The Oddball Run
A Massive congratulations to Cheshire Training Solutions Wayne Clarke on completing the Oddball Run for the Charity Free@last. Wayne and his friend Laurence were asked to support the charity Free@last which was established in 1999.
Their mission is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells. They do this by providing new opportunities (adventure, exploration, broadening horizons etc.), activities, mentoring and support for children and young people.
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Odd Ball Run
Please Read Wayne and Laurence’s full story below –
The oddball run
A 2 day social motoring event with fun challenges, optional speed tests, overnight stay, awards ‘do’ and its all to raise lots of money for a great cause.
Each morning and afternoon we will be issued with a list of challenges and we will try to achieve as many as we can in the 2 day event. We will need to be imaginative to get them all ticked off.
The challenges could be photos or video of us doing an activity, collect various items, etc. We Dont know exactly what they all are now, but here are a few examples:
– Get our picture taken on a canal boat, with the people whose boat it is.
– Take a video of our team singing a rock ballad, with at least two members of the public.
– Win a sporting contest (in these next few hours) and provide pictures/video to prove it.
– Make and wear an ‘Odd Ball Run’ hat.
We’re are both putting money into it and would really appreciate it, if you could spare anything that would help us to raise more money than our target is set at,, every donation counts no matter how big or how small, it will help to make a difference!
The fundraising charity is called Free@last
free@last was established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells. We do this by providing new opportunities (adventure, exploration, broadening horizons etc.), activities, mentoring and support for children and young people. To further their interests we also work with their families, other agencies and relevant professionals. We provide a range of youth clubs, sports, education and career programmes and family activities/residentials. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE) scheme, Nechells Young Leaders programme, 1-2-1 and family mentoring and debt and benefit advice. As an innovative charity we also run 2 businesses (Freax Adventures and the Family Fun Zone]). These not only generate income for the charity, but employ local people, including teenagers.
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