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Ironman to raise money for Malvern Special Families

A real-life super hero has pledged to fundraise for Malvern Special Families by taking part in not one, but TWO Ironman challenges for the small charity.

Tom Brazington will be doing a “Double Ironman” in Snowdonia in September – which means swimming 4.8 miles, followed by a 224-mile bike ride and then running two back-to-back marathons, totalling 52.4 miles as part of ‘The World’s Toughest Triathlon’. 

Tom said: “Why would I do this you might ask? Why not! life is too short and pushing yourself to the limit is very empowering but mainly it offers a way to do something special for others that are less fortunate than ourselves.”

“I have decided to do this for Malvern Special Families a wonderful local Malvern/Worcestershire charity that have helped friends of mine with care for their sister and hopefully to help many more children to interact with other children in similar positions.”

“It seems easy in this day and age to run for the popular charities and even though they are amazing and super important its still just as important to look after the smaller one and a local charity seems just perfect and fitting for me to help.”

Malvern Special Families charity provides safe and fun social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities aged between five and 19 in ‘out-of-school hours’ in Malvern and in Worcester.

Cassie Zoro, community fundraiser at Malvern Special Families, said: “Our small charity relies on the enthusiasm of fabulous community fundraisers like Tom, and the generosity of their sponsors.”

Please sponsor Tom if you can via his fundraising page:

Photo: Tom is pictured with one of his sons, getting ready for a training run.

Sisters ‘Race to the Stones’ in soaring temperatures

Two sisters from Worcester have completed one of the UK’s toughest ultra-marathon challenge at the weekend. The pair took part in the ‘Race to the Stones’ ultra-marathon in sizzling temperatures during which participants were challenged to run 100km along Britain’s oldest path within 24 hrs. Kerrin Fearns and Briony Mills from Worcester, took on theContinue Reading

Charity playleaders awarded Generation Can Awards

We are delighted that 3 of our charity’s playleaders have won Awards in the Professionals category at the Generation CAN Awards in Worcester.  The Generation CAN Awards are local awards to celebrate the remarkable achievements of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the adults who support them. Margaret Bennett, Ann Gilchrist and LauraContinue Reading

Fundraisers ‘Race to the Stones’ ultra-marathon challenge

Two fearless fundraisers are taking on one of the UK’s toughest ultra-marathon challenge at the weekend. The pair will run 100km along Britain’s oldest path this weekend, for a local charity.  Briony Mills and Kerrin Fearns wanted to take on an extreme challenge to fundraise for Malvern Special Families, a local charity which supports familiesContinue Reading

Summer Fun fundraising campaign launches

Malvern Special Families charity has launched it’s summer fun fundraising campagin. We need to fundraise £1500 by Friday 13th July to enable our small charity to purchase a specialist changing table plus sensory toys for our summer playschemes for children and young people with disabilities. You can text to donate: Text MSFS18 £10 to 70070Continue Reading

Malvern runner warming up for Half Marathon in the Netherlands

A local runner is taking parting in the Zwolle Half Marathon in June to help raise awareness and fundraise for local charity Malvern Special Families. Judy Gudgeon, one of the charity’s Trustees, is limbering up ahead of the Scania Zwolse Half Marathon which takes place in the Netherlands on June 9th.        Continue Reading

Last chance to sponsor Forest Warriors

It’s the last chance to sponsor a team of fearless fundraisers who have tackled an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for their chosen local charity. The team took part in Forest Warrior in the Forest of Dean to help raise awareness about Malvern Special Families – a local charity which provides fun and safeContinue Reading

Fundraisers face their fears in Forest Warrior challenge

A group of community fundraisers have tackled an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for a local charity. The team took part in Forest Warrior in the Forest of Dean on Sunday for Malvern Special Families. The fundraisers found themselves faced with a series of gruelling obstacles as part of the event. The group hadContinue Reading

Local charity receives bumper donation at joint 30th celebration

A Malvern charity which supports families who have children with disabilities has received a donation of more than £300 from the town’s Fatface store. A cheque for £301.96 was presented to Malvern Special Families at the shop on Church Street in Great Malvern as part of a joint 30th celebration. This year marks the 30thContinue Reading

Fundraisers to tackle Forest Warrior for charity

A group of community fundraisers are taking on the challenge of Forest Warrior, an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for a local charity. The team of fundraisers have been training hard for the challenge during which they will have to run through swamps, crawl through tunnels, climb scramble nets and plunge into an icy river.Continue Reading