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THE LONG PUSH 2012 is sponsored by...

THE LONG PUSH has been sponsored and supported by the following companies and individuals...

BIG WOODY'S SKATEBOARD SHOP : DC SHOES : ORANGATANG WHEELS/J&R SPORTS : SPORTING SAILS : SKATEFURTHER :

WOODY & DRE (BIG WOODY'S): MARK ROBINSON (OBAS UK): KYLE CHIN(LOADED BOARDS) : RICHARD BIRCHWOOD (J&R SPORTS): BILLY & NICK SMITH (SPORTING SAILS) JULIET & THE STAFF OF TESCO EXPRESS, ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHPORT :

If you would like to sponsor me on my journeys, please contact me at the_long_push@btinternet.com

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Sunday, 1 April 2012

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY - Monday April 2nd






For some families of course, EVERY DAY is about autism awareness. So I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone what The Long Push 2012 is all about. 










As well as raising general awareness of autism, the aim of The Long Push is to generate some donations towards an autism support charity that has helped myself and my girlfriend to come to understand what is happening since her son was diagnosed last year, and that has supported us through some of the meetings and hard times. The charity is FAMILIES CONNECTED


The charity was formed to connect the families of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders by giving them a voice and a forum for support. Families living with a child with ASD can find it to be an isolating experience. Families Connected was founded to provide avenues for communication between families who can understand each others experiences and help others through sharing. Families Connected works to help families find support from a community who understands the effects of ASD on family and daily life.

To find out more about FAMILIES CONNECTED check out their web page at http://www.families-connected.org.uk/ 

April being AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH, seems the ideal platform to step up the fundraising aspect of The Long Push 2012, and several different aspects of fundraising are going to start from this month. The posters have been ordered, press release finalised, letters and e mails will be going out to several different potential corporate sponsors and some other events are being planned. Anyone can donate at anytime using the Just Giving widget at the side of this page or by visiting the page at http://www.justgiving.com/TheLongPush but, with today being WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY I have a small request...

THE LONG PUSH 2012 Facebook page has 256 likes. On my own personal Facebook page I have 108 friends. That's 364 potential sponsors. If only half of you (in the UK) donated £1 each towards The Long Push today that would be another £182 towards the £5000 target, allowing Families Connected to support more families in the same position as us. Almost double the current total. And it's easy to do....

Just giving can now accept donations by text message from your mobile phone. All you have to do is type a text message with the following code LFAA50 £1 and send it to 70070. If you wish to donate more you can just substitute the amount for £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10. You will receive a receipt for your donation by text and also be given the opportunity to choose 'Gift Aid' to increase your donation to the charity. This could be an enormous boost to the fund raising in just one day, so if you are able to, please consider making a £1 donation today, World Autism Awareness Day.

Me? I'm hoping to break that 20 mile barrier on the board, if the weather holds. But if not today, then I should have it done by the end of this week. Then it's the 25 mile barrier by the end of April.

Finally, thanks to everyone who has donated or sponsored me in some way so far. Please continue to share links and tell your friends, neighbours, work colleagues and bosses and help me reach that £5000 target.


More soon, until then, however you spend your day, have a great one.

Chris















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