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Charity

Club Charities for 2016

fly2help

One of the charities Almost Athletes have supported from the proceeds of our races this year is Fly2help. Alison Pavier, the charity's Chief Executive writes:

'With this donation of £500, we’ll be able to arrange a special day out for an adult or child who is coping with some distressing situation; perhaps a profound disability, mental illness, life-limiting condition or feeling isolated. Everything looks so much better from above the clouds, doesn’t it? It’s the same sort of exhilarating feeling your runners get; being out in the open, and able to look at life from a different perspective.

We are a small local charity and don’t have the awareness or support that larger ones do. So it is particularly valuable to us that Almost Athletics supports us. Please thank your runners from all of us – we’re so very grateful.'

 

The Butterfly garden

An educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more. It is a project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind. It caters for those looking to escape the world, those looking to re-enter it and some, who are still just looking. Its doors are open to anyone without obligation.

 

Hop Skip and Jump

Provides a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to engage and inspire children with disabilities and special educational needs.

 

The 401 Challenge

This challenge aims to contribute £250,000 to Stonewall and Kidscape, both charities which work to combat bullying on schools and society,

 

The Rock

Caters for young people facing challenging social circumstances who can easily become disengaged from education and their community. When they do, The Rock provides relevant alternative educational provision.