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CHARITY WORK

Lycian Events are proud to be associated with a number of charities and initiatives in and around the local area. We believe that together we can make a real difference to those that need help and support.

Please take a moment to learn about the organisations that we currenty support below.

RACE AGAINST DEMENTIA

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Race Against Dementia, founded by Sir Jackie Stewart, raises and allocates funds to research in the race to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. Unless something changes, one in three people born today will get dementia and currently there are no disease-modifying treatments. Yet there is only one dementia researcher to every four cancer researchers. Investment is critically needed.

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FORWARD-THINKING RESEARCH...

Today, 50 million people around the world have dementia. Unless a cure is found, one in three people born today will get dementia in their lifetime. A new person develops dementia every three seconds. This crisis cannot continue.

The Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowship Programme draws from the most promising early career scientific talent around the world. Collaboration with forward-thinking organisations in Formula One, as well as other innovative organisations, will bring the dynamic attitude, dedication and agility of Grand Prix teamwork to drive results in dementia research. The programme not only accelerates the Fellows’ personal research agendas, but also aspires to catalyse a change in dementia research culture globally.

Our RAD Fellows benefit from mentoring with both high tech organisations and a global academic network.

Find out more about Race Against Dementia’s fantastic work by visiting their website at: www.raceagainstdementia.com.

HELP FOR HEROES

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Help for Heroes believe those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Everyday, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. The Help for Heroes charity help the retired, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives, providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support for as long as they need it.

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PAYING BACK OUR HEROES...

So far Help for Heroes have supported more than 25,000 people, but are aware that many more still need help and won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the support they deserve.

Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry OBE to provide lifetime support to those wounded in the service of their country. No matter when someone served, they believe that those prepared to put their lives second, deserve a second chance at life. Every course and activity they offer aims to empower them to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.

You can show your support for those who put their lives on the line for us in many different ways. Whether you fundraise, volunteer your time or leave a gift in your Will, you will make a real difference to the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Right now, they need your support more than ever.

Find out more about Help for Heroes heroric work by visiting their website at: www.helpforheroes.org.uk.

THANK OUR HEROES UK

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Thank Our Heroes UK is an initiative to give back to those who are helping us through the Covid-19 pandemic and is organised by the Black Jacket Group events company. Their current project involves raising money for local keyworkers and care professionals in order to provide them with a turkey at Christmas.

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THANK OUR HEROES UK EVENTS COMING UP...

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SEPTEMBER

3 Peak Challenge Fundraiser

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OCTOBER

Sponsored bike ride through Colchester

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NOVEMBER

Bake off competition at local school fetes

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DECEMBER

Turkey delivery to our heroes

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FEBRUARY

Heroes Lottery - Holiday giveaway

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MARCH

Battle of the bands competition

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MAY

The Finale - Thank our Heroes Live Concert

Are you a local band?

Why not take part in the Battle of the Bands event in March to win a performance slot at the Finale Live Concert in May to celebrate and thank all of our heroes.

Email heroes@thankourheroes.uk to register your interest in this exciting event.

Do you know a keyworker who has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic?

By donating a whole turkey you will have the opportunity to nominate a hero of your choice. Tell Thank Our Heroes UK why your hero deserves a special thank you!

Nominated heroes will receive a Christmas turkey and be offered the chance to feature on their social media.
The more turkeys donated the more to be given away!

For more information on getting involved with this fantastic initiative or any of the other up and coming events visit the Thank Our Heroes UK website by clicking ‘visit site’ above or searching www.thankourheroes.uk