Past events

4th December 2018
Christmas party @ Benugo, London Waterloo
Our Christmas party is to be held in the Drawing Room of Benugo Bar, Southbank.

19th December 2018
Concordia Chamber Choir @ Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift
Carol concert and readings followed by a champagne reception.

12th July, 2018
Golf Day at Dulwich & Sydenham Golf Club, SE21 7LH
Teams of 4, trophy and prizes with three-course dinner
Holes were sponsored.

27th June, 2018
Royal Garden at Highgrove, GL8 8TN
Garden tour followed by two-course lunch with wine. Made possible by the generosity of HRH Prince Charles.

9/10 June, 2018
London Nightrider
Three of our supporters cycled the London Nightrider, a 100km bike ride through the iconic city of London.

7th March, 2018
Wine tasting @ The Cavalry and Guards Club, W1J 7PX
A wine tasting at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly, with Master of Wine, Derek Smedley, and wine supplied by Berry Bros and Rudd.

5th December 2017
Christmas party @ Benugo, London
Our Christmas party in the Drawing Room, Benugo Bar, Southbank.

21st December 2016
Christmas party @ Benugo, London
Our Christmas party in the Drawing Room, Benugo Bar, Southbank.

27th November 2016
Variety with the Stars @ Charing Cross Theatre
A fundraising evening of entertainment and music, including Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Oliver Cotton, Penelope Wilton, Imogen Stubbs, Lesley Sharp, Johnny Guy Lewis, the young theatre company Incognito and a number of important musicians.

26th June
Summer BBQ @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
Our annual summer BBQ will be held in a beautiful garden accompanied by live music.
118 Court Lane, Dulwich, London SE21 7EA.

4th February, 2016
Cabaret dinner @ The Cavalry and Guards Club
A fundraising dinner with guest speaker Huw Edwards, live music from jazz singer Lauren Lucille and an Auction of Promises.

16th December, 2015
Christmas party @ The Benugo Bar
Our annual Christmas get-together held at The Drawing Room of the Benugo Bar on the Southbank.

28th June, 2015
Summer party @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
BBQ and live music, in beautiful garden.

Summer BBQ 2015

3rd December, 2014
Christmas party @ The Benugo Bar
Our annual Christmas get-together was once again held at The Drawing Room of the Benugo Bar on the Southbank.

30th October, 2014
Classical kicks concert @ Ronnie Scott’s
Lizzie Ball and her group Classical Kicks played for us at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho.

16th September, 2014
Wine tasting @ The Cavalry and Guards Club
We hosted a wine tasting at the Cavalry and Guards Club, with a Master of Wine, Derek Smedley, and wine supplied by Berry Bros and Rudd. Sir Andrew Motion, ex-poet-laureate, spoke at the dinner following the wine tasting.

31st August, 2014
Open garden @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
The garden at Court Lane was opened to the public, with tea and cake served to over 100 visitors, raising funds for the Foundation.

21st June, 2014
Summer party @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
Many of our former award winners joined us for two focus group sessions in May and June to give us feedback on the awards process. The second session, in June, was followed by a barbecue also attended by some of the Foundation’s supporters.

4th March, 2014
Dinner @ The Tower of London
Lord Richard and Lady Pippa Dannatt hosted a small fund-raising dinner, which included a private view of the Crown Jewels, a tour of the Queens House, a wonderful dinner, and finally watching the Ceremony of the Keys.

11th January, 2014
New Years party @ Southbank
Celebrations at Southbank London for supporters and award winners: this was a wonderful event, in a great space.

9th June, 2013
Summer party @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
Guests attended a summer reception at our wonderful garden with its award-winning wild garden, and also met some of our award winners.

18th December, 2012
Drinks @ The Rose Pub, Vauxhall
Christmas Drinks to meet award winners.

23rd August, 2012
Rugby with the Honourable Artillery Company
Saracens played rugby with team Stade Francais at the HAC grounds, with the Foundation as the named charity. Volunteers, many of them Mark’s old Army friends, rattled buckets and worked hard to raised funds for the MEF. An auction of promises was held at two dinners in the evening, which raised substantial funds for the Foundation. Thank you to Saracens for this.

