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Have a read of our latest newsletter…
Please take a look at our Spring 2018 newsletter, including farewell to Sharon, information on our Buckingham Palace trip and afternoon tea, Tai Chi and our marathon runners…
Meet Caroline, our runner for London Marathon 2018
We are delighted to introduce Caroline from Buckinghamshire, who will be running the London Marathon on behalf of Enrych on 22 April 2018.
She is currently training hard for the big day – not an easy task in the winter snow and wind – and you can sponsor her by going to www.virginmoneygiving.com and searching for Enrych or click here to go to her page (opens a new window)
“..raise money for a local charity and see what a difference that money will make to local people”
Tell us about yourself, Caroline
I started running about 6 years ago and only ever had the intention of running 5K to keep fit and healthy. I decided to join Lakeside Runners in Milton Keynes so I would have people to run with on the dark winter nights. I soon saw other people in the club doing amazing things like half marathons and full marathons and knew if they could do it so could I!
Have you run any marathons before?
In 2014 I ran my first marathon in Milton Keynes and have now ran a total of 8 marathons many of which have been across Europe including Berlin, Paris, Dublin, Warsaw etc.
I’ve also now qualified as a personal trainer and work part time for AD Fitness in Kempston where I also run Couch To 5K course and pass my passion of running onto others.
What made you decide to run for Enrych in 2018?
I ran the London Marathon back in 2015 and I jumped at the opportunity to run it again in 2018. Not only for the personal achievement but to also help raise money for a local charity and to be able to see what a difference that money will make to local people.
Our very deep thanks to Caroline, and wishing her all the best in her training
Good news from the co-ordinators, volunteers’ stories, social events, quizzes and more
Read the latest from Enrych Oxfordshire by clicking on the link below
To get in touch, email us
‘Fantastic and fun’ fundraising Quiz Night
News from our Co-ordinator Theresa:
“Great news that our Quiz Night on 10 November raised £466.00. Thank you to all of you who helped and special thanks to Brenda and Christine for your work with the raffle, it was appreciated as always.
For those not there, it was a brilliant night, the atmosphere was great, with loads of laughter, the odd bit of dancing and great food. ”
“Change is needed in media portrayal of disabled people” say disability campaigners
Recent research by charity Scope revealed that eighty percent of disabled people don’t feel they are well represented in the media.
One of the most high-profile disabled models, Jillian Mercado, a 28-year-old with spastic muscular dystrophy, has starred in campaigns for Diesel and Beyoncé, but she is still in the minority. Mercado’s says, ‘My goal is to make it so that I am not the model in the wheelchair and I’m just the model. If I can do big shows like Alexander Wang or Chanel and not be seen as the token girl, that goes a long way toward challenging perceptions.’
Ade Adepitan, TV presenter and medal-winning Paralympian says in his interview with ‘Campaign’: ‘What do I think of the portrayal of disabled people in advertising? The main problem is that it’s really hard for me to even think of any ads with them in. That’s disappointing. In order to change perceptions and have progression in our society, you have to represent and reflect society as much as possible. I know lots of disabled people and I don’t see them in advertising.’
A mobility retailer have responded to this by launching its eye-catching ‘Express Yourself’ campaign using 28-year-old model JT who has a Mohican, piercings, tattoos, Cerebral Palsy an is a graduate in industrial design.
Essential Aids Managing Director Alex Wrenn explains ‘We are determined to break down the stereotypes the label ‘disabled’ can provoke.
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Quiz Night Friday 10 November!
We are delighted to announce the popular Oxfordshire Quiz Night is back!
Friday 10th November 2017
Thame Guide Hall, Southern Road, Thame, Oxford OX92EE
You don’t need to bring a team. We can put you with a team
Wheelchair access, including toilet facilities
Quiz & Chip Shop Supper – £12.50 a head / Quiz only £7.50 a head
Gluten Free Fish & Chips available – please indicate GF version if booking
Please bring your own drinks
Raffle – prizes appreciated
To book your place(s) download the attached form and return to Theresa with payment.
For more info, email Theresa by clicking or ring 07968 350 587
East Midlands Art Group
The Enrych East Midlands Art Group restarts on
Thursday 5th October
At the Marlene Reid Centre,
Coalville, LE67 3PH
Ring 01530 832 926 for more info or click to email
Social Care Ideas Factory – 1 November
The next meeting of the East Midlands Social Care Ideas Factory is on
Wednesday 1 November at 1pm
at the Marlene Reid Centre, Coalville, LE67 3PH
You chance to have your say and shape the services Enrych offers – all welcome
Ring 01530 832926 for more info or to book a place, or email Colin
Download the flyer by clicking on the icon below
Do you want to run the London Marathon 2018?
Remembering Leonard Cheshire, VC
September 7th would have been our founder Leonard Cheshire’s 100th birthday. Enrych is joining with his family, friends and other organisations to celebrate the life and achievements of this remarkable man. His family have set up a special webpage of Shared Memories, where you can see photos, read memories and add your own tributes. To go to that page, click here (opens new website).
Enrych was founded in 1986 to support disabled people and we are proud that we have been implementing Leonard Cheshire’s vision to help improve the quality of life for disabled people for over 30 years.