Archive for January, 2018

£500 Dave Hitchen Grant to Amy Gornall

Amy 2aWe have been following the career of upcoming youth rider Amy Gornall for a few years now. Whilst we have been following her journey, she has been North West Regional Champion twice and represented the North West & Wales. Last year she was aiming to race more on the continent to gain the necessary experience racing in the next tier up from National level in the UK.

This season Amy is looking to defend both her Welsh Time Trial & Road Race Championship titles. She is looking to focus on Time Trials and wants to put a good performance Amy 1atogether for the National TT Championships. Alongside her Time Trial goals, she also wants to race abroad in the summer.

The travel costs alone to get up and down the country and abroad are astronomical together with the added costs of race entries. Epic Kidz has donated £500 to Amy from the Dave Hitchen Fund to help her with her increasing travel costs and help support her race entry fees for the upcoming season.

We look forward to following Amy’s progress.

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£500 donation to Skem Men-Aces F.C.

The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.

Our next donation comes from the team that manage the Dockray checkpoint. Dave Ralphs & his Newburgh Nomads keep this checkpoint going throughout the early hours of Saturday morning and they are never without a smile. The Dockray team have nominated the Skem Men-Aces Football Club to receive a £500 Epic Kidz donation.Skem Menaces

Skem Men-Aces Football Club is a football team for people with learning disabilities based in Skelmersdale. The team was formed in July 2009 and already has a squad of over 40 members. The club has had tremendous success since forming. They have featured on TV, local radio and in the newspapers, they won a SILVER MEDAL at the Special Olympics in 2013 and have won many volunteer awards. The Skem Men-Aces team is unique to the North West area and, as a result, they travel all over the country to compete in competitions which has resulted in a very full trophy cabinet. For many of their athletes, the club is the only thing they have in their lives and their smiles after a match is something fabulous to see.

The Skem Men-Aces were completely blown away by the Epic Kidz donation of £500. They are constantly looking for ways and means to find the necessary funds in order to be able to keep this successful football club on its continuing road to success and to ultimately offer each team member new and exciting opportunities that they would not normally get. The £500 donation will be put to great use as the team are taking 6 lads over to Belfast for a 3 day football tournament. Some of these lads have never traveled outside Skelmersdale so it will be a huge experience for them.

Skem Men-Aces have thanked Dave & the Nomads for the super gesture in nominating them and to everyone who has raised funds for Epic Kidz to allow them to receive the fabulous support.

You can read more about Skem Men-Aces HERE.

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£500 donation to The Family Drop In Group

The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.

The next donation was nominated by Ambleside Parish Hall (affectionately known as checkpoint 12 to our Lakeland 100 & 50 runners). Ambleside Parish Hall nominated The Family Drop In group to receive their donation.

family_drop_in aThe Family Drop In has been running for 1 year now and meets every Monday afternoon from 1-3pm during term time. A team of volunteers give their time to set up at Ambleside Parish Hall, serve refreshments and provide support to local families. There are at least 2 volunteers at each session. The group is attended by around 10 local families with an age range from 0-60 (ish) as Grandparents are just as involved as the Parents.

The group host a number of activities for younger children, some of the favourites being play dough and craft sessions. Alongside these activities the parents are given a chance to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and talk or receive support from other parents & the volunteers. Once a term, a Nursery Assistant from the local school comes to read a story.

The Family Drop In Group have thanked all the people who contributed towards the £500 donation which will go a long way in helping to support the running of the group.

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