24th Jul 2014

Donations to date

Just a quick update that, so far, Self Advocacy in Action has received 80 in donations for their fundraiser. Go Leanne ...
Today, 5 June 2014, this sum donated has gone up to 155
Please keep donating to this cause. Thank you to all who have donated so far.
Update on 13 June: donations are at 210. Going well.
Update on 16/614 - donations now at 245. Leanne has completed the challenge but we are still open to donations.

Fundraising for People with Learning Difficulties

Self Advocacy in Action - a user led organisation of people with learning difficulties/ disabilities are raising funds to further their valuable work. Leanne Wightman, who used to work with the group, is doing the Three Peaks Challenge in June 2014. To donate click here

Read more about the event and about Self Advocacy in Action in the blog on this page.

Why are we supporting this fundraiser?

Just Services, who run Disability Writes, works closely with Self Advocacy in Action. They are based in the same building as us and we provide them with support to run their organisation independently. Liz MacKenzie, Just Services Manager Director, says,
"Self Advocacy in Action are a brilliant group of people and we are passionate about supporting them to be able to run their own organisation. It is about working with them, not doing to them or making decisions for them. Please help them in their quest to build up their funds for 2014."

Friday 13 June and Leanne sets off

Today is the day Leanne sets off on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for Self Advocacy in Action. Good luck Leanne. Don't forget you can keep donating. Hope it's not too hot!

Fundraiser Blog


What better way to celebrate your 30th than to climb three mountains in the space of 12 hours? I'm sure that people can think of better ways! However I am looking forward to climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks with my mates and raising money for Self Advocacy in Action in the process. We will be walking on 13th June (the very last day of my 20's) and we are hopeful that we can complete the walk in 12 hours. I will be raising money for Self Advocacy in Action to help them keep on their mission to give more people with learning disabilities a stronger voice at home and in the community. I used to work with Self Advocacy in Action so also have a personal attachment to the organisation and believe passionately in the work they do. The walk is going to be tough but I'm hoping that this belief will propel my legs forward up those three peaks! more...

About Self Advocacy in Action

Self Advocacy in Action is a user led organisation of people with learning difficulties (some say disabilities). They set up in 1987 so have been going for over 25 years. The members are all people with learning difficulties and they make all their own decisions. One of the decisions they made a long time ago was not to be funded by local authorities. This is because they wanted to be in control of their own agenda and do the things that are important to them. more...