Archive for October, 2016

£500 donation to Potteries Active Kids

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This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.

Our next donation in the series has come from ‘Little Dave’, the manager of the most northern checkpoint on the Lakeland 100 course, Blencathra. Famous for his tutu’s, his mums cake and competing in the Lakeland 50 straight after his checkpoint closes, Dave has chosen Potteries Active Kids to receive his £500 donation.

Potteries Active Kids (PAK) aim to increase participation in sports and exercise for youngsters and children in Stoke on Trent and the Potteries. They have started off with running and have a free 2K run every Sunday morning.

PAK are aiming to create a second location for the kids to run from in the New Year and ultimately the goal is to have 5-6 locations spread around the city. In the meanwhile, they are in need of hi-viz vests for their volunteers, cones to mark out the finish funnel, flags, a finish gantry so the kids feel like real athletes, trophies for monthly awards and flyers to advertise what they do to the local community. The £500 donation from Epic Kidz and the Lakeland 100 Family will be put to good use to get some of this much needed equipment so that their runs can go from strength to strength.

Given that PAK rely heavily on volunteers to make their runs happen so if anyone is in the Stoke on Trent area and can spare a couple of hours every now and then, PAK would love to hear from you. Check out their website for more information.

http://www.potteriesactivekids.co.uk

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£500 donated to The Joshua Tree

This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.

Our next donation in the series has come from the Delamere Spartans. These guys are the friendly faces you find waiting for you at the Mardale checkpoint. They are the guys and girls who have that quiet word with you when you are convinced you can’t go any further and then promptly kick you back out and send you on towards Kentmere. The Spartans have chosen The Joshua Tree to receive his £500 donation.

The charity was founded 10 years ago by David & Lynda Hill, parents who experienced childhood cancer when their son Josh was just 4 months old. They found that the most beneficial support resource for them was meeting other families in similar situations who could empathise and offer peer to peer support. Most member of The Joshua Tree team have experienced childhood cancer either as parents, siblings or friends and have an insight into the impact it can have on every day life.jt-pic-4

The Joshua Tree supports families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. Facing childhood cancer can be a devastating experience and its impact may last for may years after treatment ends. They work with families and schools to provide support tailored to each individual families needs. They offer 1-2-1 support, practical and therapeutic help and aim to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time. They currently support around 70 families across the North West from their small interim support centre in Northwich.

From 2006 The Joshua Tree started in earnest to begin the major fundraising task of building a dedicated centre to include short breaks and a support service where families could go to receive care. The £500 donation from Epic Kidz on behalf of the Lakeland 100 and the Delamere Spartans will go towards this and they plan to open the new support centre in 2017.

http://www.thejoshuatree.org.uk

http://www.delamerespartans.org.uk

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£500 to St Cuthbert’s Church Roof Appeal

This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.

Tchurch2he next donation was nominated by Iain Johnston (Kentmere Checkpoint Owner). He very kindly requested that his donation be sent to St Cuthbert’s Church Roof Appeal.

St Cuthberts Church is a Grade II listed building based in Kentmere which dates from at least 1450 with foundations from around 11th Century. The roof restoration is a very significant project because of the age and listed status of the church and the work is painstaking and therefore expensive. The whole project involves the complete removal and replacement of the slates and timber from the roof together with a new membrane and gutters. The whole project should put the building back into a good state for the next 60 years.

You can read more about the church and make a donation to the roof appeal at http://kentmere.org/RoofAppeal/roofappeal.htm

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