and money for our cause. Your imagination can be the catalyst for change.
We are always looking for passionate individuals and groups who would like to raise funds to allow us to continue to change lives and futures for men in difficult circumstances.
We ask everyone who wishes to fundraise for us to complete a fundraising agreement form and in line with our policies and procedures, it needs to be completed in full, submitted and endorsed in writing by us before fundraising efforts begin.
For more information please contact Katya at James' Place.
The James’ Place team are very keen to continue opening these much-needed centres in as many areas as possible across the UK. Currently the initiative is being privately funded by the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund, so any help to raise more funds, be it through awareness or fund-raising itself to keep the momentum of James’ Place going, will be hugely appreciated.
In December 2016, Harry Wentworth-Stanley, Rory Buchanan, Sam Greenly and Toby Fenwicke-Clennell, team Row For James, set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands and embarked on a 3,000 mile unsupported trans-Atlantic row to Antigua in the Caribbean.
The boys were taking on an ocean in memory of Harry's older brother, James, who took his own life in December 2006. The campaign was setup to enable the James’ Place initiative to become a reality and the goal was to raise £300,000. On reaching the finish line after 39 days, 4 hours and 19 minutes at sea, the boys had raised over half a million and came in second place behind world record breakers.
They took part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, and faced 50ft waves, hurricane strength winds and 40 degree heat whilst suffering from salt sores, blisters, sleep deprivation, sea-sickness and fatigue.
The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic.
Check out the blog of their epic story here
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THE GOEDHUIS WINE DINNER
On Thursday 22nd March 2018, Johnny and Laura Goedhuis kindly hosted a dinner for 300 people at The Savoy in London in support of James’ Place. The night consisted of wine tasting 2005 vintages, dinner and a live auction. The support from guests was overwhelming and £300,000 was raised on the night. We are so grateful to everyone who came and for their huge generosity. James’ Place is currently funded through private donations, so nights like these make all the difference to the growth of this initiative and the lives we will save.