LARS Communications’ Charity Challenges

7 February 2020

During the course of 2019, the staff at LARS took great pride in participating in various events, raising valuable funds for two fantastic local charities, St. John’s Hospice and Unique Kidz and Co. In total, thanks to their efforts in events such as the Keswick to Barrow Walk and Born Survivor, we raised in excess of £4,000 for these wonderful charities.

This year, LARS’ colleagues will once again be supporting Unique Kidz and Co (as our primary chosen charity). We will also be taking part in a number of other events over the course of the next twelve months – at this stage we’re still debating which events – as we bid reach our charity target of £5,000.

Unique Kidz and Co

Founded in 2009, Unique Kidz and Co is a trusted service for disabled children and young adults, providing a place to play, have fun and make friend, somewhere you can be unique.

From humble beginnings in 2009, the charity now has its own centre in Morecambe, where it provides services for 130 children and young adults (though 4Ever Unique – a daytime support service for young adults up to the age of twenty-five).

Once again, a team from LARS will be tacking the tough Born Survivor 10km obstacle course at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire on 2 May this year. This is not for the faint-hearted. There are thirty obstacles to negotiate as participants run, crawl, leap and haul themselves around the course.

For more information about Unique Kidz and Co please visit:

And for more information about Born Survivor, please visit

Among the other options we’re looking at are the Keswick to Barrow Walk, which we’ve done for the last couple of years, and the 10 in 10 Challenge, organised by the MS Society. Both will require some serious training and both will be a true test of our mettle. Some have suggested marathons, half-marathons, local 10km races, all of which are in the melting pot. But what we have found in the past, is that the true team events work really well – it’s always good to have colleagues around you, spurring you on.

So, in a nutshell, watch this space. Born Survivor is definitely happening. As for the other events, we’ll keep you posted on social media and our website. And of course, please dig deep. We want to raise as much money as possible and help the charities we choose make a real difference.


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