We all have our stories to tell, here are just some of them....

Mike and Simon's Sky Dive

"To celebrate my 60th Birthday I considered putting my feet up and relaxing with a nice glass or two of something cold; but quickly rejected the idea when someone suggested an alternative.

Naturally, I leapt at the opportunity. However, I didn't want the obvious pleasure of scaring myself witless to serve no purpose - so I set up a fundraising page for Reach Learning Disability, my favourite local charity.

I have been working for Reach since 2015; my wife Melissa started much earlier, in 2011." Mike

Mike and Simon raised £1,620!

The Lord Nelson, Winthorpe support Reach as Charity Of The Year

The Lord Nelson Pub in Winthorpe supported Reach as their chosen charity for the year. They hosted events throughout the year including a duck race, music festival, dog show and a quiz to raise money for Reach.

In total they raised £1887!

Andy Swain’s endurance ride- 752 miles in 64 hours

Andy raised over £5,600 completing 752 miles in 64 hours, stopping only for food and a few hours’ sleep , with an averaged a moving speed of 16.3 mph.

“I am so grateful for all the support and so pleased to have managed to raise a good total for Reach”. Andy

 “Andy showed such strength and determination to complete this task against all the odds. We are so proud that he chose Southwell’s own charity, Reach, to be the beneficiary of this Herculean challenge!” Steve, chief executive at Reach 

Pinders Opticians Supports Reach as Charity Of The Year

Pinders Opticians supported Reach as their charity of the Year across all 4 of their branches.

Throughout the year they raised money through collection tins and raffles and also hosted an incredible fashion show at Southwell Minster School, inviting lots of local business to get involved too.

They completed their fundraising with a sponsored Lego Challenge, which also involved the local community.


Sarah Cobb's Newark Half Marathon for Reach

“I knew running a half marathon would be a tough challenge! I had only ran up to 10k before I started my training, but felt I needed to push myself to do something much greater to justify asking people for sponsorship. Training was tough but went well. There was so much support on the day and the event was well organised. I would highly recommend the Newark Half Marathon to anyone considering it. www.newarkhalfmarathon.co.uk. I chose to run for Reach as it’s a great local charity doing fantastic work and you can see they are careful and thoughtful about how they spend the money people raise.” Sarah Cobb

Please note some of these videos feature asks towards fundraising pages. As these are historic events these pages are now closed.