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Learning disability charity receives welcome funding boost

National learning disability charity Hft has announced a new partnership with three UK universities to help boost their fundraising efforts this year.

The University of Bristol, the University of Hull and the London School of Economics (LSE) will help the charity raise vital funds to support adults with learning disabilities to live their best life possible while also encouraging students to volunteer.

The Bristol based charity was selected as a partner for the universities through Choose a Challenge – an adventure travel provider that aims to “create life-changing challenges that bring people together.”

The team at Choose a Challenge has been operating charity challenges for more than 15 years, raising more than £20m in the process.

Throughout this partnership, Hft and the three universities will be encouraging students to sign up to the UK Three Peaks Challenge. The Challenge which will see students climb 5,200 feet, taking on the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales across June and July this year.

Emma Macdonald, Community Fundraising Manager at Hft, explains what this partnership means for the charity:

“We all have hopes and dreams for the future. But it’s not so easy for people with learning disabilities to make them happen. These partnerships will make an incredible difference to the lives of the wonderful people we have the pleasure of supporting and will enable us to help them live their best possible lives,” said Emma. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”

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