Give to our Spring Forward campaign

Support our Members' 30 Day Challenge

Donate towards a new programme of activities for EKM members

EKM members are taking up a 30-Day Challenge to raise £3,000 for people with a learning disability to enjoy more fitness and wellbeing activities.

From 21st March to 20th April 2022, members will be doing lots of different things, - from playing the piano every day to crafting a blanket, creating a dance, or cycling 30km – to raise money. Every challenge is unique, in recognition and celebration of each members’ individuality.

After two years of being unable to fully enjoy in-person activities and get-togethers, EKM members want to challenge themselves to learn new skills and grow in confidence to enjoy a brighter, more connected 2022.

Every £ raised will go towards a wider programme of activities for people with a learning disability in East Kent to enjoy.

  • £30 funds plants and seeds for our green fingered gardening group
  • £60 purchases cooking equipment for our budding chefs
  • £75 provides lighting, props and costumes for our aspiring stars
  • £100 sponsors a fitness enthusiast to take part in 10 Workout Sessions
  • £150 buys specialist sensory equipment to stimulate our members with complex needs
  • £100 sponsors a fitness enthusiast to take part in 10 Workout Sessions

EKm Member StephenEKM Member Stephen came up with the Spring Forward: 30-Day Challenge idea.

Having missed his regular swimming sessions, Stephen wanted to challenge himself to do something new that would also help others.

“We love trying new things, like exercising or doing an art project. It makes us feel confident and more independent”

Stephens's fellow members loved the idea and now they’re busy taking up their challenges.
Will you support them?

Natalie's story

In March 2020, our member Natalie contracted Covid 19 and was admitted to hospital. After a six week long battle, Natalie heroically fought off the virus and was able to return home.

EKM staff were there to support her in hospital and at home. Support Worker Maria helped Natalie to enjoy a range of activities including arts and crafts, singing, socially distanced socialising, birthday celebrations, and virtual Day Resource sessions.

Natalie had to learn to walk again. As a focus, she set herself the challenge to walk 39 step unsupported, and in doing so raise funds for us.

Watch Natalie's journey to achieving her challenge goal.

Press the play button in the middle of the video to watch Natalie's story