Family takes on #TeamCalvert

November 06, 2017

2017 saw the Richardson family, with the help of Anthony Tang,  taking part in a series of 5 challenges all in aid of Calvert Trust Kielder. The family decided to take on the group challenge at the end of 2016, and had a Christmas day draw to decide which family member was doing what challenge.

The results of the draw were;

•  Tyne Bridge Newcastle Zip Wire  - Alan
•  Skydive - Anthony Tang on behalf of Rachel
•  ‘Color Obstacle Rush’ - Julie -
•  The Great North Run - Daniel
• The Kielder Marathon - Lauren

Alan was up for the first event, a Zip wire with #TeamCalvert from the iconic Tyne Bridge; during the event he said of his family's decision to take part in this challenge;

"Calvert Trust Kielder is an extraordinary charity that helps people with disabilities from across the country participate in outdoor activities alongside their friends and family. They seek to provide opportunities for families and individuals to experience the enjoyment of the outdoors, whilst challenging themselves in a safe and caring environment.

As a family, we would like to contribute to the charity’s vision -  "People with disabilities sharing in life’s opportunities”, and are hoping to raise as much money as possible for this extremely worthwhile cause."

The family has taken part in different events throughout the year and have been spectacular in their fundraising efforts, so far raising over £2,700.

Charlotte Crumbley, Events Fundraiser spoke of the family's achievements, " We are all so proud and thankful to the Richardson family, they have been great throughout the year, turning up en mass to every event and always bringing such excitement with them. I have loved working with them and am so pleased with the funds they were able to raise, it will help us continue to do our amazing work".

If you would like to find out more about the Family's year of events, then visit their JustGiving Page to read about each success.

If you would like to find out more how you can join #TeamCalvert and have your own challenge please contact our Fundraising Team on +44 (0)1434 250232.

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