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Monday 26 November 2012

Norwood’s cyclists get into gear for Sri Lanka

Over 100 cycling enthusiasts saddled up for Norwood’s international bike ride in Sri Lanka in October, which raised an amazing £400,000 for the Charity. The eight-day adventure, which kicked off in the Island’s capital Colombo, covered a challenging 400km coast-to-coast route through bustling streets, foothills, mountain ranges, waterfalls and endless tea plantations.

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Wednesday 10 October 2012

Royal Parks runners raise £15,000 for Norwood

Twenty Norwood runners took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon yesterday, raising £15,000 for the Charity and its life-changing work. The group joined 12,500 other participants in the sunshine for the 13.1 mile route through Kensington Gardens, Green Park, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

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Monday 2 July 2012

Almost 1,400 Cyclists Saddle Up to Raise £300,000 for Norwood and the Down’s Syndrome Association

Singer, Britain’s Got Talent judge and LA fitness Creative Director, Alesha Dixon waved off the first of almost 2,000 cyclists early yesterday morning at the start of the annual LA fitness Capital to Coast Cycle Ride for Charity, led by TV presenters Matt Barbet and Jeff Brazier.

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Young supporters put the fun into fundraising for Norwood

On 10th June, with the rain at bay, Norwood hosted its first combined Junior Bike Ride, Toddlerthon and Fun Day, sponsored by cycle shop Giant Radlett. From tots to teens, over 450 cycling enthusiasts took part in either a 5 mile or 10 mile off-road adventure, while under fours also joined in the fun by taking part in a Toddlerthon. The event is on target to raise £60,000 towards Norwood’s vital work with people with learning disabilities, and children and families in need. Read about the 2013 Junior Bike Ride

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Tuesday 15 May 2012

Fundraisers pound the pavements in aid of Norwood

Fundraisers supporting Norwood made the most of the sunshine on Sunday for the Norwood 10 Bridges walk.  The 6.5 or 13-mile journey, starting  near Vauxhall Bridge, and finishing beyond Tower Bridge, raised more than £15,000 for the Charity, which supports people with learning disabilities and children and families in need. 

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Monday 14 May 2012

Norwood raises £75,000 on Italian Job

A group of young professionals trekked and cycled through the snow, sand and mountains of Sicily over the May Bank Holiday weekend to raise over £75,000 for Norwood. 

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Monday 23 April 2012

Norwood runners ramp up the pounds in the London Marathon 

A group of 21 runners took to the Capital’s streets for the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April, in aid of Norwood. The event has so far raised an incredible £80.000 for the Charity, which supports people with learning disabilities and children and families in need. 

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Monday 16 January 2012

20th Anniversary of Norwood Challenges 

We’ve organised 47 events in 18 different countries, cycled, run and walked thousands of miles and raised a whopping £16million … and all this in just two decades! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Norwood Challenges programme, the Charity is calling on the whole community to go the extra mile to raise vital funds to help make this year’s events the biggest and best yet. 

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Monday 5 December 2011

Israel Bike Riders raise £260,000 for Norwood 

Some took the high road, and some took the low road, but the combined efforts of a group of 55 cyclists who rode through Israel in aid of Norwood has generated a wheely amazing £260,000. During the five-day adventure, which took place 19-27 November, 30 riders rode from Jerusalem to Eilat, while a further 25 opted for an extremely challenging north to south route through the land of milk and honey. The funds raised by both groups will go towards Norwood’s life-changing work with people with learning disabilities, and children and families in need. 

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Thursday 10 November 2011

65 saddle up for Northern Thailand cycle adventure

65 cycling enthusiasts got into gear for Norwood’s international bike ride in Thailand, which has so far raised an incredible £250,000. The ten day adventure began amongst the towering silk cotton trees of Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai, and finished at the infamous Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. During the ride, the group covered a 318km route through remote northern Thailand and explored areas beyond the usual tourist trail, travelling through breath-taking scenery comprising of dense jungle, emerald paddy fields, rapid rivers and tumbling waterfalls.

