In line with our Vivid Vision, we organise an annual event (physically challenging) and all proceeds go to charity.
All of the AFL Team have a strong belief in giving back and passion for helping others. We are often doing fundraising events and it is a team effort for all the charity work we do.
Colchester Night Shelter
The Colchester Night Shelter helps local people in need of a place to stay, a hot meal and assists them getting back on their feet. They are a drug and alcohol free centre, with volunteers and staff, based in the Town Centre. They have 25 rooms for residents and a tenant introduction scheme.
Village Build Project
We are helping a hard-working couple in Colombia that gets paid £5 per day to shelter and feed their family. They lost everything during a house fire and now live in a temporary shelter that they built themselves. When they feel ready, they will pay it forward and help another family by building a house for or with them.
2019 – Charity Challenge – 14.5km Swim
This year, we completed a relay swim of 14.5km, which is the the same distance as the Strait of Gibraltar – Spain to Morroco. We achieved this challenge within our target of 14hrs.
2018 – Charity Challenge – 24 Hour Team Cycle
We travelled the longest distance as a team on a static cycle in 24 hours.
We had a team of AFL staff/ mentees/ members/ friends and family to help us raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities, which we actively support throughout the year and it was a resounding success. We raised a substantial amount of money that has been sent directly to our supported charities.