Thank you!

Thank you so much to all our supporters and funders.
We couldn’t do what we do without you!

The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation depends on grants and donations in order to deliver our multi-component drug and alcohol education programme.  We are very grateful to the many wonderful people and organisations who continue to support us, both financially and otherwise.

Recent fundraising:

Jack Crossley Memorial football match

A massive THANK YOU to the family and friends of Jack Crossley, and Sutton United Football Club, and everyone who took any part in his memorial football match this year and raised an incredible £2,166 for our work with young people! (April 2023)

School Fundraising

Thanks to pupils at John Fisher Catholic School (Purley) who raised £159 through an information stand as part of their First Give Scheme.

Walking the West Highlands Way

Thank you so much to Cliff Hughes for exceeding his fundraising target, raising £615 for us! Cliff set out to walk the West Highlands Way in memory of his friend Andrew. His plans were cut short, but we’re incredibly grateful to Cliff for his stellar effort. (August 2023)

Scouts’ donation

Thank you so much to the 8th Bramshill Scouts for their generous donation of £192.85 to the DSMF. In January 2024, we delivered a talk to the scouts and their parents about drug education.

School Fundraising

Year 9 pupils at Archbishop Temple Church of England High School raised a fantastic £380.34 during Lent 2023 – thank you so much!

South Croydon Sports Club

Thank you so much to the Badminton Club at South Croydon Sports Club for carrying out different fundraising events for us, including a music quiz and a clothing and cupcake sale.

School Fundraising

A big thank you to Sutton Valence School for raising £257.62 for us! They held a collection at their Christmas carol concert and donated all the proceeds to DSM. (December 2023)

School Fundraising

Thank you so much to pupils at Oxted School for holding a Christmas Jumper Day, raising a total of £367.59! (December 2022)

School Fundraising

The High School of Dundee hosted a ‘We Will Rock You Musical’ family festival, raising funds for the DSMF. Thank you to everyone involved!

Goldington’s Got Talent

Thank you so much to the fabulous folk of Goldington Academy who raised £200 for the DSM Foundation through their ‘Goldington’s Got Talent’ event!  (May 2023)

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

A big Team Dan THANK YOU to everybody who donated as part of our Big Give Christmas Challenge this year – the campaign was a huge success. We exceeded our target of £8,800 thanks to individual donations, pledge funding and Champion funding. (December 2023)

Darrell Jones – Drugs Expert Witness

We want to say a big thank you to Darrell Jones from Drugs Expert Witness for making an incredibly generous donation of £1,500 to DSMF – he is a real advocate of the work we do, thank you Darrell. (January 2023)

Our Amy

Our Amy made the difficult decision a while back to wrap up Our Amy Foundation as a registered charity. They entrusted their remaining funds to us, to continue the good work they started as part of the work we do – these funds will be used for something special.

DSMF quiz

Well done quizzers! 93 wonderful people joined us for our annual fundraising quiz, hosted by the fabulous Phil Sanders. We raised almost £1,500 which, thanks to match funding from Phil’s employer Talbot Underwriting, was doubled to approx £3,000. What an amazing total from a very fun evening. (March 2023)

Purley Community Festival

Huge thanks to Purley BID (our office neighbours!) for letting us run the bouncy castle at Purley Community Festival in September. We made over £200, while making lots of children (and parents and caregivers) very happy… (September 2023)

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Huge congratulations to Hannah King for completing her first half marathon at The Royal Parks Half – she also succeeded in raising over £500 for the DSMF – well done Hannah! (Ocotber 2023)

Billy and Beyond CIC

We are incredibly grateful to all of the hardworking people at Billy and Beyond who tirelessly fundraise for us, allowing us to deliver vital drug education in the Worthing area – thank you so much.

Emma the hero!

Emma set herself the ambitious goal of running the equivalent length of the UK during the year 2023, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 1744.20km and… she did it! Massive congratulations to Emma – what a hero, and all the raise funds for the DSM Foundation – thank you Emma.  

