SpecialEffect is, in our opinion, a very unique charity. They look to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. The team do this by using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, finding ways for everybody to join in. However, this is not just all about fun. . They are levelling the playing field by bringing families and friends together whilst also having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.
When we heard about the wonderful work being done by the SpecialEffect Charity we wanted to become involved. The team wanted to do something slightly different to the normal fundraising activities so came up with an idea that could involve all staff, partners and friends.
On Friday 30th July 2021 we will be hosting two events, a charity cycle ride and a wine walk. Those with energy to burn can be part of the cycling team where they can venture out on a 30 to 50-mile ride starting at the NGI Finance offices, taking in some of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside before finishing at a local pub. For those wanting a more relaxing journey to the pub there will be a wine walk which will involve a gentle saunter, taking in some of the cultural sights of Witney and along the way will be 1 or 2 stops for a light tipple.
We have set-up a JustGiving page and would welcome any contributions – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ngicharitycyclerideandwalk
To find out more about SpecialEffects work check out Archie’s story – https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/specialeffect-news/having-archiebot-has-been-the-best-thing
Of course, if you have any questions or would like to be involved on the day, please call us on 01993 706403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.