#100for100 highlights

27 December 2017

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of our founder, we asked our supporters to take part in #100for100 challenges.

Here are some of the highlights from the year:

Paws for thought

Several dog walkers and their dogs taking part in the #100for100 dog walkIn May 100 dog owners and their canine companions joined paws for a walk along Tynemouth Longsands North beach.

‘I would like to thank everyone who came along, and the dedicated volunteers who helped to make the day a success.’

— Wendy McGauley, organiser

Stepped up to the challenge

Bradbury House residents Debbie and Tony holding their 100 for 100 pledge cardDebbie, who uses services at Bradbury House, took her first steps since her stroke four years ago.

Together with her friend Tony, she took on the challenge of walking 100 steps between them.

‘I am so pleased I did it as I know the money raised was all for a good cause!’

— Debbie

Wheel-ly amazing

Joanna Kilvington cyclingIn June Joanna took part in a 100-mile bike ride, from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey!

‘I no longer work in social services, but I remain passionate about enhancing the lives of disabled people.

‘That’s why Leonard Cheshire and the charity he founded appealed to me.’

— Joanna Kilvington

100 masterpieces

YouthAbility volunteer Sharon painting  Sharon, who volunteers with YouthAbility scheme for young disabled people in Cumbria, created 100 pieces of art for her #100for100 challenge!

‘The 100 for 100 challenge was a great way to motivate myself and see if I could do this while raising money for causes that are very important to me.

— Sharon

Climbing Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis mountainsMarie decided to take on Ben Nevis fro her #100for100 challenge.

‘I have worked for Leonard Cheshire for 20 years at Holme Lodge in Nottingham. I wanted to mark the Centenary and 20 years of service by raising some money for the 100 for 100 initiative.’

— Marie

Pedal power

Mark Duthoit using his adapted exercise bikeMark has pedalled 100km on an adapted exercise bike — after being told he may never walk again.

‘I thought I was never going to get there, but I like a challenge and it was a fantastic goal to work towards. I would definitely do it again.’

— Mark

100 miles

Neil completes his walk and meets the Red ArrowsOur chief executive, Neil Heslop walked 100 miles for his #100for100 challenge!

The walk took place from Chester, Leonard Cheshire’s birthplace, to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, where Cheshire trained during the second world war.

‘It is a real privilege to lead Leonard’s charity and I hope in honouring this amazing humanitarian’s impact on the world we can inspire all of us to redouble our efforts to improve the life choices of disabled people.’

— Neil Heslop

Sing your heart out

Cathy singingCathy sang karaoke songs for 100 minutes for her #100for100challenge,

‘I love to sing so this was a really fun thing to do.

‘I’m very proud to have made a small contribution to the #100for100 challenge as part of the centenary celebrations.’

— Cathy

Challenge yourself

Imelda with supporters at her final 10km runImelda set herself the challenge of running 10km a day for a 100 consecutive days!

'The love, support and encouragement from everyone following my journey was completely overwhelming and it became a challenge more than I ever expected.

'I truly learnt to never underestimate your ability.'

—Imelda

Massive thank you to all our supporters, so far we've raised a total of £13,915.41 from your amazing #100for100 efforts!

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