Become an ‘I Love You, Mum’ Theatre Angel

Donate now to be an ILYM Theatre Angel!   We’re really excited about the London schools tour of I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die taking place between February-March 2024: for the 64 performances which are already booked, bringing Dan’s story with its important messages and the post-performance workshop to over 15,000 young people. BUT, and it’s a big but, we have really struggled to secure all the grant funding that we need for this tour – so if you are able to make a donation towards the tour, or you are able to apply for a corporate donation from your employer, or have a charity-of-the-year scheme at your workplace, golf club, church etc, please do so. Every donation will make a difference and will be very gratefully received. Each performance costs £850 and will help to support approx. 250 young people to make safer choices about drugs. Click below to be a DSMF Theatre Angel, or get in touch to find out more…/theatre-angels.     Thank you so much for your support

Recent grants and corporate donations:

Previous fundraising:


Sanderstead Community Day

We had great fun running the bouncy castles at Sanderstead Community Day, chatting to lots of parents and local groups about our work. (Sept 2022)

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Donation boxes

Thank you to Priscilla's Tea Room and The Reptile Shed customers who have donated to us through the counter-top collection boxes. It really does all add up! (March 2022)

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Panto by St Mildred's Youth Theatre

Thanks to St Mildred's Youth Theatre who donated all the proceeds from their Christmas panto to the DSMF. "It's behind you!!" (Dec 2022)

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PhD academic prize

Thanks and congratulations to UCL PhD student Ashly Fuller who donated £250 from her first prize winning entry in a Doctoral School Poster Competition entitled “Addressing the Commercialisation of Illicit Drugs to Young People through Social Media.” Thank you to Ashly for focusing her PhD studies on this crucial research area AND for supporting the DSMF at the same time. (Sept 2022)

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Thanks to Kate Wescott who ran the beautiful Royal Parks Half Marathon as a running and fundraising challenge. (April 2022)

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School fundraising

Thanks to pupils at the High School of Dundee who raised funds for us (Sept 2022)

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School fundraising

Thanks to Y9 pupils at John Fisher Catholic School (Purley) who raised funds and learnt about charitable giving through the First Give scheme. (March 2022)



Thanks to Laura (eCO2 Solutions) at the Coulsdon Terracycling drop-off point (part of the Tadworth & Local Area Recycling Page group) for donating to us through the recent recycling connections. Twice a year the points earned are converted into donations to selected charities. Thank you so much for our share! (Dec 2022)

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DSMF quiz

Thanks to everybody who joined us for the DSMF Quiz on Saturday evening – 85 people in 11 teams battled it out for the pinata, with the Footlighters winning on the final round! Huge thanks to Phil Sanders for hosting and to everybody who supported the event, raising just over £1,600! (Nov 2021)


Bessie, Tessie and Jessie

Thanks to Fiona and Tim's three chickens for producing such lovely eggs, and to the wonderful folk at Emmanuel Church who donate in exchange for eggs each week!

Happy birthday donations!

Thank you so much to Jess Forsdyke, Marco Antonio. Natania, Becky, Caitlyn, Claire, Amii, Jonathan and Molly. and others Between them they’ve raised nearly £1800 during the last couple of years. Such a great and generous idea!

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Book sales and donations

Thank you to everybody who has bought a copy of Fiona's book "I wish I'd known" - and all those who made additional donations as they did so. All proceeds come to the Foundation.

Easy Fundraising

Thanks to all our supporters who have signed up to generate free donations when they shop online. So far these donations have generated over £550 to the DSMF - thank you so much!

Amazon Smile

Thanks to all our supporters who have signed up to generate free donations when they shop online. Thank you so much!

  • Lesley Wood for raising funds through the golf event (July 2021)
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The 2.6 Challenge

Thanks to all who participated in various lockdown challenges including: running, cycling, scoring netball goals, exercises in the garden! (April 2020)

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Charity of the Year

A massive great big THANK YOU to all at Bletchingley Golf Club. Thanks so much to Men's Captain Tim Burke and Ladies' Captain Ros Tunbridge for choosing us as their charity, and for working so incredibly hard to organise a range of fundraising events despite Covid restrictions.

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Charity of the Year

Thanks to Complete Financial Ltd for nominating us as their Charity of the Year for 2020.

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Charity of the Year

Thanks to South Croydon Sports Club for nominating us as their Charity of the Year 2019.

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Charity of the Year - House Run

A huge thank you to the students, staff and parents at Ibstock Place School for raising funds for the Foundation through the successful (and highly competitive!) Great House Run II. (March 2021)

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Charity of the Year

Thanks to Ibstock School who have nominated us as their Charity of the Year for 2019/20 and for the different fundraising and awareness-building events that are taking place.

