Past Events


2009: Essay Contest

We held our first Essay Contest in May 2009 in Japan. We raised 1,000 (US$ 1,600) with 64 children from 6 schools in Tokyo entering their Essays on why it is important to help a child in need.

We received wonderful support from our sponsor Tokyo Families Magazine (

2009: Spinathon

The Spinathon held on 5 December 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, was a huge success and US$ 4 000.00 was raised for the charity. Virgin Active was fantastic, and many of the FCS Units were there to support us. The event created a lot of awareness and interest in the organisation and what it stands for.

2010: The Big Swim

After 3 months of training, Nick Cederwell very bravely attempted to swim from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, on behalf of FCP.  He waited in Northern Honshu for several days to attempt the swim and in spite of poor swimming conditions, he decided to give it a go.

2011: Tokyo Marathon

On 27 February 2011, four wonderful women ran the Tokyo Marathon in order to raise funds for FCP. Led by our committee member Karen Bautista, TEAM FCP was made up of Andrea McTamaney, Tomomi Kumagai, and Ann Marie Skalecki.  Their target was to raise USD 6,000 but they far exceeded it by raising USD 9,300. 

2010: Essay Contest in Japan

Our Second Contest was held in May 2010 in Japan. We raised £3,000 (US$ 4,835) with 275 children from 15 schools in Tokyo entering their stories and pictures.

Read some of the winning Essays