16th June, 2012
Open garden @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
The garden was open under the RHS Garden Scheme on Saturday 16 June.

26th May, 2012
Concert @ St Giles Church, Cripplegate
The London Charity Orchestra with the Polymnia Choir under Simon Walfisch, raised money in a concert on 26 May in St Giles, Cripplegate, in the Barbican, with Thomas Gould, soloist, and Nicholas Scott, tenor.

28th April, 2012
Drinks @ Heywood House, Wiltshire
Champagne reception and dinner with guest speaker Caroline Wyatt BBC Defence Correspondent, Auction of Promises.

8th May, 2012
Raffle of a day on a sailing ship
We were given a wonderful opportunity to sail for day in the Solent for 12 people, to raise money for the Foundation. We made it available as a single prize raffle, with a limited draw of 200 tickets.

19th March, 2012
Reception @ The House of the Speaker (The House of Commons)
Young Achievers’ reception.

28th October, 2011 – 30 November 2012
Exhibition @ The Imperial War Museum
‘War Story: Serving in Afghanistan’, a display featuring the first-hand experiences of British service personnel currently serving in Afghanistan which have been recorded for present and future generations, including material about Mark.

18th January, 2012 onwards
Exhibition @ The Wodehouse Library, Dulwich College
‘Exhibition of Letters and Diaries’

26th October, 2011
Concert @ The Holy Trinity Church, Guildford
The Mousai Singers specialise in choral music from across the repertoire, and two members were former pupils of Charterhouse School, Godalming, and award winners.

29th September, 2011
Wine tasting @ The Cavalry and Guards Club
Wine tasting with Master of Wine Derek Smedley, followed by dinner. Wines supplied by Berry Brothers.

28th July, 2011
Reception @ The Mayoral Chambers, Lambeth Town Hall
Reception for the foundation and 50F (Lambeth) Squadron, Air Training Corps. Canapés, drinks and song.

24th June, 2011
Tribute @ The Ben Travers Theatre, Charterhouse
‘Wire Break, a Tribute to the Fallen of Charterhouse’.

18th June, 2011
Open garden @ 43 Carson Road, Dulwich
Large stylish garden, refreshments including wine.

17th June, 2011
Lunch @ Highgrove, Garden of HRH Prince Carles, Gloucestershire
The grounds, in particular the wild garden, will be looking absolutely their best. Tour followed by two-course lunch with wine. Made possible by the generosity of HRH Prince Charles.

February, 2011
Reception @ 11 Downing Street
The Right Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, hosted a reception at 11 Downing Street.

12th December, 2010
Annual Foundation update and Christmas party
Those keen to help steer the Foundation came along to give their views and find out what has been happening for the past year.

14th November, 2010
OC Music Society memorial concert @ Charterhouse School, Surrey
An evening of music including Faure Requiem performed in Hall, Charterhouse.

29th October, 2010
Indian Ocean charity ball @ The Hurlingham Club
A very successful event which raised awareness for this ambitious trip and funds for the Foundation and other excellent charities.

26th September, 2010
Mixed hockey match @ Dulwich College
Hockey match hosted by Dulwich College and organised by Ian King.

23rd September, 2010
Black-tie dinner @ The Army and Navy Club
Auction of promises, and after dinner speech by General Sir David Richards, the Chief of the General Staff.

19th September, 2010
Fashion event
Kate Watkins jewellery and fashion, Fashion Week. Home House: 11 walks and an auction of promises.

18th July, 2010
Memorial cricket match @ Wilcott, Wiltshire

15th June, 2010
Open garden @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich

13th February, 2010
Army ball @ Cheltenham Race Course

20th January, 2010
Reception @ 10 Downing Street
Reception for the Foundation hosted by Mr Gordon Brown and Mrs Brown at Nº10 Downing Street, London.

