Archive for March, 2014

£600 donated to Bendrigg Trust funds activity weekend for children with learning difficulties

Money raised from the Lakeland 100 recce weekend, March 29th & 30th has been donated to the Bendrigg Trust. The money will be used to pay for an activity weekend, for children with learning difficulties. The following information was provided

As you have kindly donated £600.00 to the Children’s Service in the Ormerod Trust, we are going to complete a sporting weekend at Bendrigg Trust. Here they specialise in Sporting activities for those with a learning disability. We are taking six children aged from 7 to 18, and are staying in Oakwood Lodge, Bendrigg overnight on Saturday 12th April.

The activities that the children have chosen to complete are canoeing, the zip wire, climbing and abseiling and having a camp fire outside the lodge during the Saturday evening. The children are thoroughly thrilled that they have been given this exciting opportunity, and are all looking forward to the various activities that they are going to be taken part in.

One of the children, Cain aged 8 said “I can’t believe we get to go to Bendrigg, I am really looking forward to being in the canoe in the lake!”
An opportunity such as this is one the children will not forget, it will teach them teamwork, communication and general life skills.

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Joseph’s Epic Swim Challenge


EPIC swimmer Jacob is raising £5000 to buy 10 sports wheelchairs for his school. We’ve donated £530 from EPIC KIDZ to buy the first chair. You can read more about the project below, in the words of Jacob himself.

My name is Jacob, I’m 13 years old and this summer i will be taking part in the Epic Swim Series. I decide to do this because I wanted to show that anybody can do sport if they have the right attitude. I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and sometimes find it difficult to do sport. I am hoping to raise money for my school to buy 10 multisports wheelchairs so that everyone can take an active part in sport at school. I enjoy swimming and I am looking forward to doing the challenge.

Jacob Wanstall.

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Firefighters Duathlon Charity Donations

£650 donated to Bolton hospice on behalf of Epic Events and Greater Manchester Fire Service and £350 donated to EPIC KIDZ which will be used to fund volunteer sporting projects for children in the North West.

Bolton Hospice:

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£1000 donated to Appleby Scouts

£1000 donated to Appleby Scouts for their excellent manning of the food stop at Appleby town room, during the Eden Epic Sportive. The Scout Group agreed that as the Scouts do the lions share of the work that half the money 140302 Edein Epic feastraised can go towards the cost of a week away to Aldershot in October half term.  During the week the Scouts will be visiting the military museums (mainly the gruesome ones), spending a day in Portsmouth visiting HMS Victory and a speed boat tour of the harbour, a day spent caving an underground bunker complex, paddling Basignstoke Canal and a trip to London Dungeons on Halloween – as well as all the usual Scouty stuff they get up to whilst they’re away.  The balance of the money is going to buy new tents etc. so that all sections (6-18yrs old) can go camping!!

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