SWITZERLAND – Full Charge Ahead For S4K

full charge ahead

February 9th 2014

Following their successful fundraiser “Going the Extra Mile on Horse Bikes and Foot”, Claudia and Patty, raised $360 for Patty’s beautiful photographs of horses, a few of them are posted below. In addition to this Patty and Claudia have also donated $396 from their “Daily Money” during 2014. Thank you both so much.

P horse 3 P horse 2
P horse 11 P horse 7
P horse 5 P horse 6

GERMANY – 2nd biathlon for S4K


Update – February 7th, 2014
A huge thank you to ‘Action For S4K’ for completing their second biathlon and raising an amazing $700 for Sanctuary For Kids.Participants in this energetic event were Carmen Heeger, Claudia Oynhausen, Michaela Zacher, Natascha Solito, Claudia Heidemann, Michael Hoffmann and Bea Lang. Thank you all so much.

January 17th – January 18th 2015
The 2nd edition of the #S4K Biathlon Workshop will take place at Nordic-Schule Notschrei, Passhöhe 6 in 79674 Todtnau, Black Forest, Germany.

On Saturday there will be 2 x 2 hrs of training for cross-country skiing, followed on Sunday by a 3 hrs training session for laser-shooting and technics. Followed by the big finale of a  “Just-For-Fun” Biathlon-Relay!
Here is your chance to explore this exciting sport!

Registration-Deadline for participants is Thursday, January 8th 2015.
For more details send an email to ActionForS4K@gmail.com or get in contact via Facebook or Twitter.
Special rates are availabllyof  €80 instead of €137 for the workshop and equipment!
The hotel also offers a special deal: €40 per person a night in a double room, including breakfast. The group will be staying for two nights. Friday – Sunday.

If you can’t take part, but would like to support the group? Great! they can be sponsored directly via www.sanctuaryforkids.org, stating #BiathlonForS4K_2 in the comment field and emailing them a copy of your PayPal receipt. – Deadline for donations is Monday, February 2nd 2015

POLAND – 2 More Fundraising Concerts

Patrycja Kubiak and the Cooperate Orchestra have two more concerts dedicated to S4K scheduled for November 30th and December 1st!

This are the 7th and 8th concerts they have performed for S4K and we are so grateful! This is a huge symphony orchestra, mixed and childrens’ choir and some really fantastic pieces of film music. This time they will perform soundtrack fragments from Star Wars, Shrek, The Patriot, Chicken Run, and Signs.

What a wonderful and enjoyable way to support S4K. Thank you so much.
cooperate battles

GERMANY – Socks For S4K

October 24th, 2014 – We apologize for not mentioning this sooner. Claudia Oynhausen wanted to raise money for S4K and so she knitted 35 pairs of socks which were sold at AT7 and raised $280. She also intends to knit more sock for AT8……On her birthday in June she asked for donations to S4K instead of gifts and a $120 was donated. Thank you Clauda, love the socks and your generosity.

 GERMANY – Action For S4K – Swim For S4K”

Update January 4th, 2015 – Total raised for the swim – $1,125 Awesome.
Update November 29th, 2014 –

Adding up everyone’s individual distance – instead of a mere 4000m relay the Team collectively swam 16.6km or 10.5 miles in 01:46hrs. 664 (25m) lanes

The Team: Swimmers: Bea, Claudia, Patrizia, Carmen, Tanja, Kathrin, Vera, Angelika, Frank – Accountants: Roman and my Bea’s MumFoto: Johannes

As of today – the total is $850 and counting. Congratulations everyone! Fantastic

October 20th, 2014 – Beatrice Lang is once again exerting herself (literally) by continuing her “Action for S4K program with another “Swim for S4K” .

