Find your challenge – and conquer it!

Posted by / Friday 19 August 2016 / Fundraising
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Society doesn't always prioritise disabled children – sometimes, it doesn't even make it a fair race. It doesn't have to be that way.

Whether you have a disability, know someone who does, or just want to take part in something truly epic, Parallel London is your chance to get involved. It's also an opportunity to help support the 611 services Action for Children provides to disadvantaged and disabled children around the UK every day.

We believe children with disabilities should have the same opportunities as able-bodied children, which is why we're taking part in Parallel London. It's an event for everyone, and a great family day out - and you're invited! We'd love for you to fundraise for us so that, together, we can make sure no child is excluded because of disability.

What is Parallel London?

Parallel London will be the world's first fully inclusive fun push/run, and it's coming to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on September 9th 2016 (exactly four years since the 2012 Paralympics!).

Fully inclusive? What does that mean?

All ages, all abilities, no time limits and no excuses! There are five events covering distances from 100m to 10km, including a 1km super sensory route: how you get round is entirely up to you! Walk, run, push or wheel yourself, bring a buddy or come as a carer: it's for all of us.

As well as the challenges, there’ll be plenty to investigate, with interactive zones showcasing everything from food to art and assistive technology. The day will be topped off with a family festival open to everyone, for free, to celebrate inclusion and diversity.

Ready to get involved?

  • Register to secure a sponsored place in one of the distance events (it's free for carers, buddies and children under 5 if they’re coming along with a participant).
  • If you have any questions, drop us a line: Challenge@ActionforChildren.org.uk.
  • To find out more about the work we do supporting disabled children and their families, start here.

More support. When you need it.

We have a wide range of resources to help disabled young people.