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riding the 'Manchester 100' cycling 100miles for Outreach Community and Residential Services because they do great work in changing people's lives.

126 %
£631.00
raised of £500 target
by 29 supporters
  • Event: Manchester 100 Mile, 02 Sep 2012

Outreach Community and Residential Services

We help adults with learning disabilities to live happy, independent lives

Charity Registration No. 509119

Story

Hi everyone! A minute of your time....

As an avid cyclist (my friends say Cyclist Nut) and someone who works closely with communities as Director of Grant Moar Communities www.grantmoarcommunities.com

I have decided to fuse the two and tackle the ominous and iconic 'Manchester 100' http://www.bike-events.com/Ride.aspx?id=328
to raise money for Outreach Community and Residential Services http://www.outreach.co.uk/ a fantastic and noteworthy charity funded organisation that have been providing a range of support services to adults with a learning disability and/or long term mental health needs for 35 years. Originally formed as a service to disabled young people from the Jewish community, they now provide long term and personalised residential and domiciliary services to all denominations and sections of the community.
I shall be riding 'The Dog', my superb trusty Onix Azzuro http://www.onixbikes.co.uk/ a 100 mile loop through Manchester and Cheshire from Wythenshawe Park along with many others and a number of my buddies from SSG Oldham Cycling:
http://www.goskyride.com/ShowArticle/The-SkyRide-Splinter-Group-a-shining-example-of-social-cycling

You can also see a detailed map and profile of the route here:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/28483

I really need your support on this in whatever way you can afford. I appreciate that with the austere climate that we all are currently experiencing twinned with the increasing numbers of people doing sponsored events that money is tight but please consider two things:
  • Charity Funded organisations have been hit harder than most and particularly the smaller local based ones, like Outreach, who don't have the publicity and marketing machines, nor the regular bequeathments that larger more well established charities enjoy. They rely on our support!
  • Fundraising is vital to the future and continued development of the Outreach's services. It enables the charity to cover the cost of items of that makes the lives of adults who have a learning disability and/or mental health needs easier such as holidays, days out, specialist equipment, or essential developmental work.
  • We all benefit from Outreach's wonderful work and the staff and volunteers there. Supported and Independent Living are vital services to the members of our community who need that support and any donation however small will help us to help them help themselves (and their families) to a better quality life.

    I shall no doubt be suffering a little on Sunday 2nd September (and the day after!) and ask if you could join me and 'suffer' a little too to make others' lives happier.

    Thanks so much for your support and donations!
    Laurence

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