During the first 'Run Paris to London' event a substantial amount of money was raised for a variety of charities. For the second running we've teamed up with 'Get Kids Going'. We would therefore ask all runners to raise as much as they can for our chosen charity. In addition friends, family and followers of the event can donate online by following the link below. All of the money donated will be transferred directly to the chosen charity. So please give generously!
Get Kids Going! is a National charity which gives disabled children and young people the wonderful opportunity of playing wheelchair sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can participate in; marathons, rugby, basketball, golf, tennis, mountain skiing, and many more sports.
Get Kids Going! also encourages British disabled children to compete in sporting events worldwide by giving grants for; training, travel, competition fees etc. By giving sports grants we ensure that all our young athletes receive long term support year on year. This is what makes Get Kids Going! so unique. With your help many Get Kids Going! youngsters could become world beaters and paralympic champions!
The average sports grant required each year is about £6,000. The cost of a sports wheelchair is about £3,000. All are designed individually for speed, power and thrill! The charity supports children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. We ensure that when equipment is outgrown it is passed on to other children so, our supporters' valuable donations are never wasted.
Tanni Grey-Thompson OBE, Vice President of Get Kids Going! says; "Many people who support Get Kids Going! see the amazing difference it makes to a disabled child's life. The charity gives disabled young athletes, at any age and any level, the chance of a lifetime".