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Mencap and Land Securities are stepping up

Mencap and Land Securities are stepping up

14 May 2016

Kate Attwooll, Sustainability Executive at Land Securities, explains why you should sign up to this year’s Step Up challenge

We all love a bit of a challenge, don’t we? Well on Sunday 17 July Land Securities is excited to be hosting the Step Up challenge as part of our national charity partnership with Mencap. Now in its second year, Step Up is an exhilarating vertical rush event held in London. We’ve mixed things up a bit and the challenge will now involve one peak, 20 Fenchurch Street, as opposed to three last year. We think this raises the competitive element and we’ve even added a team option so you can either go it alone or get a team together and see how fast you can reach the top. It also makes it more accessible for our participants with learning disabilities to get involved. Forget about having a lazy Sunday on the sofa as this challenge is a thigh-burning dash up 36 floors taking you to the amazing finish line of the SkyGarden.

Our charity partner Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. They work collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice. They also provide help and support through supported living, supported employment, respite services, organised activities, systemic and individual advocacy, and outreach support. Since we launched the partnership in 2014 we have been working hard to ensure that we not only raise funds, but we also provide a platform for young people with learning disabilities to gain skills, confidence and experience. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness of learning disabilities and challenge common public misconceptions.

 

Just 6% of people with a learning disability are in paid work despite more than 80% being able to work, a shocking statistic. By creating more employment opportunities we both support the local communities in which we operate, ensuring the success of our developments, and create a more diverse work force which can serve our customers better.

This is your chance to conquer a skyscraper and help us to raise funds to fight high rates of unemployment for people with a learning disability.

Are you ready to Step Up?

The details:

Sunday 17 July

Challenge: Run up 36 floors

Where:20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY (aka the Walkie Talkie!)

Registration fee:£20 individual, £100 team of five

Fundraising target:£200 individual, £900 team of five

www.mencap.org.uk/stepup

Don’t delay, confirm your place today!


For enquiries contact:

Julian.kosh@mencap.org.uk

T: 0207 696 5437