What are we doing
24 hours in the gym, 13 miles up and over muddy obstacles, 10k run through Cannock Chase, 100 miles on a bike and 26 miles at the London Marathon – not everyone’s idea of fun! But a group of friends are pulling together to complete a series of challenges and events to hopefully raise lots of money for 3 Leicester based charities.
From April 2016 onwards, a team of local, like minded and incredibly active people will be participating in 7 different events to raise as much as possible for four different charities all based in or around Leicester. And you can take part too – whether you’re a regular at the gym, a local business or just someone willing to help their local community, there’s something for you.
Who we are
We’re a growing team of friends, all with one common goal – to help our local community which all of us have at some point been involved in helping. Now we’re working together to make a big difference and help local Leicester charities by combining our skills and raising as much awareness and funds as possible for three local charities.
We are supporting
Joe Humphries Memorial Trust
More than 600 young people, 12 – 35 years old, every year in the UK lose their lives to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust was set up to break the ‘silence’ on SADS, create a new generation of young life savers and inspire young people. We aim to buy defibrillators for four schools in Leicester so the public can use them in an emergency and help save lives.
LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year they care for over 2,500 people affected by cancer across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers. LOROS works collaboratively with other local health and social care providers to benefit patient care. They also work closely with those responsible for commissioning healthcare to ensure they can deliver a special and unique service to each individual.
The Teenage Cancer Trust
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen. The Ward 27 Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary aims to ensure the best possible quality care is given so young people are treated as a young person first and cancer patient second. Our aim is to help either by buying life-saving equipment or making the ward a better place for young people.
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
BMTU, Ward 23 at Leicester Royal Infirmary, provides specialist care to those in need of bone marrow transplants or donors. The nurses and doctors at the Leicester Royal Infirmary BMTU Unit aim to ensurethe best possible quality care is given to ensure all patients are as comfortable as they can be and given the
level of care they need.
The equipment we are buying
As a campaign we have came to the decision to purchase equipment for each of the charities and organisations. Depending on the total amount of money raised and the need of each charity at the time of purchase, we will make the decision then as what equipment we will buy. Find out a bit more about the equipment we are looking to purchase.