Lucy de Albuquerque

'Insane Bolt' by Anna de Albuquerque

Fundraising for Winchester Go LD
raised of £1,000 target
by 133 supporters
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Event: The 2.6 Challenge, on 26 April 2020
the 2.6 challenge
Campaign by Marie Curie (RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland))
The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.


On Bank Holiday Monday, Anna de Albuquerque
raised more than £ 5,000 for charity.
Anna, who is Autistic, challenged herself to run from her home at The Old Plough in North End,
around the grass triangle in the village and back again - a distance of about 400 yards. Having
struggled to run more than 10 paces initially she trained every day for five weeks and through
sheer determination slowly built up sufficient stamina to overcome her physical disabilities and
complete the 400 yard circuit in the bright sunshine on 25th May. The event took on a life of its
own. The fabulous ‘socially distanced’ support from the local community, and friends from the
Winchester Fusion Choir (of which Anna is a member) was a tremendous boost for Anna and
made for a very joyful occasion which hopefully relieved some of the ‘lockdown gloom’.
The incredible generosity and support of so many people both locally and further afield meant
that Anna amassed a significant sum in excess of £ 5,000.This was achieved through
sponsorship ,
the sale of cards she had designed, and with other private donations. The money she has
raised is for a charity called Winchester Go LD ( which supports her and
many other adults with assorted learning disabilities. Based at the Discovery Centre in
Winchester this charity is a source of tireless and vital support to many people in Winchester
and the surrounding district. Their usual fund raising activities have been curtailed by the
restrictions of the Corona Virus so Anna’s inspirational efforts and the generosity of many
people have made a huge difference to the well being of the Charity and its members. Well
done Anna .                                  

About the campaign

The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.

About the charity

Winchester Go LD

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RCN 1156536
Our focus is to enable adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full with the choices and independence that they want. We promote self development, friendship, self confidence, creativity and learning. We also like to have fun!

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