On November 22nd Bea will be swimming 4K = 4000m non-stop (only mini-breaks for a fews sips of water every 500m). In addition her friends came up with the idea of swimming a 4000m relay. So it is also a team effort, which is marvelous. We love the idea of team challenges, they are fun and we so appreciate it when friends want to be involved. Bea’s Mum will be offering moral support by cheering them on. “Go Team Go”
For more details – contact @ActionForS4K on Twitter or Facebook

Time and Date: Sunday, November 22nd / 15:00 – 18:00

Location: Hallenbad Kemnat, Hagäckerstrasse 42, 73760 Ostfildern (near Stuttgart)



USA – Raising S4K Awareness In Chicago

Update: September 15, 2014 – The fundraisers Kyla and Krystle raised an impressive $1,800 for S4K at the Chicago Con. this was a terrific initiative – we are so pleased that your efforts were rewarded and we thank you both very much.

August 14th, 2014 – Kyla and Krystle are doing a fundraising event to benefit S4K in Chicago after the Stargate Convention on August 17 – if you are attending the convention – go down to the Directors room on the lower level of the Westin O’Hare hotel at 7 pm and check it out.
chicago con 2014 fundraiser

SWITZERLAND – Going The Extra Mile On Horses, Bikes & Foot.

Update: August 14th, 2014 – looks like a lot of fun was had by our fundraising participants. Check out the Extra Mile update

June 27th, 2014 – On the 26th July, Claudia and Patty have organised a special “Going the Extra Mile with S4K” event. There will be about 20 to 30 people riding horses, bikes or walking the extra mile. This will be followed by a barbeque. An entire fun day dedicated S4K. We look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing all about it. A great way to support our event. Thank you so much



UK – Walk To York For S4K

Update: August 14th, 2014 – WOW! These hardy people – raised an amazing $3,000 for their efforts. The hike took it’s toll on our intrepid explorers, who suffered  with sore feet, blisters, and aching muscles but what a wonderful result. THANK YOU.

June 27th, 2014 – Sophie Orchard and a group of friends will be walking from Leeds to York (approx, 25 miles) on July 26th. All proceeds from this sponsored walk will be going to S4K. Quite the hike, but very scenic. Good luck to you all and we hope you all have really good walking shoes, or lots of Band-Aids!  Many thanks.


GERMANY – Concert For S4K

Update: October 1st, 2014 – The concert raised $213 in donations to S4K – thank you so much Iris, the organizers and of course the audience.
August 14th, 2014 – Iris Hachtroudian, a very talented singer/songwriter, is planning a small concert at the Havanna Cocktail bar in Stuttgart in aid of S4K.on September 28that 7 pm. If you live in area, please support Iris and S4K – I am sure you will have a very enjoyable evening.

SWITZERLAND – S4K Beaded Bracelets And Keychains

June 27th, 2014 – Manuela Sophia Santos is making this beautiful beaded bracelets for S4K. Each bracelet is individually made to fit your wrist size. They take some time to make and she would like to get a $20 donation to S4K for each one, this price includes shipping. S4K Keychains are also available. You can contact Manuela through her Facebook page.

GERMANY – Skydive For S4K 

June 27th, 2014 – Kathrin Siegmund is planning a tandem skydive in support of S4K. She plans on doing this in April/May 2015. However, in order to be able to do this she has to first lose 25kg of weight. (This is in addition to the 20kg she has already lost.) as the maximum allowable weight for this skydive is 95kg. We wish you all the very best luck Kathrin, keep us posted on your progress. Thank you for your support.

AUSTRALIA – Rainbows Of Love And Ripples Of Hope

June 27th, 2014 – The lives of Nicole Gillespie and Joke Van Laere crossed through their commitment to S4K – and they have been inseparable ever since. They decided to combine efforts and celebrate their friendship by raising money for S4K. So…… in March 2015, they are planning a 100k non-stop hike in under 30 hours in Brisbane (this is the challenge), followed by a 5-day trek in Nepal (this will be the celebration).  How wonderful,  we look forward to following the progress of this ambitious quest.

USA – Woodwork And Crafts

June 6th, 2014 – For AT events 4,5,6 and 7 and TSE Susan Haugh made 2 wall clocks and 6 or 7 wood puzzle boxes, which all together raised a little over $3,000 at the auctions. More of her work was sold at a silent auction and combined with the profits of several thousand that she donated from her craft shows, she has been exemplary supporter of S4K. Her work has included all kinds of hand painted wooden boxes and objects, wreaths and candle arrangements for and Christmas. Here is a small sample of her work, We cannot thank you enough Susan. Your work is delightful.