26th December, 2009
Rugby 7s tournament @ Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
Organised on behalf of the Foundation by Captain Dieter Aretz, QARANC (previously a paediatric A and E nurse at Kings Hospital) and was described as ‘the sporting event of the year at Camp Bastion’.

15th December, 2009
Collection @ Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich
Concordia Chamber Choir held a collection for the Foundation at a Carol Concert at Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich.

29th October, 2009
Mark Evison Foundation launch party @ The Great Hall, Dulwich
Held at the Great Hall, Dulwich College with live music from two bands, drinks, canapés, a raffle and a fantastic auction of promises, auctioned by Christie’s auctioneer Noel Annesley. Over two hundred people came, including some of Mark’s fellow officers just back from Afghanistan.

23rd October, 2009
Hockey tournament @ Dulwich College
Hockey tournament held at Dulwich College, involving a number of teams and a great competition, with a cup for the winning team.

4th October, 2009
OC Music Society @ Charterhouse School, Surrey
The OC Music Society held its annual concert at Charterhouse in aid of the Foundation. Gerard le Feuvre came to play Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op 33, and a very touching work of his own, in memory of Mark: as well there was a lovely programme of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak, well attended by an enthusiastic audience.

31st July, 2009
Client Number 9 @ Leadenhall Market
Client Number 9 ‘rocked the roof off’ Leadenhall Market, London, as part of the Leadenhall Market Jazz Festival. Supported by hundreds of people, the gig was a massive success both in terms of fundraising and fun.


Individual efforts

14th March, 2015
Fundraising dinner @ Charterhouse school, Surrey
For Upper 6th students, organised by Thomas Harrison.

9-10th May, 2015
Dulwich Festival Artists’ open house @ 118 Court Lane, Dulwich
Paintings by John Simmonds.

11-12th July, 2015
Dixons Carphone race to the stones
Edward Robinson and Henry Grant completed the 100km ultra-marathon along the Ridgeway footpath ending at the Avebury stone circle.

13th September, 2015
Bristol half marathon
Nathan Flye ran.

25th October, 2015
Bristol and Bath marathon
Nathan Flye ran.

October, 2014
Inter Academy Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament
Event organised by Sandhurst cadets to raise money for the Foundation.

June, 2014
London Nightrider.
Eight of our supporters cycled the London Nightrider, raising some £3,000 for the Foundation.

March, 2014
Fundraising dinner @ Charterhouse school, Surrey
For Upper 6th students, organised by Daniel Federer and Lily Martin.

April, 2014
Oxford Brookes Real Estate dinner

October, 2013
Sponsored walk
From Tywen to Machynlleth, Wales, as part of the ‘Operation Wow-Tam’ walk of the 870 miles of Wales coastal pathways for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.

September, 2013
Tonbridge Half Marathon.
David Fenne ran.

Autumn, 2013
Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest
Ben Lacy completed the event, five events held in Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and London Between August and November. The events consisted of 10km urban assault courses.

June, 2013
3-peaks challenge
Completed by Zaineb El-Deen in 24 hours, raising money for the MEF.

May, 2013
James Hayden led a group of Alleyns School NCOs on a 42 km march past the cliff top memorial to those who did not return from the Battle of Britain, as part of the 35th Annual Spitfire March.

May, 2013
Tough Mudder
Nathan Flye completed the assault course; with its 35 challenging obstacles designed by the UK Special forces, on behalf of the Foundation.

October, 2012
Non-stop cycle ride
London to Paris cycled Olly Hicks, Jack Mann, Charlie Church and Rufus Gordon-Dean cycled non-stop from Marble Arch to L’Arc de Triomphe in 22 hours. It was a tough trip, raining all day.

26th Sept-3rd Oct, 2012
Climbing Atlas Mountains
Karen Ashworth climbed Mount Toubkal for the MEF.

30th August 2012 – 1st September, 2012
Oxford row
Nikita Kharchenko and his team mates Tim Lynch, Alex Patel, Seth Selbaraju, Rupert Wood, Tim Emkes, Theo Patel, Tom Kirk, Patrick Kinch, rowed from Oxford to London.

