*UPDATE, 22 JULY 2013*: Very many thanks to all who sponsored me to do yesterday's #BackToTheStadium 8k run (which I completed in about 53.5 mins). Your generosity has helped raise over £650 (incl gift aid) for RLSB.
And for anyone who hasn't donated yet but would like to - this page will be live for a year, until *21 July 2014*. Many thanks again!
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If you can spare a bit of cash to help RLSB's services for blind and visually impaired people, your sponsorship will be hugely welcome -Text RLSB99 £2 to 70070 to donate £2
On 7th September 2012 I was lucky enough to go to the Olympic Stadium and spend a scorching hot day in the Olympic Park. I'd been gripped by the Olympics but the Paralympics really was the main event for me. Paralympic athletics just blew me away (read more about that on my blog here).
Ten months on, I can't wait to go back and see the re-developed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. But more importantly, I want to do this anniversary run for a charity that helps people with sensory impairment to do sports and other activities - that's why I've chosen RLSB and their Great Greenwich Give campaign.
RLSB exists to stop childhood blindness becoming a lifelong disability. Their amazing work includes:
• helping young people cope with being blind and live beyond blindness through an expert blend of education, sport, creative and developmental services, delivered in local communities in London and the South East
• pioneering projects like the Conversational Internet, a smart solution enabling visually-impaired (VI) people to interact with information on the internet benefitting VI people world over
• providing tailored learning and development at a residential college in Kent (where the likes of Darren Leach, paralympian swimmer, studied), and – in 2013 – expanding services to support VI people to live life without limits in their own communities across London...
RLSB's Great Greenwich Give campaign
RLSB aims to raise an ambitious £24k in 24 hours on 24th July, to continue expanding services for blind people age 0 to 90 in the Greenwich borough area. Find out more here
No donation is too small - your pennies are welcome here
It all adds up and goes to a great cause. If you're a UK tax payer please tick the gift-aid box so that an additional 25% can be added.
Make a £2* donation by text
Simply text RLSB99 £2 to 70070 to donate £2 to this great cause.
*or an amount of your choice