Melanie Lucas

Melanie Lucas

Mel's Sole Smokin' Firewalk

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. [/p][p]UPDATE: [/p][p]UNFORTUNATELY, DESPITE MY BEST EFFORTS, I HAVE HIT A PLATEAU WITH MY WEIGHT-LOSS AND HAVE NOT HIT THE WEIGHT LIMIT TO BE ABLE TO SAFELY SKYDIVE (at least not without breaking both of my legs upon landing apparently!) AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MY SKYDIVE AND I AM REALLY SAD NOT TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE. [/p][p]SO... INSTEAD OF THE SKYDIVE, I WILL NOW BE DOING A "FIREWALK" TO RAISE MONEY FOR "KIDS" (it's the next most dangerous thing I can think of!) TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SPONSORED ME - THANK YOU. I VERY MUCH HOPE THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ME WITH THE CHANGE OF PLAN. AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW, THE MONEY I HAVE RAISED HAS SUCH A HUGE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WE WORK WITH. [/p][p]ONCE AGAIN, I AM SORRY THAT I CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SKYDIVE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME TO REQUEST THAT YOUR DONATION BE RETURNED, PLEASE DO SO ON 07952 801515. OTHERWISE, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP - THIS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO "KIDS" AFTER MY FIREWALK ON 3RD NOVEMBER.[/p][p]On 2nd November 2017, I will be doing a Firewalk to raise money for KIDS. You can find out more about who we are and what we do by visiting [url=http://www.kids.org.uk/]www.kids.org.uk[/url] As I'm sure you know, I am a huge adrenaline junkie, so I'm really looking forward to being able to raise money for KIDS in a way that I'll actually enjoy, unlike last year's Fun Run where I swear I nearly died![/p][p]Your donation will make a huge difference to the lives of disabled children, young people and families who use our services. KIDS is unique as we are a pan-disability charity. This means that we work with any disabled child or young person aged 0-25 years regardless of their impairment or condition. We support over 1,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year and run upwards of 120 services across the length and breadth of the UK. No other organisation provides such an extensive range of services for disabled children.[/p][p]KIDS is currently facing a very challenging financial future as the cost of running tailor-made services for our disabled children and young people is high. The need to support our amazing children never changes, however it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide affordable services, and funding is often cut. This is where your donation can make such a difference.[/p][p]I have decided to direct my fundraising efforts towards a specific project. Our amazing team of staff in Wylde Green run an Early Years Centre to work with children with disabilities between the ages of 0-5. Our playground is in a state of disrepair and a project has begun to redesign it. Stage 1 of that project is now complete and our children have a fantastic new area to play in, including a hobbit hole, threading posts, a bridge, a river and a water feature! As you can see from my photos, there isn't a huge amount of space, so we would very much like to be able to extend the project and redo the back part of the garden as well. At the moment, the children cannot use this area due to the structure not being safe. It is going to cost over £20,000 for this work to be completed, but when it's finished it will provide a safe, inclusive environment for our children to learn and play.[/p][p]As you may know, I have spent my entire adult life volunteering with children with disabilities (autism in particular) so this is a cause that is very close to my heart. I truly believe in the work that KIDS does and, as anyone who has worked with a child with a disability will know, the impact on your own life is as great as the impact you can make on a child's life. [/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Let's change the world, one step at a time.[/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

02 Nov 2017

Charity

Supporters


Jan 21, 2018

DanS

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Dec 20, 2017

Gray

Great work Mel! Your favourite PT! X

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Dec 20, 2017

Emily

Well done, Mel! Hope your feet have recovered by now!

£10.00


Dec 18, 2017

Anonymous

£30.00


Nov 3, 2017

Simon

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Nov 2, 2017

Emma

Please don't burn your feet we need you! Good Luck x

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nov 1, 2017

Dawn Crisp

Wow how impressive is that. Good luck

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2017

Anil

Good luck!

£10.00


Sep 3, 2017

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 20, 2017

Jon

Great cause. Hope u get through this with your feet intact x

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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