Summer, 2012
Cycle ride Matthew Clarke & Jamie Cobb cycled 700 miles in a week, from Charterhouse School to Charterhouse Monastery Avignon, France.

May, 2012
James Innes ran 155 miles across the Jordanian desert for the MEF and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

19th, 20th November, 2011
Non-stop Cycle Ride Fulham to Lands End (about 320 miles in total), by Jack Mann (ex Household Cavalry), Rufus Gordon-Dean (Household Cavalry), Charlie Church (ex Household Cavalry), and Ollie Hicks.

November, 2011
Pagey takes on Movember
Andrew Page raised funds for the MEF.

6th, August, 2011
Scottish Highlands walk
Foundation supporters were invited to climb Munro Geal-charn in the Drumochter Pass, Scotland, with supporters of the charity DecAid. DecAid, a charity set up to raise funds for soldiers from Afghanistan and to mark 10 years of conflict there, dedicated this Munro to Mark and each one to each soldier lost.

22nd April – 5th July, 2011
Team Indian Ocean 3100
Tom Kelly, James Kayll and brothers Ollie and Ed Wells took part in the toughest rowing race in the world, The Indian Ocean Rowing Race, to become the first fours boat to ever cross the Indian Ocean unsupported. They set out from Geraldton, Western Australia on a route which took them over 3100 nautical miles across the Indian Ocean to the paradise island of Mauritius. So far they have raised nearly £50,000 for four chosen charities, including the Foundation. Discover more about their story here.

17th April, 2011
London marathon
Ross Lydall, journalist with the Evening Standard, ran the Virgin London marathon succesfully raising for the Foundation.

7–16th October, 2010
Jem Mcilveen Jungle Marathon
Jem McIlveen went  through training at Sandhurst and Brecon with Mark. ‘He was fantastic company through the arduous conditions of training and a truly inspirational character’. Jem and a friend named Gordon MacGregor competed in the Jungle Marathon 2010, to honour the memory of both Mark and another friend Dougie Dalzell (a late Coldstream Guards officer). The event itself was a 200km race over 6 stages. It ass run along a similar format as the Marathon des Sables but held in the Brazilian Amazon.

21st October, 2010
William Waddell Dudley, 28, Stewart Cruickshank, 40, Kevin Carlier, 55, and Liam Tarf, 27, trained one night a week at Factory East gym in Bow.

These four ‘City boys’ raised money for the Foundation and another local charity. They had 12 weeks to prepare for the six-minute bouts – in front of a 1,000-plus crowd at The Troxy in Commercial Road on October 21. They are being trained by Joe Pirotta, 28, an amateur boxer with 10 years’ experience.

William said: ‘It ties in with what Mark’s personality was like. He was up for any challenge. He was just such a nice guy, and so easy-going, always positive. It was such a waste of a life.’

18th October, 2009
Cardiff half–marathon
Elizabeth Evison and Emma Johnson ran the Cardiff half–marathon with 11,000 others, the biggest road race in Wales, the course flat and fast with amazing scenery. Both achieved personal best times.

20th September, 2009
White Collar Boxing
Robbie ‘the Weasel’ White did the White Collar Boxing in Singapore in September:

2nd August, 2009
London triathlon
Ian King completed the event on 2nd August 2009 in 2:29:58 hours, smashing his target time of 2:45 and just sneaking inside the Elite qualifying time of 2:30.

Summer, 2009
Charlie Rigby Smith ran two half marathons and a full marathon.

1st July, 2009
Three peaks
Emma Johnson took time off her busy hospital round to complete the three peaks, the three highest mountains in the U.K, on 1 July 2009. She did it in just over 26 hours, which is within the recommended time, an achievement she is very pleased and proud of (Ben Nevis 1344m – 5 hr, Scafell Pike 978m – 3.5hr, Snowdon 1085m – 4.5hr). She raised the real first boost to the Foundation.