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We are pleased to announce the first three charities that we are supporting in 2020.

Over the coming months watch out for blog posts about their progress videos introducing themselves.

At the moment we have only allocated places for the Romsey 5 and the Winchester 10K. If you are interested in supporting a charity at on of our other events, please contact us via our helpdesk – we are still deciding how to support fundraisers at our multisports events.

The Winchester Samaritans

Event Entered: Winchester 10K
Lead Member: Chris Washington-Sare

The Green Team is raising vital funds for Winchester Samaritans – one of about 200 volunteer-run branches across the UK and Ireland. 

Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone struggling to cope. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Someone contacts Samaritans once every 6 seconds. Sometimes that contact can help someone decide to continue living. But we can only be there, ready to respond, with your support.

Many of the Green Team volunteer for Winchester Samaritans and your donation will mean the world to us.

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/winchester/

Supporters Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/winchester-samaritans-green-team

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

Event Entered: Romsey 5
Lead Member: Paola King

Paola applied for a place, not for her, but for one of her students – Aaron.

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy’s mission is to enable horse-motivated students with special needs to relate more successfully to others and to have greater and more appropriate control over their own lives.  This use of horses, to enable young people to learn and develop, is the core of our work. It is the reason for The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy’s existence and has been the mission since the foundation of the work in 1976. It will remain the mission and our unique offer as a specialist independent provider.

The FCRT works with young people’s motivation for horses, to harness the motivation to enable co-operation, communication and concentration.  The FCRT works especially with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, complex physical disabilities and with those from deprived inner city areas.

Website: http://www.fortunecentre.org

The Courage Foundation

Event Entered: Romsey 5
Participants: Geoff Kennett, Daniel Penfold, Alex Elliot

The Courage Foundation UK seeks to support children and families as they live with bereavement of losing a sibling.

In particular the focus of The Courage Foundation UK is to provide fun and exciting opportunities through ‘Therapy through Themeparks’ for children to enjoy being children, have fun and make memories afresh whilst remembering their sibling who has died.

We believe that childhood should be fun. Grief has the potential to rob childhood of fun… but simply we seek to restore joy and hope to bereaved families!

Website: https://thecouragefoundation.uk/

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