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Monday 11 July 2011

Capital to Coast 2011 raises £250,000 

More than 1,300 cycling enthusiasts took part in a 60-mile adventure through the English countryside on Sunday, 10 July, in aid of three amazing causes. Now in its 16th year, the Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity raised £250,000 for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Monday 20 June 2011

Families get on their bikes to raise £55,000 at the Norwood Junior Bike Ride

More than 450 cycling enthusiasts of all ages took part in Norwood’s annual Junior Bike Ride this Father’s Day. Large numbers of sporty youngsters aged 7-14 and their families participated in the 10 mile off-road adventure which took place on Sunday, 19 June. The Junior Bike Ride gives young people the opportunity to raise money in order to make a difference to the lives of people who rely on the Charity’s services.

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Wednesday 1 June 2011

YN Croatian Challengers experience best of Balkans 

A group of young cyclists experienced the best of the Balkans as they traversed picturesque Adriatic coastline over the Bank Holiday weekend to raise £32,000 for Norwood. The 27 fundraisers joined Norwood staff and several adults who use its services for a four-day bike ride and trek through southern Croatia.

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Friday 27 May 2011

Charities gearing up for Capital to Coast 2011 

Cycling enthusiasts have less than two months to sign up to and train for a charity bike ride which will take riders on a 60-mile adventure through the English countryside in aid of three amazing causes. Now in its 16th year, the Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity will take place on Sunday, 10 July, and aims to raise an estimated £300,000 for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Monday 23 May 2011

Join Jack and his dad on the Junior Bike Ride 

More than 400 cycling enthusiasts young and old are gearing up to take part in Norwood’s annual Junior Bike Ride this Father’s Day. Large numbers of sporty youngsters aged 7-14 and their families have signed up for the 10 mile off-road adventure on Sunday, 19 June. The Junior Bike Ride gives young people the opportunity to raise money in order to make a difference to the lives of people who rely on the charity’s services.

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Wednesday 23 March 2011

Andrea to complete fantastic four for Norwood 

Fundraiser Andrea Fraquelli is hoping to run up a huge total for Norwood by completing a quartet of marathons in less than 12 hours.

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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Show some ‘Team Spirit’ at Capital to Coast 2011

Businesses are being called upon to help raise vital funds for worthy causes by entering corporate teams into this year’s Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity on Sunday, 10 July. Capital to Coast 2011 aims to raise an estimated £300,000 for three charities: Norwood; the Cystic Fibrosis Trust; and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Thursday 28 October 2010

Newlyweds honeymoon with Norwood to raise money on Kenya Bike Ride

120 brave cyclists took to the outback of east Africa for Norwood’s international bike ride in Kenya, which raised an incredible £400,000. The ride, which began in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and finished by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, took the group through the breathtaking scenery of the area’s national parks, where they were able to get up close and personal with the local wildlife.

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Wednesday 20 October 2010

Kilimanjaro trekkers raise £100,000 for The Hope Centre

A group of 25 trekkers were on top of the world after raising £100,000 for The Hope Centre during a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The Hope Centre based in Willesden, north-west London is a Norwood service for children and young people with special educational needs. Using a range of learning techniques, including a methodology pioneered by Professor Feuerstein, its teachers and therapists help students aged between three and 19 to learn in their own individual and creative ways. Hope also provides training for staff and parents.

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Monday 11 October 2010

Royal Parks runners raise £5,000 for Norwood

Norwood’s very own magnificent seven joined 12,500 other runners at the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon yesterday, raising £5,000 for the Charity and its life-changing work. The group enjoyed glorious sunshine as they completed the 13 mile run through some of London’s most beautiful green spaces. The route through Kensington Gardens, Green Park, Hyde Park and St James’s Park also took in superb views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Monday 6 September 2010

Joel and Martin gear up for Norwood’s Israel Bike Ride

A group of cyclists, including several tandem riders, are preparing to saddle up for a tour of some of the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery in the Holy Land, during Norwood’s upcoming Israel Bike Ride. The on and off road adventure between 6 and 14 November will begin with a tour of the historic fortress of Masada, before riders set off on a journey to the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea.

