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OLYMPIC FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Tameside charity Believe & Achieve is setting its sights on raising over £8000 with their latest challenge perfectly timed for this years Olympics.

They are aiming to reach 8,236 miles which is the distance from their offices in Ashton Under Lyne to Tokyo where the Olympic Games are being held in 2021. Why not get active by walking, running or cycling and start clocking up the miles to help us reach Tokyo by July 23rd 2021.

The charity was set up in the memory of Alex Williams who contracted meningitis at the age of seven seven and ended up on life support, fighting for his life. He survived but his life changed forever. He ended up in a wheelchair with lots of after effects, but it didn’t stop Alex from doing what he set his mind to. In August 2012, Alex had a stroke as a direct result of the after-effects of meningitis and passed away.

Alex was lucky enough to carry the Olympic torch and then spent the next 6 weeks going around all the local primary schools doing an assembly telling the children that if they believe then they can achieve (hence the charity name) He then let every child hold the torch as he believed he shouldn’t be the only one to be able to say they have held it…typical Alex.

Alex Williams

Alex was so excited to be going to watch an event at the Olympics but didn’t get there as he suffered a stroke and went to sleep before. The Olympics means so much to us, so we wanted to mark the event with doing what Alex believed was important and that was making sure that everyone no matter their disability, family background, or ability could take part in an active, and what better way of doing this by helping raise funds.

We are hoping that any funds we raise can go back to support our disability sports club and provide more grants to the children of Tameside.  For details on how you can help visit the website – www.believeandachieve.org.uk or you can email hello@believeandachieve.org.uk 

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