Raise Funds for Reprieve

Do you feel passionately about raising awareness of human rights issues and want to support our life-saving work? If so, whether you’re fundraising on your own, with friends and family or as part of a work, university, community or faith group, there are a huge number of ways in which you could get involved and fundraise for Reprieve. From screenings of the seminal documentary ’14 Days in May’, to challenging yourself to a run, swim or cycle event, the options are limitless.

Below are links to just some of the ideas we have for how you can get involved. Whatever you decide to do for Reprieve, we will be here to support you every step of the way to making your event a success. Please email Courtenay at courtenay.forbes@reprieve.org.uk for the inspiration and advice you need to make your fundraising ideas a reality, or simply fill in the form below. However you choose to raise funds for Reprieve, we are very grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you.

Idea: Challenge yourself

Are you planning on taking on a big challenge this year? Or perhaps you want to run, swim, cycle, climb or trek and raise money for a cause you believe in at the same time? Find out more about how to fundraising for Reprieve via challenges by visiting our Challenges page.

Idea: Host a screening of 14 Days in May

This award-winning documentary tells the true story of the countdown to the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, a young African-American who was put to death in the gas chamber of Mississippi’s state penitentiary on 20 May 1987.

Convicted of the murder of a white police officer, Edward protested his innocence until his death. Reprieve’s Founder, Clive Stafford Smith, represented Edward in his final appeals and fought to save his life right up to the final minutes of Johnson’s life.

Hosting a screening of ’14 Days in May’ is a great introduction to the realities of the death penalty in the US and gives an unparalleled insight into the injustices entrenched in the US justice system.  The documentary chronicles a chapter of Clive’s career working to protect innocent people from execution. His work in this area inspired the creation of Reprieve, and is the foundation from which our life-saving work around the world has grown. Although three decades have passed since Johnson’s execution, Reprieve is still working to save people from death rows. ’14 Days in May’ is an important reminder of the fight we are still leading to abolish the death penalty for good.

Reprieve can provide you with a copy of the film along with useful materials and will be available to help in any way we can.

In order for Reprieve to continue saving innocent people from execution around the world, we rely on the generosity of our supporters through donations. Screenings of ’14 Days in May’ are a fantastic opportunity to raise vital funds for our life-saving work. For more information or to host your own screening, please contact courtenay.forbes@reprieve.org.uk.