Archive for February, 2018

£500 donation to the Joshua Tree

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.

This weeks donation was nominated by the infamous, Cheshire based, Delamere Spartans. This impressive running club manage the Mardale checkpoint on the Lakeland 100 and they have nominated the Joshua Tree to receive a £500 donation.

Joshua Tree aThe Joshua Tree is a charity that supports families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. They are now supporting over 100 families in the North West who have been affected by childhood cancer. They also work with new families in North Wales via their new family support team which they hope to develop during 2018. By the end of this year the Joshua Tree will have delivered over 2000 support sessions to families which include tutoring, play and art therapy, health, fitness and counselling.

 

The Joshua Tree will be putting the £500 donation towards helping one of their families currently in crisis. It will help enable them to be supported during an incredibly traumatic time.

You can find out more about this great charity HERE

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£500 donated to the Eden Group, Riding for the Disabled Association

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.

This weeks donation goes to the Eden Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association.  They were nominated by the owners of the Howtown checkpoint which is the first checkpoint that the Lakeland 50 runners get to after setting off from Dalemain.

Eden RDA 1aThe RDA horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. They have a network of  volunteer groups which organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people. They have been carrying out life-changing activities for over 40 years with the help of over 18,000 volunteers and instructors.

The £500 Epic Kidz donation has been sent to the Eden Group section of the RDA and it will be used to purchase a new mounting block. The Eden Group have around 20 children from various primary schools who ride once a week in term time together with some older pupils from the local Community College and around 8 adults. The Eden Group try to make the sessions fun as well as teaching them riding skills. All their helpers are volunteers and they are always looking for more people to join the team.

You can find out more about the RDA and the numerous groups around the country, how to get involved or volunteer for them HERE.

 

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