April has been a really busy month for Reach. We were joining many other charities to celebrate Limb Loss Awareness month to try and raise the profile of Reach to potential members, health care professionals and the general public. We planned to do this by putting up videos of our members, trustees, staff and partners saying what Reach meant to them and why people should join or donate. It was a slow start but then a whole host of short films came in, and together they really do tell the story of Reach. If you would like to see all the videos head to:
In the middle of April the London Marathon created a national campaign to try and raise funds for UK charities and of course Reach had to join, The 2.6 Challenge was just too good to be missed and we desperately need to raise funds! Led by our fantastic Ambassador Claire Cashmore, who did 26 challenges of 26 repetitions, and linked in with Amy Marren, Melissa Johns, Briony Bakes, Claire’s wonderful sister Emma and many of our members taking part in her fitness challenges. This is not to mention the loads and loads of other members and supporters who undertook their unique 2.6 challenges, from aeroplane runs to sets of 26 challenges, to sit ups and burpees, from cartwheels, to making soft toys and the pièce de résistance the Reach oRchestRa!
The oRchestRa is made up of 32 Reach members, from 14 places across the UK, music comes from a professional Harpist to a retired hand surgeon playing Violin, Trumpets to Drums, Flutes to Ukulele’s, Euphoniums to Guitar and Bass guitars, Recorders, Tenor horns, Cello, Oboe Clarinets, Cornets and little Arthur age 3 – working hard on the Tambourine!
Claire Cashmore is just the best! 26 tough challenges and still smiling (and dancing!)🌟🌟One of my activities was 26 mins of singing and dancing 😅😅😅as you can probably tell it was 26 minutes of trying to move my arms and legs in some way that might look like dancing #goon #twopointsixchallenge #londonmarathon
Posted by Reach – helping children with upper limb difference live life without limit on Monday, 27 April 2020
The best people to tell you why Reach meet ups, activity weekends and events are so special 💕🧡🌟#support#limblossawarenessmonth
Posted by Reach – helping children with upper limb difference live life without limit on Thursday, 30 April 2020