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Christmas Supportability

Oh the weather outside's delightful!

The festive season may nearly be upon us but the mild weather means there's every reason to get training for a challenge in early 2012. For those of you who would prefer to fundraise with a Santa hat on rather than trainers, we've put together some great ideas for you to give a little back this Christmas.


Bath Half Marathon

Christmas fundraising


Volunteer John wearing his LCD vest Christmas tree with LCD logo Tower Bridge
John is a volunteer at LCD's Greenhill House, where he teaches woodwork to residents. With Christmas approaching, itís the perfect time of year to give back to charity. Ever fancied taking a moonlit bike ride through the streets of London?

John is also a wheelchair user himself and has benefited from the support offered at the service in the past. To say thank you, he's taking on the Bath Half Marathon in March 2012 to raise money for the charity.

He's really looking forward to taking part in the race: "I used to run half marathons, so it's a good challenge to do Bath in my wheelchair. I don't know how long I'll take to get round this one. I'm looking forward to having a team with me to keep me going on those hills!"

We still have a limited number of places to join the team in the 2012 race, so what are you waiting for? Join John and sign up today for one of the UK's most popular half marathons.

Find at more about the Bath Half Marathon and sign up online.
Have you been waiting for the right time to give a little back? The season of good will often mean that your friends and family will be very happy to support charitable causes, so we've come up with some fun ideas to help you get in the Christmas spirit and do some festive fundraising.

Perhaps you could host a 'Wear it Red' day at work, try out our text giving campign at the office Christmas Party, or test some of your friends and family with our Christmas word search.

We've put together a special blog post to get your fundraising juices flowing - just add lashings of mulled wine and mince pies and you have a recipe to raise a little money to support disbled people, Santa style!

Read all about it on our blog.
On 9 June 2012, you could join the hundreds of cyclists taking on the Nightrider cycle challenge to ride 100km around some of London's most famous streets. You'll pass iconic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square.

Our very own Events Officer, Vicky, took part in Nightrider last year: "I'd never done a cycle challenge before, so riding 100km at night battling aching legs and tiredness was really tough, but the amazing views of London and the great rest stops en route really helped me keep going. Receiving a medal and a bacon butty at the finish line was fantastic and knowing where the money I raised was going made it all worthwhile!"

Find out more about taking part in the Nightrider challenge.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 552847, and a registered charity no: 218186 (England & Wales) and no: SC005117 (Scotland). Registered office: 66 South Lambeth Road SW8 1RL.

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