National Star launches their Go Far, Be a Star campaign

How far will you go in National Star’s new annual fundraising challenge? Run, walk, swim, cycle, hop, skip, scoot or go far however and wherever you like. Whether it’s one mile or 100. You choose the challenge, you decide the distance.

There’s no registration fee and no fundraising target. Raise money, tot up your miles and share your photos and progress with us!

The personal learning journeys of National Star students are momentous. Some learn to communicate by email using Eye Gaze technology, others learn how to drive their wheelchair independently to go out without a care worker controlling their direction of travel.

Go far, be a star is our celebration of their journey. The collective miles we cover during the year will help support future students to reach their full potential.

Colleagues Claire Smith and Charlotte Davis have set themselves the challenge of walking the 124 miles around the Ring of Kerry, without setting foot on Irish soil. The duo hope to complete their walking challenge in five weeks and have set themselves a fundraising target of £500.

Keen walkers Claire and Charlotte have signed up to National Star’s ‘Go Far, Be a Star’ fundraising challenge to raise money towards the charity’s Building a Brighter Future Appeal to construct new specialist accommodation for students at Ullenwood.

‘We both enjoy walking but towards the end of the year other things got in the way of us getting out and about as much as we liked. The ‘Go Far, Be a Star’ challenge was the perfect excuse to dust off our walking boots for our favourite charity,’ said Claire.

‘We may not be visiting Ireland to complete the walk, but we will be having the Ring of Kerry in our thoughts and may celebrate with a drop of Guinness when we smash our fundraising target,’ said Charlotte.

Feeling inspired to follow in Charlotte and Claire’s footsteps by taking on your own challenge for National Star? Get in touch with Monica Farthing by email or ring 01242 524478.


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