The Dambusters partnership
- The Dambusters Run
- About Leonard Cheshire
- About our charity
- Our fundraising challenge
- Find out more
- Forties fundraising
The Dambusters RunOn Saturday 5 October, members of the Dambusters Squadron embarked on a heroic challenge to run 700 miles in just 7 days to raise money as part of the partnership. The run started at the site of the very first Cheshire home, Le Court in Hampshire, and ended at RAF Lossiemouth near Inverness, the home of the Dambusters, on the afternoon of Friday 11 October.
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Leonard Cheshire, VC
- Group Captain Leonard Cheshire was commander of No. 617 Squadron for eight months from 1943 to 1944.
- He flew a total of 100 bombing missions.
- He became one of the youngest commanding officers and the most decorated World War II bomber pilot on the award of the Victoria Cross in 1944.
- When Leonard Cheshire accepted a life peerage in 1991 he took Baron Cheshire of Woodhall as his title, in memory of his time at RAF Woodhall Spa.
About Leonard Cheshire DisabilityOur charity was founded in 1948 by Leonard Cheshire and today we support thousands of people with disabilities in the UK and worldwide. From care homes to campaigning, Leonard Cheshire Disability works towards building a society in which every person is equally valued. Read more about the history of Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Our challengeWe need to raise £100 million over the next five years to support many thousands more disabled people to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society.
Or you can find out more about leaving Leonard Cheshire Disability a gift in your will. Throughout this year, there will be many opportunities to become involved in fundraising activities and other events, so keep an eye out on this page.
Find out moreIf you would like to find out how you can become involved, or you'd like to keep up to date with Dambusters activities, please leave us your details.
Alternatively, you can give us a ring on 020 3242 0365 - we would love to discuss any ideas you may have, or answer your questions.
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