GERMANY – Teamwork – Fishing For S4K Auction + Action For S4K

June 5th, 2014 – Team members of ‘Fishing for S4K’, together with ‘Action for S4K’ raised $1,550 at an auction held on May 30th in Dusseldorf during the weekend of Fedcon.  A huge thank you to all. Your unwavering support is lauded and applauded.



NETHERLANDS – Photograph of Amanda

May 5th, 2014.- Jessica De Vries is a photographer and recently she sold an Amanda Tapping print that she had taken at AT7. This beautiful photo raised a total of $140.00CAD. All proceeds went to S4K. Thank you Jessica it is very much appreciated.

jessicas photo

POLAND – 6th Fundraising Concert In Poland

UPDATE – May 25th – $1650 was raised for this performance – thank you so much Patricia Kubriak and the CoOperate Orchestra, your continuous support means such a lot to S4K.
May 3rd, 2014
 – “Triumphant Return”, a concert by “The CoOperate Orchestra” will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2014. This is the 6th time they have performed a concert for Sanctuary for Kids. They have raised thousands of dollars for Sanctuary for Kids. Usually they perform one concert but due to popular demand they are performing two evenings. Wish we could be there and we cannot thank them enough for their support!

triumph orchestra


April 30th, 2014 – Thank you so much to Hub Productions, Australia for generously matching $1,700  raised at the conventions in Perth and Adelaide for a total of $3,400 (Cdn)  for S4K. It is so appreciated.

CANADA – Infinity Scarves

April 30th 2014 – Kim Fila from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada started sewing infinity scarves in November 2013.  At AT7 she donated  the money she had made. She sold them for $10 Canadian each to people all over the world. The total she raised was a very impressive $1,600 Thank you so much Kim, your scarves are fabulous.
me with scarf

AUSTRALIA – Cross Stitch Masterpiece

April 30th, 2014 –  Last August we mentioned Joke Van Leare from Brisbane Australia, who did “Rainbow Run for Mila” – dedicated to her young niece who had sadly passed away. Joke raised $2672 for S4K for that event.  Recently she donated this amazing cross stitch ‘picture’ which took her 9 months to complete. It was auctioned off at AT7 and raised approx. $900 for S4K . Thank you Joke for your amazing dedication and continued support.

Joke crossstitch

USA – Corded Bracelets

April 30th, 2014 – We mentioned Tina Nowatchik’s corded bracelets back in 2012 – They cost $5 each and she has donated all the proceeds from them to S4K. They have been sold at Gabit events including AT7 and shipped to people around the world. She believes she has made over 600 bracelets for the charity since she started. That is a lot of work…..A supporter of S4K since 2009 she has been involved in various fundraising initiatives including a weight-loss program which raised $450 – Thank you Tina we really appreciate your very loyal support.


SWEDEN – Angies Designs

April 30th 2014 – Angela Malmberg designs t-shirts/hoddies/phone covers etc. So far she has generously donated $250 to S4K from her sales, with another $60 coming in shortly – Thank you so much Angie ….You can view all of Angies designs on the Redbubble website by clicking on the pictures

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CANADA – Birthday Gifting

April 16th, 2014 – Young SAM JOHNSON – asked his friends to donate  to “Sanctuary for Kids”, instead of giving him presents on his 6th birthday! because he wanted to give to children less fortunate than himself.  The total amount of donations came to an amazing $310.00  – Thank you so much Sam – that was very generous of you!  and we hope you had a very Happy Birthday.



April 16th, 2014 – Our favourite and fabulous photographer – Dennis Ilic together with Ken Meere, generously donated $450.00 to S4K.

Thanks guys, you are awesome!


UK – Costume Sale

April 5th, 2014 – Big thank you to Claire Cowan who donated the proceeds from the sale of some costumes to S4K

Claire’s made $85 at Chevron 8.1 in the UK and a further $115 at a private sale. $200 total. Very generous and much appreciated.


