Each year LSMOC and The London To Brighton Mini Run try to raise much needed money for charity
Once again we have the pleasure of naming our chosen charities as
In the last year your donations managed to raise a fantastic £16000.
One half of this money was used to sponsor our very own L2B horse, Scoop!
Another half supported PHAB and their mission.
Every penny received by these small organisations helps make a difference to people's lives
About Our Charities
The Diamond Centre
Diamond provides therapeutic riding and carriage driving for children and adults with disabilities.
As part of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), The Diamond Centre exists to provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride, carriage drive or vault at the level of their ability to benefit their health and well being.
Our riders are aged between 4 and 65 years old and each week, with the assistance of our instructors and helpers, they can enjoy the experience of riding, driving or vaulting. An experience which gives them the chance to be independent, a sense of achievement – and puts smiles on their faces!
The Diamond Centre’s success hinges on its excellent team of volunteer instructors and helpers – without them we could not operate. In 2000 we won the Sport England Volunteer Investment Programme Award – an award for excellence in training, organising, retaining and rewarding volunteers. In June 2009 we were given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Many of our volunteers start with no previous experience of horses or the disabled. They come from all walks of life – and are all ages. Some help at The Diamond for a couple of hours each week and some for a couple of days. For those who would prefer not to work with horses, help is always needed to run the servery selling cups of tea, or maintaining the gardens.
Phab inspires and supports disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults to make more of life together - breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation, and creating opportunities for all involved to enjoy the same activities and challenges side by side.
To see some of what we do to achieve that, click here to view Phab's film which was featured on the BBC Lifeline Appeal in March 2018.
Around 140 Phab Clubs across England and Wales, with 8,000 members, enable disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults to get together with friends and family for all kinds of activities and social events.
Some Clubs will meet each week, with members enjoying each other’s company and different activities - from crafts to a game of pool, disco or visit from the local Fire Station! Other Clubs will focus on sports such as Boccia, trips to the cinema or days out.
Run by local volunteers, Phab Clubs can make a real difference to the lives of disabled and non-disabled people and their families too. And regional and national events organised by Phab bring local Clubs and Members together to share experiences, support each other and enjoy time away together.
Phab Clubs have also been set up within Universities and Schools which are run by their students.