Weʼre raising £1,000,000 to Sponsor Tara as she stands for 21 hours over 5 days for the first time in 20 years for her children to raise funds for a disabled complex
- North East
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Our founder and leader, Tara Johnson, is taking on an incredible challenge in order to raise money for Tailored Leisure Company. Tara has cerebral palsy and usually uses a chair to get around. For this challenge, Tara will be standing for 21 hours over 5 days - the fist time in 20 years!
Tara has taken on an intensive training programme in preparation for this incredible challenge. She has been training tirelessly with Coach Becks and following a meal plan by Macro Based Diner to get fitter and stronger.
Over the last 8 weeks Tara has been documenting her fitness journey over on our Facebook page Facebook Page AND Instagram - sharing the highs and lows of this amazing challenge.
Support Tara with her incredible journey and sponsor her today lets show her that we are all standing with her
I have known Tara and her family for 11 years and what I have seen her overcome in the last few years has been just amazing from ill health 5 years ago following major surgery to loss of her job seen her at rock bottom . So what I hear you ask well like many disabled people trying to get fit and well, or finding accessible services of support and employment to enable you to be independent as I am sure Tara will tell us is an uphill battle for her and so many others all over the UK and for so many not even an option due to inaccessibility still being a problem. What she is attempting is amazing I am so proud of her
The Project - Butterfly of the North
There are 14 million people living with disabilities in the UK and many face challenges accessing everyday leisure facilities as a result of this. Despite the We have already engaged 2,500 people through our Sit To Be Fit, social group, volunteering programmes and spa therapy. But we want to do
Of the 2,000 people we asked, 62% had NEVER been on a short-break holiday. We believe that disabled people should be just as able to access holiday breaks, so we want to create our own one-of-a--kind holiday complex here in the North East - Butterfly of the North.
Designed by disabled people, for disabled people, this holiday complex will unlock barriers to short breaks and leisure services for people with disabilities across the North East.
It has been an honour to work with Tara and see just what can be achieved no matter your ability. I joined the team because I believe exercise should be accessible for all join me in showing Tara if we all stand together we can make a difference
Why Make a donation
We've found our perfect property here in the North East.. now we need YOUR support to raise £1.5 million and achieve accessible leisure for everyone something that is so easily taken for granted coach becks said "
When you join our community of supporters you can name a butterfly when sponsoring her which will be displayed on our 'Freedom Wall' at the complex! Coach Becks said;
Tara has worked so hard in training it has not been easy I am honoured to be part of her journey and supporting others to access exercise that should be accessible for all - Lets stand together and make it happen!
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- 3 months ago
Tara Johnson3 months ago
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far so far we have found a complex where we can offer holidays, swimming and fitness and employment services for disabled families more than ever we need to come together to support our community. Please make a pledge name a butterfly after someone special
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Mar 1, 2021
What a fantastic challenge Tara, we will be there ‘virtually’ and mentally to support you. You can do it.Love and best wishes to a wonderful human being whom I can’t wait to meet in person.
Jan 8, 2021
An amazing venture, that will help 100s of families.
Dec 23, 2020
💫Good luck with your venture Tara; such a fantastic opportunity for families in the North East and beyond!
Dec 22, 2020
Tara what you have started is an inspiration. I name my butterfly Boo .I wish you every success and I know you will do it !
Dec 18, 2020
Dec 9, 2020
This is am amazing cause and will help 100s of families i name my butterfly Charlie.
Dec 4, 2020
Your doing amazing . I would like to name a butterfly hope I feel like we all need hope at this time
About the fundraiser
Tara young mum 2 with cerebral palsy knows how difficult it is to access the simple things we all love to enjoy that we take for granted. She will stand for her kids to show anything is possible but to change the life of others and create a leisure complex. Stand together!