THE LONG PUSH 2012 - Longboarding for Autism
£2,468.66 raised of £5,000.00 target
£2,468.66 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/TheLongPush
By mobile internet Scan this code on your smartphone to go straight to Chris Ward's page.
By text message to donate £10 Text £10
Updated on Jul 31st 2012 at 7:24 PM from the JustGiving API
If you were saving pennies and other change for The Long Push during July, make your donation at www.justgiving.com/TheLongPush and put 'July penny's' in the comments box. Thanks.
Updated on Jul 1st 2012 at 5:45 PM from the JustGiving API
1st July - Text donate £1 today before midnight. Text LFAA50 £1 to 70070 Thanks
Updated on Jan 25th 2012 at 4:29 PM from the JustGiving API
First £100! Thanks to all who have donated so far. Really appreciate it. Your donations are what will keep me going the last few miles. Please share with others. Thanks. Chris
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) are currently believed to affect 1 person in 110. Some sources are now saying this is lower, 1 in 91. The divorce rate between parents of children with an ASD is 80%. We know first hand the affects a diagnosis of autism can have within a family, and the support the family as a whole need to rise to the new challenges it presents.
THE LONG PUSH 2012 is a 100 mile solo round trip by longboard from Southport to Fleetwood on the North West coast and back to Southport. Chris will be pushing the full 100 mile journey over two days in August or September 2012. The exact date is to be confirmed at short notice, on confirmed forecasts of good weather. But the planning, training and build up to help raise autism awareness is already underway and you can follow this on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, but particularly at www.thelongpush.blogspot.com
The aims of THE LONG PUSH 2012 are to raise autism awareness and to raise money for a UK based autism support charity, FAMILIES CONNECTED. “Connecting the families of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders by giving them a voice and a forum for support”.
Families living with a child with ASD can find it to be an isolating experience. FAMILIES CONNECTED was founded to provide avenues for communication between families who can understand each others experiences and help others through sharing. FAMILIES CONNECTED works to help families find support from a community who understands the effects of ASD on family and daily life.
You can find out more about the charity here: www.families-connected.org.uk/ or at their Facebook Page.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
· By simply ‘liking’ and sharing THE LONG PUSH – Longboarding for Autism Awareness Facebook Page
· By following and sharing THE LONG PUSH blog
· By following and re-tweeting @TheLongPush on Twitter
· By making a donation via THE LONG PUSH ‘Just Giving’ page
· By sponsoring THE LONG PUSH in some way, through making a donation, supplying product for a charity auction, providing product support for the two day 100 mile journey itself and promoting the journey to help further raise awareness of autism.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.
Thank you. Please keep following The Long Push at Facebook and at www.thelongpush.blogspot.com for new ways of donating.
My updates 6
Hopefully by now you know that I completed The Long Push 2012 - Longboarding for Autism Awareness at about 9.45pm on Sunday 9th September! A new personal best distance for a single day skated on the second day of 59 miles and 100 miles in total over the weekend.
Huge thanks to Thom Bleasedale at Thom Bleasedale Art, for donating the £120 proceeds from the sale of one of his photograph imprinted skateboard decks to The Long Push charity fund. For more information and to see Thom's work go to http://www.thombleasdale.com/
Huge thanks to the Southport Lions Club who donated £100 to The Long Push/Families Connected. THANK YOU!
'Change-ing lives - Save your pennies in July for Families Connected. Start a 'change bottle' or tin at home, your workplace, social club or...anywhere really. Check the blog post here http://thelongpush.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/change-ing-lives-save-your-pennies-in.html
Entering the last 10 weeks before the planned date of the full 100 mile LONG PUSH 2012 - Longboarding for Autism Awareness. Had some GREAT news today about fundraising that has been done offline. Full details coming soon at www.thelongpush.blogspot.com Please keep sharing links.
Charity Registration No. 1131283
We are Families Connected by Autism.
From one long distance longboarder to another - good luck on your quest!! We hope you manage to raise lots of cash for this great cause xx
Donation by Steph Gnarly Brown & Sam Trashbag x on 30/10/12
Well done Chris. Such a great challenge for a great cause. Cheers! x
Donation by Laura Jones on 02/10/12
Well done, Chris.
Donation by Andrew Murray on 11/09/12
Donation by Anonymous on 11/09/12
Fantastic work - been following your journey. Keep going and have a safe push home!
Donation by Lucy on 09/09/12
You're a star !
Donation by Kirsten on 09/09/12
Donation by Anonymous on 08/09/12
Great stuff mate - thinking of you this weekend !!
Donation by Paul Williams on 08/09/12
Well done (so far!) Chris!
Donation by Richard, Caroline and kids. on 08/09/12
Good luck and take care of Trev!
Donation by Steve Wells on 07/09/12
Good Luck Chris ! xx
Donation by Edie Dunlop on 07/09/12
Good Luck Chris......hope the weather keeps fine for you
Donation by Norah & Gerry on 06/09/12
Good luck, hope the weather is good to you :)
Donation by The Parker Family on 06/09/12
Good luck, Chris. I'm guessin' you'll have a decent iTunes playlist to help you on your way!!
Donation by Chris Glennon on 06/09/12
All the best from the guys at DABS Tattoo
Donation by DABS Tattoos on 05/09/12
All the best again,hope all goes well,stay safe.
Donation by les Jackson on 04/09/12
Best of luck to you, hope all goes well x
Donation by Carol Cottrell on 04/09/12
Good Luck, hope the weather is kind to you. Love Lou n Si xx
Donation by Louise Heaton on 29/08/12
Best wishes for Sept,i hope all goes well and the weathers just right.
Donation by les Jackson on 23/08/12
Donation by Jude on 09/08/12
July penny bottle
Donation by Trevor Vearncombe on 09/08/12
Hi Chris, here is the money as promised from the first board sold at my art show. Keep up the good work. :)
Donation by Thom Bleasdale on 06/08/12
Donation by Maria on 31/07/12
Donation by Ang & Lu on 31/07/12
£8.20 donation made up from books and other items sold at Ailsa's school book sale. Thanks to all who bought something.
Donation by Ailsa on 31/07/12
- * Online donations£777.66
- Offline donations£1,683.00
- Text donations£8.00
- Total raised£2,468.66
- Gift Aid£0.00
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