Like many charities, Allsorts’ income took a huge blow due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The children's charity, based in Gloucestershire, is now appealing to people to take part in their autumn fundraiser ‘Allsorts of Miles’ to help raise vital funds.

The event has been designed so that people can take part individually or in a small group, adhering to government guidelines.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: "You select a distance using a set number of miles, so that could be 1, 10 or 50 depending on your challenge, and then decide how you are going to complete the challenge - in a wheelchair, on a space hopper, running, walking, cycling, or scooting, the options are endless!

"Set your sponsorship target by either using their guide of £50 per person or £100 per family or setting your own goal. All funds raised will help Allsorts continue supporting young people with additional needs and their families."

Allsorts member Katy Rodman, said: "Allsorts is a lifeline for me and my son. Prior to lockdown we were going to trampolining and family sports days together and I was attending the family and carers drop-in.

"During lockdown I've received regular telephone support, including signposting information and advice. I've kept in touch with others using the Zoom 'coffee and catch up sessions'.

"I know that should I need them, Allsorts is just a phone call away!"

You can register online by going to

Registration costs £5 per person or £10 per family. Once signed up you'll receive a registration pack which will give you some ideas on where you could complete your challenge safely and how to get sponsorship.

Inside the pack will be some materials to help you promote your challenge. The main event day will be October 11, but you can do your challenge whenever suits.

An Allsorts spokeswoman added: "By taking part you are helping a local charity and therefore local families get through this tough time.

"It’s also a great way to stay fit and active using your own goals and resources, without lots of pressure."

Allsorts work with over hundreds of families who have children with additional needs in Gloucestershire. They run a range of youth clubs, sports and family activities to help disabled children to form friendships and try new things.

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