In April 2022, A Chance for Life Ltd celebrated 20 years in business.
That’s 20 years of providing case management, rehabilitation and support services to hundreds of people with life-changing injuries and conditions, helping them recover lost skills, independence and quality of life. It’s a legacy we’re enormously proud of and excited to continue building on for years to come.
To celebrate this important milestone, we wanted to do something special – working together as a team to raise funds for a very special charity also celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022 – the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).
At A Chance for Life, we have seen for ourselves the vital importance of the work GNAAS do. Over the years, we have worked with a number of clients who have been unfortunate enough to have needed the assistance of the GNAAS team, but so fortunate that, thanks to the effort of donors and fundraisers, they were able to come when they were needed!
We were delighted to be able to lend our support to help them continue to answer these calls.
To celebrate the diverse interests and talents of our team, we decided that rather than picking one challenge, we would open it up and do many! Look out for updates on this page and @achanceforlife on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages as we take on a weird and wonderful list of individual and group challenges.
In September 2022 we held a celebratory conference and afternoon tea to mark our 20th anniversary and we made GNAAS a big part of our day! We had talks from Lee Salmon, Head of Operations West & Paramedic and Amy Shaw, the mother of a young client of ours who was rescued by GNAAS. We also invited GNAAS to have a stall in the room and we ended the conference with a fundraising auction of prizes kindly donated by local businesses and friends of ACFL, presided over by the High Sheriff of Cumbria.
Finally, on a sunny day in June 2023, we finished off our year of fundraising with a relay event at Watchtree Nature Reserve, near Carlisle. Staff, clients and families came together to do laps of the reserve, running, walking and using a selection of different trikes and bikes, adapted for different needs, hired from the amazing Watchtree Wheelers.