GERMANY – Biathlon For S4K

Update April 23rd, 2014 – Total money raised by Bea and her team $1,577.00 – Wow!
Update March 18th, 2014– Yea!  – Bea Lang and her team of athletes completed their biathlon at Todtnau in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest. Bea and her friends – Carmen,Tanja. Vera, Rena, Heidi, and Manuela, cross-country skiied their way across the snow. Falling down – then jumping up to shoot the targets, laughing a lot I am sure! ALL FOR S4K.  What a challenge – well done people! Thank you also to the hotel Gersbacherhof and Nordic-Schule Notschrei – ski school that helped sponsor this event. 

Biathalon After


CANADA – “From Kids To Kids With Love”

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 – 4pm at Hillside Baptist Church

870 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Tickets at the door: Adults $20, Children free

Concert followed by reception

All proceedings are going to Sanctuary for Kids

“The main inspiration for our concert “From Kids to Kids with Love” came from the idea of my students, the children with all the necessary resources to thrive, helping out others who are less fortunate, by performing and sharing the love of music. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for us to give back a little of what we’ve been given. It helps us to keep perspective on what is most important in life, as there is no greater value and satisfaction that comes with helping others”.

Thank you so much, this is so heartwarming.

from kids to kids

AUSTRALIA – Climbing Everest For “Hope”

Beginning – March 1st, 2014 – Marnie, Michelle, Hanna and Jen will be climbing Everest base camp for baby “HOPE” at Nepal Orphans Home.

“This two week gruelling trek will test our determination and commitment and knowing we have everyone’s donations to hand deliver to Hope at the end, will give us the strength to achieve this monumental challenge. We would love your support by donating as much as you can to this wonderful cause”.

Follow this incredible effort on their Facebook page. Donations can be made through the website Climbing Everest For Hope

climbing everest


Virtual AT Event (VA2)

UPDATE – April 5th, 2014 – Thank you Harmony and friends for organizing this and most of all – for raising $624.11 for this fun event.

February 20th – 25th
Not going to AT7 but still want to help Sanctuary for Kids? You’re not alone. In 2012 a virtual event was held for people who were unable to attend the AT6 event in London. This year another event is being held during AT7 which sounds like a lot of fun! Plus you can support Sanctuary for Kids at the same time.

Events include an auction, a scavanger hunt and smaller games.Thanks Harmony and other fans that helped organize this.Full details can be found here – check it out!

Virtual AT Event (VA2)

USA – Amanda Tapping Key Chains

UPDATE – April 5th, 2014 – Thank you to Wendy Phillips – she raised $78 for these lovely key chains.

Please check out these elegant Amanda Tapping Key Chains from the website of Wendy Phillips’ “Fan Art Designs”.

Each key chain contain one of Dennys Ilic’s famous photographs from his 2011 photo-shoot with Amanda Tapping in Australia. Three different pictures to choose from
Each keychain measures 1.4 inches x 2 inches and is made from 100% quality acrylic just $7.00 each.

All profits from the sale of this keychain to be donated to ‘Sanctuary for Kids’.
(Reproduction of Amanda’s photograph with kind permission of Dennys Ilic).



UK – DecaffeiNATed

17th February, 2014- UPDATE – Nathalie Emery is once victorious!  She gave up caffeine for Sanctuary for Kids as she did in 2012. This time for two weeks – no caffeinated beverages or chocolate. Guess what? she raised $700 (do we hear cheering?)
Thanks Nat – for your amazing will power and thank you to all who sponsored her.

UK – Sanctuary Santa

February 17th, 2014 – Our thanks to Lisa Coughlan for organizing “Sanctuary Santa” during the 2013 Christmas Season.
$396 was raised for S4K this year – wonderful! thank you to all who participated.

FRANCE – Bracelets For S4K

February 15th, 2014 – Pascale Maldonado from France –  is a nurse in neurosurgical intensive care. She made these beautiful and creative bracelets donating the proceeds of $680 to S4K because as she said ‘”Children’s physical and mental suffering affects me a lot”. Thank you Pascale.

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