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Thursday 15 July 2010

Anthony climbs back into the saddle for Kenya Bike Ride

An estimated 140 cyclists will take on the terrains of east Africa in aid of Norwood during its international bike ride in Kenya in October. The ride will begin at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and finish in Mombasa by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Riders will cycle through national parks, breathtaking scenery and get up close and personal with the local wildlife, while navigating the challenging mountainous hills and vast flat lands.

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Monday 28 June 2010

Cyclists ride ‘Capital to Coast’ to raise £250,000 for charity

More than 1,400 cyclists set their wheels in motion to raise an estimated £250,000 for five charities, during the annual Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity today. Now in its fifteenth year, the charity bike ride generated vital funds for Norwood, Bliss, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the Down’s Syndrome Association, and Heart FM’s Have a Heart appeal.

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Monday 21 June 2010

Families get in gear to raise £35,000 at Norwood Junior Bike Ride

Dozens of dads set aside their slippers and Sunday papers on Father’s Day to saddle-up for Norwood’s annual Junior Bike Ride. They were among 340 people who took part in the 10-mile off-road adventure in Elstree yesterday, helping to raise £35,000 for the Charity’s work with people with learning disabilities, and children and families in need.

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Wednesday 2 June 2010

YN Italian Challenge is just the job for Norwood

It was an Italian job well done for a team of 46 young cyclists who raised £45,000 for Norwood during a cycling tour of northern Italy. The inaugural YN Italian Challenge took the group on a four-day bike ride and trek through the hills of the picturesque Riccione province over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Tuesday 1 June 2010

Just 4 weeks left to sign up to C2C

During National ‘Get Active Week’ (20–27 June), individuals, families and communities from all over the UK are being asked to put their cycling skills to the test by taking part in the Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity, on 27 June. No matter how old, young fit or unhealthy you think you are, everyone and anyone is being encouraged to get on their bike for a worthy cause.

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Friday 28 May 2010

Nathanel gets in gear for Junior Bike Ride

Dads may well want to think again if they were planning on putting their feet up this Father’s Day. Instead, they are being asked to saddle-up with the rest of the family and participate in the Norwood Junior Bike Ride on Sunday, 20 June.

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Wednesday 26 May 2010

Candice makes a splash for Norwood

A kind-hearted schoolgirl who organised a swimathon in aid of Norwood has raised an amazing £9,000 for the Charity. Candice Tucker, 11, from St John’s Wood, invited 52 of her friends to take part in the fundraising event, which was kindly hosted by Francis Holland School in Clarence Gate. All the money raised at the swimathon, held on Sunday, 16 May, will help Norwood to continue providing a range of life-changing services for people with learning disabilities and children and families in need.

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Monday 24 May 2010

Fychi and Norwood team raise vital funds at Community Fun Run

A group of energetic fundraisers braved the heat yesterday to raise £1,000 for Norwood during the annual Community Fun Run. The 25 Norwood participants included 20-year-old Fychi Dresdner, who completed the course in a wheelchair pushed by her long-term foster mum Judy Meshulam.

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Tuesday 11 May 2010

Fundraisers walk the walk in aid of Norwood

Fundraisers of all ages and abilities braved the weather and put their best foot forward in aid of Norwood on Sunday during its annual Waterside Walk. The walk was held amid the lush surroundings of Windsor Great Park and raised more than £5,000 for the Charity, which supports people with learning disabilities and children and families in need. The group of around 40 walkers included people who live in Norwood’s supported living and residential homes in Berkshire, Redbridge and north-west London.

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