Fundraising Success Stories

Sir Peter Vardy invests in leadership training in Burundi.

Sir Peter Vardy set a £10,000 match fun challenge in 2018, this inspired some great fundraising efforts and much needed leadership training in Burundi.


Summer 2020 Bike4Burundi fundraising challenge was set to raise money for student lunches and tuition fees.

Asaph, 10 years old, set himself a 16mile cycle challenge and raised over £2400, thanks to the generosity of his friends and family. Asaph's fundraising page:

Sponsored Cycle Coast to Coast

A wonderful achievement cycling coast to coast! Raising over £3000 which was doubled through Sir Peter Vardy's match fund challenge.

Well done!!

Swimathon at 86 years old! Elizabeth attended an evening talk by Neil & Steve about their then recent trip to Burundi. She went home wondering how she could make a difference.

This is Elizabeth's story:
‘I thought hard, “What can I do?” I’m an old lady of 86 years…. that evening, still trying to think of something I could do, I went to bed. At 5 in the morning, I was wide awake and it was clear, the LORD had decided for me. He said “Elizabeth you can do a sponsored swim!!” Then I knew I could do this. The most lengths of the pool I had done was 20. I did 40 lengths nonstop. I was so pleased to hand over £750. Thanks be to God.’

Milestone Birthdays!! What a great way to celebrate a milestone by asking friends and family to help sponsor a student at BCU"

Happy 80th Kirsty! Kirsty first heard about Burundi when a team from Durham visited 2years ago and brought back with them film footage illustrating an inspiring enthusiasm for the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ within Burundi.

When planning her 80th birthday celebrations, Kirsty, who use to be a teacher in Botswana, decided to do a sponsored 80 kilometres walk to support Christian education at the BCU, and raised a wonderful £800!

Happy Birthday Steve! Another milestone birthday, raised to date over £2300! Thanks to the generosity of his friends and family!

Bake4Burundi 2017 Campaign Launched

The Jones & the Munezas launched Bake4Burundi and so Love Burundi was born!

Churches, Mothers Unions, Small groups, Community groups got together hosting their very own bake4burundi - in some cakes bacon butties4burundi- event, raising over £2000. This was doubled thanks to Sir Peter Vardy's match fund challenge.

Watch our Bake4Burundi video on our Facebook page

Hymns, Ancient & Modern gives a generous donation of new Theological books.

Individuals giving one off donations and setting up direct debits of £5+ 

Rotary donated money towards buying a new laptop for BCU