Relay 100

Our Relay journey nears completion - our heartfelt thanks to everyone who played a part!

As we reach the final days of our awareness and fundraising campaign, we would like to thank every person who came forward to walk, run or cycle a leg (or more) for us this summer.

We have been supported by friends we have known for many years and also welcomed some new friends to our community whom we hope to meet again. All of them understand how important our services are at this time and came forward to help us.

We would also like to thank everyone who has taken the time to sponsor one - or more - of our Relay 100 participants. We are so grateful for every donation made and message of support left from friends, family members, parish groups & communities.

Our mission to visit every parish church and mass centre in the diocese is in its final stages. A new ‘bccs’ poster has been delivered for every parish noticeboard so that families know we are here for them should they need us.

You have all helped us to change young lives for the better at a time when our services are in greatest demand - thank you to everyone who took part or donated for supporting us in our endeavours.

Please click here to view our Relay 100 Photobook - we hope that you enjoy our participants' photos.

What was the Relay 100 all about?

With the easing of social restrictions during the summer months, we see a unique opportunity to recommit ourselves with renewed energy to our community – the Diocese of Brentwood.

For many years we have enjoyed the support of a very dedicated band of supporters who have undertaken annual sponsored walks for us around the diocese. However, with the social distancing restrictions imposed upon us all last year, many coordinators were unable to make these happen for us.

We have seen that the pandemic has given rise to a spirit of charity and community that has moved and connected us all and this summer we are looking to harness that willingness to help and support.

We are undertaking an ambitious journey across the diocese, to link our parish communities together and to re-dedicate ourselves to our work and we hope that you will help.

This is important because, more now than ever, it is vital that that our message to families is passed on and understood: we are here for you if and for as long as you need us.

The bccs Relay 100

Our epic journey around the diocese will launch in June and will take place throughout the summer months with visits to every church and mass centre.

It will involve 100 individual sponsored walks, runs, or cycles and for it to be successful all 100 legs must be completed.

Covering almost 500 miles is a big undertaking for a small team and we will need your help to achieve it.

How you can help

By committing to complete a section of our relay you will not only help increase awareness of our work but also raise vital funds to support it.

If you think you could walk a leg or two for us, take a look at our Relay 100 Legs document which gives details of our remaining routes still to be allocated and contact Damian our Relay 100 coordinator who will be delighted to hear from you.

Once you have agreed your route, you can download a copy of our Sponsorship Form here and begin asking for some support for your Relay 100 Leg.

Take a look at our FAQs document which may have the answers to some of your queries.

Sponsoring a walker

If you would like to sponsor a walker who is undertaking one of our routes, please go to our fundraising page by clicking here.

Please put the name of the person you are sponsoring as the reference on your donation so we can let them know how much they have raised.

Making a Donation

We understand that some of our supporters would prefer to make a donation rather than take part in the Relay 100 itself and we would be very grateful for your financial assistance at this time.

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Click here to make a secure donation on our Relay 100 Virgin Money Giving page
  • If you prefer to send your donation by cheque payable to bccs, please send by post to: bccs, Childcare House, Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9EH
  • Using your on-line banking, you can transfer your donation directly to our bank account:

Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society

Account Number: 31094130

Sort Code: 40 13 22

If you would like to Gift Aid your donation at no extra charge to you, please download our fillable Gift Aid Donation Card here and return to us by emailing or sending to us at the above address.

Thank you for helping us with our Relay 100 initiative; with your help we will continue to make a difference to young lives throughout Essex and East London.