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Marathon runners gear up for the big day

We would like to wish our London Marathon runners the best of luck as they gear up for the big day next weekend (22nd April). Their fundraising effort has made a huge contribution to our work. If you would like to cheer them on, please join us at our cheering point near Canary Wharf. Our …

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Wheelchair user takes part in 2012 London Marathon

Darren Cossey from Rochford, 38, who is a wheelchair user, is taking part in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon on behalf of national disability charity Livability. Darren is one of five wheelchair users who will race at the rear of  the mass field in this year’s Virgin London Marathon on 22nd April with thousands of …

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All That Glitters Jewellery Appeal

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities in the UK? You can help us raise much-needed funds by recycling any unwanted, old or broken jewellery you might have. All donated jewellery is carefully evaluated before it is recycled and turned into a donation …

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The Knitted Christmas tree: Success story

Year before last, fundraisers came together in a challenge to create a Christmas tree to raise funds for Livability’s residential home, John Grooms Court in Norwich. People were asked to knit squares and decorations which together would be hung on a wooden framework to create a 15 foot Christmas tree. After an overwhelming response, 600 …

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Help disabled people by taking part in the 2012 London 10K Run or London Virgin Marathon

Seeking a challenge for 2012? Why not improve your level of fitness and help some of the most vulnerable people in the UK at the same time? By taking part you would be able to help national disability charity Livability raise much-needed funds to support disabled people by taking part in the 2012 ASICS British …

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Livability Christmas Carols a resounding success

Hundreds of Livability supporters joined us for our Christmas Carols again this year and helped us raise much needed funds for disadvantaged and disabled people in the UK. We would like to thank everyone who attended the events and all the readers, choirs and singers who helped us make these very special events a  resounding …

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Autumn Leaves Concert a triumph

The Livability Autumn Leaves concert took place at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, on 8 October 2011. The event raised almost £10,000 for disabled and vulnerable people in the UK. The event provided an exciting evening of music with the Hendon Band of the Salvation Army joined by the voices of Britain’s best loved entertainer Brian …

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York House’s new ebay store

Residents and staff at York House, a centre that cares for 20 people with a variety of disabilities based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, have started their own ebay account to help finance a new independent living space in their care home. York House, run by Livability, is now able to sell goods online, such as …

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