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Whether it’s a 10K run, " a half marathon, " hiking in Derbyshire, " trekking through Morocco, " or completing a fun run ... " we have a challenge for you! Join Shine Chair, Richard Astle, on a remarkable year and help transform the lives of everyone living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Registered Charity No. 249338


The Chairman’s Challenge Richard Astle, Chairman of Shine, is embarking on a year of 10 challenges for 2014 to mark his 10 anniversary as Chair of this Peterborough-based charity." th

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Richard is hoping to raise ÂŁ25,000 to fund a new Health and Wellbeing Centre for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

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As the Managing Director of Athene Communications, Richard has set himself these challenges: two 10K runs, five half marathons, a 40-mile hike, a trek across the Sahara Desert, and a Santa Dash for good measure!"

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This is a huge undertaking, and Richard would appreciate your support through sponsorship, or maybe you could challenge yourself to run or trek with him? "

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If you would like more information about The Chairman’s Challenge, please contact Sam Lyons on E: sam.lyons@shinecharity.org.uk or T: 01733 421353

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Challenge One "

Nick Beer 10K, Llandudno, Wales! 9 February 2014 Race details:!

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ENTRY ON THE DAY! AVAILABLE

The Nick Beer 10K is a memorial race held in Llandudno, Wales.!

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This will be the first event in Richard’s calendar and it would be great to see you there at the beginning of this monumental year of challenges.!

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Deadline for entry is 3 February 2014

nwrrc.co.uk/nick-beer-10km-event.html


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Challenge Two Larne Half Marathon, Larne, Northern Ireland! 22 March 2014 Race details:!

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Taking in the beautiful scenery of Larne, Northern Ireland, this is the second Chairman’s Challenge which will see the race distance increase to a 13.1 mile half marathon.!

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ENTRY ON THE DAY! AVAILABLE WALKING OPTION! AVAILABLE TEAM RELAY AVAILABLE

As well as the full run option, Larne offers both a team relay and walking option - so there’s a way for everyone to get involved!

larnehalfmarathon.webs.com


" " " " " " " Sheffield Half Marathon, Sheffield!

Challenge Three 6 April 2014 FUN RUN OPTION! AVAILABLE

Race details:!

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The Sheffield half marathon will see Richard return to his home town with friends and family present to cheer him along.!

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If the half marathon distance is too far, why not try the Fun Run? Every step makes a difference to the essential work of Shine.!

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Deadline for entry: 25 March 2014

www.sheffieldmarathon.com


" " " " " " Leeds Half Marathon, Leeds! 11 May 2014

Challenge Four Race details:!

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FUN RUN OPTION! AVAILABLE

Shine Patron and BBC pundit, Danny Mills, will be joining Richard for this popular run right through the centre of Leeds.!

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If the 13.1 mile option is a bit far for you, why not sign up for the Fun Run?!

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Deadline for race entry: 9 May 2014

www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds


" " " " " " " World Cup 10K, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!

Challenge Five July 2014 Race details:!

INTERNATIONAL! CHALLENGE

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Richard will be joined by Shine Patron and BBC pundit, Danny Mills, on this 10K run with a World Cup samba vibe!!

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If you’re in Brazil at the time of the event, get in touch and we can arrange for you to run this race with Richard, Danny and all the fans, that join in to truly make this event Shine!!

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To register interest, contact Sam Lyons - ! E: sam.lyons@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421353


" " " " " " " Dales Destroyer, 40 mile hike, Derbyshire!

Challenge Six 16 August 2014 Hike details:!

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The Dales Destroyer is better known as the Limestone Way, a 40 mile walk across Derbyshire from Castleton to Tissington taking in many of the best known and most beautiful parts of the Peak District dales. !

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The challenge is to complete the walk in the course of one day, starting at 7am and finishing by 9pm on 16 August 2014.!

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You will be equipped with all the route details so that you have an option to join at various stages of the hike, completing sections of the challenge according to your own plan, or make an attempt to complete the whole walk in one day.!

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To register interest or find out more, contact Sam Lyons - ! E: sam.lyons@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421353


" " " " " " " Great North Run, Gateshead!

Challenge Seven 7 September 2014 Race details:!

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FUN RUN OPTION! AVAILABLE

Quite simply the world’s greatest half marathon event!!

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Come and join Richard in experiencing a very special event, either as a half marathon or fun-runner, and witness one of the greatest spectacles in the British sports calendar. To register interest, contact Shelley Green - ! E: shelley.green@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421307

www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=1


" " " " " " " Perkins Great Eastern Run, Peterborough!

Challenge Eight 19 October 2014 Race details:!

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FUN RUN OPTION! AVAILABLE

One of the fastest growing runs in the UK with more competitors than ever for the 2013 race! Join Richard in Peterborough, the city in which he has worked for many years, and experience this flat, fast run!!

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If the 13.1 miles sounds daunting, why not tackle the Fun Run?!

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To register interest, contact Shelley Green - ! E: shelley.green@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421307

www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk


" " " " " " " Trek Morocco! 31 October 2014

Challenge Nine INTERNATIONAL! CHALLENGE

Trek details:!

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Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trek through the deserts of Morocco, and experience the beauty, history and hospitality of this ancient nation.!

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The ten-day trek will be a great challenge to really test your fitness as you fundraise significant amounts towards the work of Shine.!

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To find out more please visit:!

www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/sahara-desert-trek!

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To register interest, contact Sam Lyons - ! E: sam.lyons@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421353


" " " " " " " Santa Dash, London!

Challenge Ten 14 December 2014 Race details:!

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End this amazing year of challenges with festive cheer and join us for the Santa Dash at Burghley Park, Lincolnshire, a fun run with every single person dressed as Santa Claus!!

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What better way to give a gift to Shine?!!

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To find out more please visit:!

www.stamfordsantafunrun.com!

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To register interest, contact Sam Lyons - ! E: sam.lyons@shinecharity.org.uk T: 01733 421353


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How will we use the money you fundraise? Shine’s new Health and Wellbeing Centre ...

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By providing the first ever specialised Centre of its type in England, Shine will provide a vital focus for supporting the health and wellbeing needs of our members with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

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Individual ‘whole person’ health appointments with qualified Shine staff Occupational therapy assessments and advice Nurse consultations for specific issues Health courses focusing on a specific area of health New parent sessions for parents with disabled newborns Parent support and networking sessions Wheelchair advice Training courses in wheelchair skills Support in communicating with GPs and consultants Remote access to health professionals through Skype Independent living skills in an accessible training kitchen facility Equipment and aids to try.

" The Centre’s outreach services will offer: " • • • • • •

Telephone, e-mail and Skype access for advice A range of information resources on all aspects of spina bifida and hydrocephalus Advice for professionals Training courses and health events Peer support groups Healthy Living initiatives


From everyone we work with here at Shine ...!

Thank you!


Chairman's Challenge Brochure