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£2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charity

£2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charity

2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local charity

To celebrate 500 days to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 15 March, local disability charity Papworth Trust will launch a new fundraising campaign, £2012 by 2012.

The campaign challenges groups or individuals to raise £2012 by the launch of the Games on 27 July next year. Everyone who succeeds will get a personal thank you letter from Phil Packer MBE, Papworth Trust Envoy and founder of the British Inspiration Trust.

Great Britain wheelchair basketball player Lee Manning is backing the appeal. “With the Trust’s help, I hope I will be flying the flag for Britain at the 2012 Paralympics,” says Lee. “Papworth Trust already works with over 20,000 people each year in the East of England. With your help, every pound raised will support even more disabled people to achieve their goals.”

Whether you’re an individual or a team, there are lots of ways to try to raise £2012. The Trust has put together an A-Z of fundraising ideas at, where you can also register your interest in taking part and find other resources to support you.

If you’d like to discuss any other 2012-themed fundraising ideas, or to sign up for £2012 by 2012, please contact Mandy Barker, Fundraising Manager, on 01480 357200 or email


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To request a high-resolution image of Phil Packer or Lee Manning, please email or call 01480 357259 or 07528361511.

About Papworth Trust

Leading disability charity Papworth Trust helps over 17,000 people each year through a wide range of services covering Employment,Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing, Personal Support and Learning for Life and Work.

Papworth Trust run these services in Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Huntingdon, Sawston, Peterborough, Papworth Everard and across the East of England. Please see for more details.

For further information, please contact:

Helen Sampson, Marketing Manager, Papworth Trust

T: 01480 357259 (direct) M: 07528361511


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