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Making your Christmas card list? Livability’s Christmas cards are now on sale

Through Livability services we are proud to enjoy the art and talent of some really creative people. From our Art by The Sea group in Livability Ashley Place (Bognor Regis), our students at our Further Education College Livability Nash College (Bromley), or the horticultural and craft activities at Livability Holton Lee, creativity abounds! That’s why …

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What’s the biggest question in life you’d like answered?

To help raise much needed awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills, Livability joined forces with Remember A Charity, which concludes at the end of the week. What is Remember a Charity in your Will Week? Remember A Charity is a consortium of 200 of the UK’s favourite charities. Together, we’re encouraging more people …

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Livability Keefield supporters get wet and windy – all for a good cause

Lee and Scott braved blisters and torrential rain when they undertook a three-day fundraising walk for Livability Keefield Close, raising an astounding £1,000. The two men regularly support Steve, a Keefield resident, on adventurous day trips, including visits to Arsenal’s ground and the London Zoo, provided through Lee and Scott’s company, Learning and Support Services. Livability …

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Oh la la! Pete’s finished the Tour and beaten the bikes

Today Peter Thompson completes his 2082 mile journey of running the 2018 Tour De France route. He did what felt impossible to many of us, but with Pete’s determination and grit, he made it to the finish line before the cyclists, who are currently on Stage 17, the  Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet Mountain …

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Pen Underwriting take on the heat and the distance to support Livability

Last Thursday evening, tagged as one of the warmest days of the year so far, a team of over 20 runners from the company ‘Pen Underwriting’ headed down to Battersea Park for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. All participants enter as company teams to run a 5.6 km race around the park with other companies …

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Running the Tour De France – concluding Mental Health Awareness Week with 70 marathons

It’s no coincidence that Marathon runner and mental health campaigner, Pete Thompson, arrived in Vendee this week ahead of one of the world’s most famous endurance tests, during Mental health Awareness Week. At the start line checking it out for the start of #runthetour on Saturday All the info about the reasons behind the challenge, …

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Peter Thompson and the people at Flourish share why his Tour de France challenge really matters

Livability’s wellbeing initiative ‘Flourish’ has been a big inspiration to Peter Thompson in his Tour de France challenge. The Dorset based horticultural therapy project promotes wellbeing, mental health and community. So what will his bold attempt mean to the people that participate on the project? What motivates him about Flourish and how it promotes mental …

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Natasha takes to the skies

Livability manager Natasha Coles took one of the charity’s key values – be courageous – to heart when she completed her first skydive recently. Natasha tells us why the sky’s the limit when it comes to raising funds for the people she supports. What do you do for Livability? I’m deputy manager at Livability Ashley …

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The Boot Camp volunteers that turned a minus into a plus after wellbeing burglary

When the going is tough, having a community that comes alongside – ready to get down and dirty – can make all the difference, as a Livability service in Dorset discovered recently. Utility vehicle burglary at Livability Holton Lee Livability’s wellbeing discovery centre at Holton Lee is on an outstanding, 300-acre nature reserve, criss-crossed with …

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I blame my son, Barney, for putting me in this position

Martin Fletcher is one of the people running for Livability in the London Marathon this year. He shares his story. It is Sunday afternoon. I am lying full length on my sitting room sofa. I am reading an article in The Sunday Times magazine that says marathon running can cause arthritis, atrial fibrillation, kidney injury, …

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