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Closed 21/07/2016

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£95
raised of £200 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £95 to help send the special needs children of Columbus Discovery Club, Chelmsford, to Clacton for the day where they can enjoy the sun, sea & sand

    Funded on Thursday, 21st July 2016

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    Currently special needs schools budgets are tight and this puts a strain on the types of activities the children can enjoy on days out. Days out are a vital part of the children lives as it is where they experience the most excitement and enjoyment. It is something we can take for granted, but is a rare and special treat for these children.

    That is why we held a family fun day at the school 'Sports Day 2016' to raise money specifically to fund the special needs children of Columbus Discovery Club, in Chelmsford, to go to Clacton beach for the day.

    The sports day aimed to raise all the money needed to fully fund the day out to the beach. The children of the discovery club love going to the beach as it is a chance to feel, see and run around on the sand and in the sea whilst interacting with the friends and making new memories their families can enjoy. Additionally the beach has special wheelchairs available which makes the day accessible for the disabled children of the club who sometimes have to miss out on days out as not all locations/activities are suitable/wheelchair friendly.

    The event was a big hit where we saw 8 teams competing in football, netball, tug of war, skittles and sit down volleyball to be named Sports Day 2016. Columbus Crew were named the champions and the team included some of the children from the school which was great fun for them. Everyone involved now wants to make this an annual event.

    Even though we had a good turn out for the day, had great donations from the Co-op for all the BBQ food and help from some of the staff and families, we were only able to reach £800 of the £3,300 needed to fully fund the day.

    We tried corporate sponsorship for the event however we were too late in asking for these local companies.

    We are now creating this page and putting it out there to raise the final amount by the end of June so the day can be booked and the Discovery Club can have an enjoyable, memorable day out to Clacton beach.

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    • Stephen Turner4 years ago
      Stephen Turner

      Stephen Turner

      4 years ago

      Here's a link to the Sports Day 2016 write up in the Weekly News before the event: http://www.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/news/14516169.Marathon_runner_will_hold_sports_day_to_raise_money_to_take_children_with_special_needs_and_disabilities_for_a_day_at_the_beach/

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    • Stephen Turner4 years ago
      Stephen Turner

      Stephen Turner

      4 years ago

      Huge thank you to everyone who supported Sports Day 2016 - we raised £800 on the day. Since then I have received requests to set-up a page for the remainder and here it is and I've already received another £10 donation at a recent event. Let's all group together and make this happen. Thanks all. Steve

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/26/2016 17.04

    Supporters

    7

    • Abs

      Abs

      Jun 26, 2016

      Well done Steve

      £10.00

    • Coach T

      Coach T

      Jun 26, 2016

      Well done Self Expressive Steve, although you could have thrown in a few more peaks to make it worthwhile.

      £25.00

    • Samia

      Samia

      Jun 26, 2016

      Well done & good luck with this project. It's a fab idea.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 25, 2016

      £10.00

    • Catherine Turner

      Catherine Turner

      Jun 25, 2016

      So proud of my amazing husband. Love you Stephen. Completely smashing it as a vegan endurance runner & raising money for a brilliant cause.

      £20.00

    • Marie Findlay

      Marie Findlay

      Jun 21, 2016

      Hope you reach your target, well done to everyone raising the money.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 21, 2016

      £10.00

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    Stephen Turner

    Stephen Turner

    Raising money for great causes by running. Next race - 10 Peaks in the Lake District - 25 June 2016 - in support of Columbus Discovery Club Follow my progress on the day http://live.opentracking.co.uk/10peaks16/

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