Challenge Wales A Finalist In The ITV People’s Millions Award

Whoo Hoo, we couldn’t be happier at Challenge Wales.

First came the email and then the letter to say we were finalists in the ITV People’s Millions Award. So what’s that I hear you say….

Challenge Wales is one of only six charities in Wales to be selected to go head-t0-head in a Community Style X-Factor for the chance to win £50,000. On Monday 25 November 2013 Challenge Wales will face the public vote.

We are asking for £50,000 to undertake sailing activities in North, West and South Wales with visually impaired young people as part of our ‘Turning the Tide’ project. We will need some extra equipment to make the boat suitable; such as audio compass, tactile charts, talking thermometer and other galley equipment. We will also require extra transport to ensure that the visually impaired young people can get to and from the boat.

We want to break down the barriers and make sail training more accessible. We want to provide an activity where like-minded individuals can share the experience, develop their self-confidence while having a fun time and making new friends.

Now we now need your help to win!

Will you be able to vote for us on Monday 25 November? You can vote by phone only (up to 10 times from the UK from 9.00am until midnight). We won’t know the phone number until the day itself  so if there is one thing you are going to do now…is write down in your diary/online calendar/mobile alarm clock on Monday 25 November – **Check Challenge Wales website and vote for them in the People’s Millions!**

We can make it even easier for you to remember; just follow us on twitter, Like us on Facebook, sign up to our email list or pledge your support for us on the People’s Millions Website and when voting lines open on Monday 25 November we will be in touch….then pass the message on.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be asking our volunteers for help to enable us to raise awareness of our ‘Turning the Tide’ project and if you see us give us a wave or a cheer and if you want to get involved, please get in touch.

Whoo Hooo #veryexcited #pplsmillions

Young People on Challenge Wales

Welsh young people on Challenge Wales

 

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