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Fundraising Ideas

Fundraise with us, for us. There are lots of brilliant ways you can help us raise vital funds in order to ensure we can continue to support those that need us into the future.

Dave on his rowing m,achine at his home rowing during his epic row challenge to raise money for Living Options Devon

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Dave’s Epic Row Challenge

On the 1st February 2021 Dave took to the water or in this case his static rowing machine in his living room, to row half a marathon every day throughout February.

That is the equivalent of rowing from Exeter to Newcastle. Dave took on the challenge to raise vital funds for our charity. Dave raised an epic £1000. Thanks, Dave

10 for 10 Challenge

As part of Countryside Mobility‘s 10th year, 10 members of staff took part in our Ten for Ten Challenge. Each member of staff chose their own challenge based on the number 10, for example, Neil ran 10km ten times, Debbie walked 10 miles and Em did 10 different dance based exercise classes.

Together the staff raised over £1,300 for Countryside Mobility which meant that we could refurbish one of the oldest, most used all-terrain mobility scooters. What a great team effort!

2.6 Challenge – Learning BSL

The fabulous staff and volunteers at Living Options Devon took part in the 2.6 Challenge. They challenged themselves to learn British Sign Language (BSL) in a week and deliver a special message to those who sponsored and donated to the charity.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and took part, and a massive thank you to those that donated. We raised £1,250

Cake Sale

At Living Options Devon we are quite partial to baked goodies. So in 2019 we put our aprons on and made a spread of delicious cakes to sell to our neighbours on Lustleigh Close. Through the sales, and some very generous donations, we raised £207 for Living Options Devon.

Two members of Living Options Devon with cakes and a donation bucket under the Living Options Devon gazebo at an event

Exeter’s Great West Run

In October 2019 Debbie, Neil and Diane, all members of staff from Living Options Devon, ran the Great West Half Marathon.

The route took the trio through the city centre, followed by stunning countryside lanes and then a memorable stadium finish.

Together they raised an amazing £1,000 for Living Options Devon. Thank you so much.

James’s SUP Board River Dart Challenge

James took on the River Dart SUP board challenge. That’s a stand up paddle board to you and me! James challenged himself to paddle board the River Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes.

On the day of the race the conditions were extremely challenging, there was a 30 knot head wind, choppy waters and freezing temperatures. But James managed to stay upright and achieved 15th place out of 300 paddlers. He also managed to raise £150 for Living Options Devon.

Well done James and thank you for braving the challenging conditions.

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Where your money goes

David’s birthday fundraiser in aid of Countryside Mobility

“I wanted to do something close to my heart. My family and friends know how much I enjoy the countryside. So, I suggested instead of any gifts, if they might like to give a donation to Living Options.”

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Steve’s Countryside Mobility story

“The loss of mobility is forever but these machines will certainly change a disabled person’s perspective of just what might be achievable and remove some of the restrictions if only for a few hours.”

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Carly’s Advocacy Story

“The advocate continued to support me in meetings. It was crucial to my wellbeing that they were there. They found out what my options were, and helped me understand these options, and how they might work for me”.

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Jodie’s Story

“Jodie has been able to fully access two National Trust properties in Cornwall. Today we have been at Godolphin. In April she was able to use the Tramper at Lanhydrock”.

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Annie’s Story

“It stopped me from worrying about things, we could talk things through. It was somebody at the end of the phone to have a laugh with.”

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David’s Story

“When I was diagnosed I went through a very difficult time. I felt despair and self pity. I thought I would not be able to do anything for myself. See Hear gave me hope and inspired me”.

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Mary’s Story

“I am grateful for the help applying for a job”

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William’s Story

I didn’t know what to expect or if they would be able to help me. When I got there it was fabulous. The equipment you can try out and hire makes all the difference.

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