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Church donation

Thanks to Fiona and Tim's church, Emmanuel Croydon, for a generous donation from the Global Mission Committee to fund specialist resources for students with special educational needs. (Dec 2021)

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Church donation

Thanks to St John the Baptist, Old Malden for the donation from their PCC. (March 2020)

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Church donation

Thanks to Birchington Baptist Church for the donation from their PCC. (Dec 2020)

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Christmas campaign

Thank you to everybody who donated to our Christmas campaign "Twelve Ways of Christmas" (Dec 2020)

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Emmanuel Church Virtual Mission Concert

Huge thank you and well done to all who participated in and attended the online concert. We loved being part of this wonderful evening of talent and entertainment! (Jan 2021)

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Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats

A huge thank you to Phil Sanders who cycled the equivalent of Lands End to John O'Groats during 2020 - a total of xx miles. An incredible achievement! Thanks also to Talbot for their match-funding. (Dec 2020)

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Dulux cycle ride

The incredible Phil Sanders has done it again! He cycled 89.5 miles as the first day of a 160 mile circular route around London – a recurring knee injury unfortunately meant he couldn’t complete the route on the second day. Thank you so much, as always, to Phil. (June 2021)

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Jack Crossley Memorial football match

Thanks for donations from the annual memorial matches. (May 2018 and 2019)

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Charity golf tournament

Thanks to all who participated in the Steinhoff UK Charity Golf Tournament. (May 2019)

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Selling scout-made blackberry jam

Purley Scouts raised funds by selling blackberry jam that they had picked and made. (Dec 2019)

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Miss Preston's Half

Thanks to Dan's Year 7 Form Tutor for running a half marathon to raise funds for the Foundation. (Sept 2019)

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London Landmarks Half Marathon

Thanks to Jess who ran the 13 miles by herself after the official event was cancelled due to Covid-19 (April 2020)


London Marathon

Thanks to Opeyemi for raising funds through running the challenging 26 miles - and to Artemis for their match funding. (April 2019)

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Mr Millar's iron man

Thank you to Mr Millar, a teacher at Turing House School, for completing his first ironman distance triathlon whilst raising sponsorship for the DSMF. (July 2021)

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We love being part of this fabulous evening of superb musical performances - thanks for the generous donations and encouragemnt. (Oct 2017, 2018 and 2019)

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Odd Sock Day

Thanks to all who wore odd socks and donated to celebrate Dan's birthday - particularly to Reeds School and Cheam High School for participating with such gusto! (May 2020)

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Odd Socks Day 2021

Thanks to all who wore odd socks and donated to celebrate Dan's birthday again this year - particularly to John Fisher School, Hayes Primary School and Goldington Academy (May 2021)

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Pantaloons pantomimes

Thanks to all at the Pantaloons pantomimes for their donations. (Dec 2018 and 2019)

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Online DSMF Quiz

Thanks to the group of 90 supporters who joined us for the annual DSMF quiz - this year online via Zoom. Particular thanks to quizmaster Phil The Quiz! (Nov 2020)



Thanks to all who joined us for a great event at Emmanuel Church, and particularly to Quizmaster Phil. What great fun - and what great food! (Oct 2020)

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Thanks to our Operations Manager Caz Heath who ran the set up her own half marathon event in lieu of the official event. (April 2021)

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Thank you to Dan's ex-babysitter Ellie Symonds-Lloyd who ran the virtual half marathon event! (April 2021)



Thank you SO much to Dan's teachers at Archbishop Tenison's School and to his big brother Jacob. (Nov 2021)

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Strictly Come Dancing sweepstake

Thanks to Kellie and friends from the Tag Group who raised funds through a Strictly Sweepstake. (Jan 2020)



Thanks to Purley Rotary for nominating us to receive additional funds from the Swimathon. (March 2020)

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Three Peaks Challenge

Huge thanks and congratulations to Lesley Draper and Nicola Thomas who, as part of Team Tarun, completed their Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge last weekend. They walked 25.5 miles in 11.5 hours to remember their son/friend Tarun Ray. (June 2021)

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Wedding gifts

Congratulations and thanks to Elaine and Paul who added us to their wedding gift list, and to their friends and family for donating so generously. (March 2020)

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Woolly Hugs

Thanks to all the craft-lovers who created and bought items through the Woolly Hugs pre-Christmas auction, and to Woolly Hugs for nominating us as their supported charity for the event. (Dec 2020)

  • Youth Ambassadors – cake sale, dog walk
  • Chandos Choir
  • Surrey Harmony
  • Barnes WI for the donation from their Silver Swans evening (Dec 2019)

Grants and corporate donations in the past:

  • Everest Family Trust
  • Observer Charitable Trust