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Disability charity launch 30th Anniversary Around The World Challenge


TO celebrate their 30th year Warrington Disability Partnership has launched an Anniversary Around The World Challenge.

With a circumference of 24,901 miles no one at Warrington Disability Partnership could cover that distance individually, but with the help of members and supporters, collectively they are planning to cover the distance in a variety of challenges and sponsored events – with the motto – “Every mile counts in our 2021 challenge!”

This year, 2021, is WDP’s 30th anniversary year, and their challenge this year is teamwork.
Founder Dave Thompson, who helped launch the charity after breaking his neck in a freak sporting accident more than 30 years ago, said: “We want to get everyone working together to achieve the team goal, to cover the equivalent of one lap around the world.
“Everyone can join in, any way they can, in whatever way they choose, and have a lot of fun along the way too. We already have supporters who have volunteered to run half marathons, ride thirty miles on a bike, take a series of sponsored dog walks, and much more. We also hope participants will take photos and videos for us, so that we can compile a scrapbook of the year, and spread the message worldwide.”
It couldn’t be easier to join the challenge. There are two ways you can participate. You can either make a personal donation of £10 or more and carry out a personal challenge of between one and ten miles. Or, you can sign up as a fundraiser, if you think you can raise £30 or more through sponsorship.
Everyone who takes part as either a personal donor or a fundraiser will receive a medal, a certificate, and the charity’s heartfelt appreciation.
Fundraisers who raise large amounts will receive additional gifts such as one of their limited edition T-shirts.
Dave, who is now the charity’s Chief Executive said: “Please join the team to support us in our work to help local disabled people. Let’s make our 30th year one to remember.”
For further details about this challenge please contact the team on 01925 240064 or by email c.thompson@disabilitypartnership.org.uk
*Trustees Bill Bradley, 5,000 mile cycle challenge and Gary Skentelbery, 30 half marathons (Over 400 miles) running in a year, have already signed up for the challenge!

Dave Thompson


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