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Leonard Cheshire Disability charity’s story

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity that supports disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

They run the Can Do project, which offers exciting opportunities for ten to 35-year-old disabled people to volunteer in their communities.

This includes fundraising, so over the summer the team decided to raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency fund via two projects:

John Leigh Park Centenary

The Can Do team were asked to help John Leigh Park in Trafford celebrate their centenary. This also offered the team a chance to celebrate Leonard Cheshire’s own centenary since the birth of their eponymous founder. The team decided to celebrate 100 acts of kindness in the community by making 100 paper flowers. They made a wall of the flowers and sold them for 50p each, splitting the money between the Fund and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Sponsored Walk

The Can DO team took part in a sponsored walk at Dovestone Reservoir. Again, the group decided they would like the money to be split between the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund  and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

In total they raised £188.72 for the Fund. Thank you Leonard Cheshire Disability!


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Manchester Emergency Fund

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