Tag Archives: 2020

My Prudential RideLondon get on your bikes 15-16 Aug

My Prudential RideLondon 15 and 16 August 2020

Get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – to help save the UK’s charities!

The eighth edition of Prudential RideLondon was due to take place on 15 and 16 August 2020, and while the festival can’t go ahead as planned, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging people to get on their bikes – or any other non-motorised wheeled transport! – and help save the UK’s charities in the process.

My Prudential RideLondon is building on the success of The 2.6 Challenge – created following the postponement of the London Marathon – which became the biggest collective fundraising effort in the world, raising more than £11 million and involving nearly 4,000 charities.

My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to take part in the world’s greatest free festival of cycling. Whatever your age or ability, you can join in – wherever you live in the UK and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself.

It’s your rideyour way,  for the charity of your choice!


the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Thousands of staff have been placed on furlough, and one in 10 charities face bankruptcy, while the sector as a whole faces a funding gap of more than £10 billion in 2020.

Over seven years, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process.

This year, we can’t all ride together, but we can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling and support the UK’s charities.


the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk



SalesForce running 5k for Metro Blind Sport!

Salesforce UK runs 5K to Raise 5k for Metro Blind Sport!

5k Run by Salesforce for Metro Blind Sport

Please help the Amazing @SalesforceUK  BDR Public Sector Team – who will be completing a 5k run to raise £5k for Metro Blind Sport

You can donate to their fundraising effort using this link: http://blindsport.uk/ShareRaiseRun

On Friday, 17th July our team – Salesforce BDR Public Sector – will be completing a 5k run to raise £5k for Metro Blind Sport

We want to give back to Metro Blind Sport who are creating sporting opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities with a visual impairment. We have chosen this charity since one of our team members’ vision is impacted after a sporting incident.

By engaging with partners, volunteers, and qualified coaches, Metro Blind Sport’s vision is to enable blind and partially sighted Londoners to lead a more active, fulfilling life through improving the accessibility of opportunities.

Check out their Twitter (@MetroVISports) and Instagram (@metroblindsport) page for more information on what they do and how.

Please help us reach our goal of £5k and get that matched by Salesforce to double the impact!

Thanks, Salesforce BDR PBU


 Metro Blind Sport’s chance to win £1,000!

Metro's chance to win £1,000 Movement for Good award

Metro is asking for nominations to win £1,000 Movement for Good award.

Metro Blind Sport is encouraging people to nominate them to be in for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Metro Blind Sport online. Nominations are open from Wednesday 6 May to Sunday 24 May and you can vote for Metro Blind Sport online at movementforgood.com

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times [your charity] is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

These funds will be used to continue to supply sporting and social event for blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities

Metro Blind Sport is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Martin CEO of Metro  Blind Sport Says:

Could you help Metro  Blind Sport win £1000? There is a quick form to complete to nominate us, it takes only a couple of minutes. You will need to enter our charity number which is 1158098.   Just click the nominate  link below

Thanks as always for your Support


Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, says: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards for the second year running. The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties. Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

“We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 24 May 2020


Ecclesiastical has launched Their £1m Movement for Good awards!

To give back to the communities they serve and to champion the issues that really matter, especially in this time of need – working together to build a movement for good.

Just imagine what Metro Blind Sport   could do with a £1,000 donation

Designed to give eligible charities* in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference, we’re donating £1,000 to 500 charities.

All you need to do is visit movementforgood.com, click ‘nominate now’ and enter your Charity of choice’s details.  – Charity No. 1158098 

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 24 May 2020

The more nominations a charity gets, the greater it’s chance of receiving a £1,000 donation, so start spreading the word to your friends and family.

To find out more visit: https://www.movementforgood.com/



Blind Sailing Week: Apply by 16 March

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week - Apply by 16 March

Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

APPLICATION DEADLINE – BLIND WEEK  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

We are writing with a warm invitation to participate in this year’s event!

Our 2020 sailing week will be Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Participants will gather during the afternoon of Saturday 20 June and we start the week with an opening dinner at the RCYC clubhouse that evening.

Having sailed to a variety of locations along the coast during the week, the yachts and their crews will re-convene at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club for the closing dinner on the evening of Friday 26 June.  The event will then end on the morning of Saturday 27 June when crews will disembark their yachts and return home.

I am delighted to say that Mike Browne has once again agreed to facilitate this event through his charity, Sporting Activities for the Disabled Charitable Trust.

If you are visually impaired and would like to apply for a place to crew on a yacht for the week please contact the below email to find out more and get the forms/emails you need to reply too  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

Please note that we now have a dedicated Blind Week email address which is: mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk and all emails and correspondence should be sent to this new address.

The RYA’s recently made video of the event is a useful introduction

To avoid misunderstandings it is important to reply to this email, even if you have previously indicated that you would like to participate in Blind Week 2020.

We are very aware of the need to keep costs under tight control and we have been able to maintain the VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.

If you haven’t participated in Blind Week before, please read ‘What’s it all About?’ – a description by regular VI participants to be found in the document which follows on from this letter (as we’ve been told that email attachments can sometimes be a headache!)

We should emphasise that you really do not need any prior sailing experience to participate in and really enjoy Blind Week.  Complete beginners and newcomers are just as warmly welcomed as experienced VI sailors whose skills have been developed over many sea miles!  If you know of any visually impaired person who may not be aware of the event, but might also like to come along, or any friend who doesn’t appear to have received this email, please do ask them to contact us – or you can simply copy this email onto them.

Please note that Blind Week only caters for applicants over 18 years old.  In addition, the sailing yachts used are not specially equipped or adapted to cater for physical disabilities, and therefore the event requires moderate agility by all the crew, including VI participants.  This requirement is set out in the ‘What’s It All About’ document, Section 4, and we ask you to confirm that you meet it.

At this early planning stage it is impossible to offer firm places until we know the availability of boats.  So while we will quickly acknowledge receipt of your application, we will only be able to confirm your place and your provisional yacht allocation in early April.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!  mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk

Once again – our best wishes for 2020… a New Year in which we hope you’ll spend some of your time on the water with us!

Will Bridge  and Rosie Shorman

Blind Week Co-ordinators


London’s most inspiring 10k

London's most inspiring 10k - The Vitality London 10,000

Beat the winter blues and spring into Summer with London’s most inspiring 10k run! The Vitality London 10,000 offers a great weekend of running for everyone – whether your goal is to run your first 10K, take on a fitness challenge with friends or go for a new personal best, make today the day you sign up and secure your place on the start line!

The Vitality London 10,000 takes place on bank holiday Monday 25 May and features a spectacular route in the heart of the capital, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace!

Every finisher receives a first-class medal, a New Balance souvenir tech T-shirt and a free massage at the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park after the race.

Sign yourself up for London’s most inspiring 10k run and enjoy the late May Bank Holiday!

Enter Now: https://blindsport.uk/London10000