Go far, be a star

People walking up hills, male student smiling crossing finishing line and female student smiling using trike

How far will you go in National Star’s new annual fundraising challenge? Run, walk, swim, cycle, hop, skip, scoot or go far however and wherever you like. Whether it’s one mile or 100. You choose the challenge, you decide the distance.

Take part on your own or with colleagues, friends or family any time between now and July 2023. At the end of the challenge, National Star students will decide who wins a Go Far award – including ‘The one who surprised us the most’ and the ‘The one who went the furthest.’

There’s no registration fee and no fundraising target. Raise money, tot up your miles and share your photos and progress with us!

Infographic - So far, you've raised £2,837 and together you're covering 400+ miles

The personal learning journeys of National Star students are momentous. Some learn to communicate by email using Eye Gaze technology, others learn how to drive their wheelchair independently to go out without a care worker controlling their direction of travel.

Go far, be a star is our celebration of their journey. The collective miles we cover during the year will help support future students to reach their full potential.

The money raised this year will go towards our Building a Brighter Future Appeal to build new specialist accommodation on our Ullenwood campus by summer 2023. Your generous support will help us provide the best possible facilities to enable young people with complex disabilities to progress, grow and flourish.

Sign up today by contacting us at fundraising@nationalstar.org or call 01242 524478

Meet some of our stars who are going far

Dave holding up a pair of running trainers, Katie smiling on trike, Jack smiling in pool and Molly using crutches in garden smiling (2)

Dave, Head of Learning and Support at National Star is planning to run 5km each day during April as part of our Go Far, Be a Star campaign!
Can you help him smash his £300 target?

National Star student Katie is going the distance in our Go Far, Be a Star fundraising challenge – between now and July she will cover 100 miles on her trike around our Ullenwood campus.
Can you support Katie’s efforts with a donation?

Swimmer Jack has pledged to swim 2,000 lengths of the National Star pool as his Go Far, Be a Star campaign.
Sponsor Jack today to help him raise his £200 target

Former student Molly is also taking to water to support our Go Far, Be a Star challenge. She’s hoping to raise £300 by swimming 20 lengths of her local pool, over a 20 week period.
Show support for Molly’s challenge

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