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gives free hands-on care to people with all terminal illnesses in their own homes, and vital emotional support to their loved ones – day or night, until the very end. Support from the races paid for urgently-needed care locally.
The riders provide an emergency blood transport service to the NHS Hospitals in Cambridgeshire & Suffolk – 24/7. Our members use their own or charity vehicles and pay for their own fuel. In 3 years we have completed almost 2,500 deliveries providing our local hospitals with an estimated saving £200,000.
Hunts10K helped to replace ageing bikes.
The Reading Services provide reading materials in various formats (e.g. “talking”, Braille and giant print) that help blind and partially-sighted people become more independent, not having to rely on others; they can interact with their friends and family about their interests despite the isolation of sight loss. Funds from the races helped to convert new material and also to continue the service sending books out to users.
We support children, young people and their families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances. Our vision is that “every child and young person is loved, nurtured and valued”.
Funds from the races were used for the core programmes in the East of England.
Home-Start Cambridgeshire supports families with children under 5 years old through home-visits carried out by trained volunteers.
We provide practical and emotional support with issues such as isolation, postnatal illness, multiple births, disability, mental health or those who are just finding parenting a struggle. We help rebuild a family’s confidence, resilience and connection with their community.
What we do can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.
The races helped to train more volunteers.
Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind is a local, independent charity which supports over 600 blind and visually impaired people of all ages living throughout the area. With the help of our vounteers, the Society provides a wide range of services and activities including social clubs, equipment, subsidised holiday, information and advice and assistance with applications for grants and benefit entitlements.
The Society is embarking on a building project to improve and extend its premises in Huntingdon, providing much-needed additional office and storage space and better facilities to meet the needs of Society members.
We are a Charter Standard Community Club run entirely by volunteers, with fifteen teams and a mini soccer school, catering for players from age 5 to 17. Whilst the FA allow girls to play in mixed teams until they are 15 we have found that very few girls actually want to do this, funds from the races support girls’ teams.
The Club offers a day away from home for the elderly and housebound. Money from the 2014 races paid for a hearing aid loop and entertainment events. Neal Thomas went to see how they were getting along: read article
Every year, over 30,000 people with disabilities discover through RDA just how much they can do. Money from last year’s races helped the local group with hire costs and specially adapted tack for the young riders.
The Hunts 10k charitable trust is all about making life better for local people, and especially about how exercise can help everyone. So when John came to explain that Jump club provides a fun way to exercise for people of all ages with learning difficulties or physical disabilities, by using a supervised experience on a trampoline, but that there were not enough trampolines, the trustees jumped at the chance to help. Funds from the 2014 race helped him purchase 2 more trampolines so that 3 times as many people can benefit from “rebound therapy”- and their happy faces show how much it helps to literally jump for joy!