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Stepping out for sight lossFancy taking part in a sporting fundraising event? Each year we offer supporters the chance to take part in special events to raise money for services for people with sight impairments.

We're offering the opportunity to be a part of:

  • The KAB 24 mile Virtual Cycle Ride
  • The 2018 Virgin London Marathon
  • Assault Course Challenge
  • London to Brighton cycle ride
  • Dragon Boat Racing at Bewl Water or Mote Park
  • 100ft Abseil

For more information about any of these events, please contact Amy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


 Virtual Cycle Ride 2017

Cycling PosterOn World Sight Day 2016 we launched our first Virtual Cycle Ride! We are inviting people to cycle 24 miles which can be completed on a route of their choosing, over as many days as they want. You can take part as an individual or as a team, on a static bike at the gym, or outside in the park.

Registration is just £15 per person which includes personalised sponsor forms, a finishers medal and certificate. By registering for this event; you are helping us provide befrienders to isolated, visually impaired individuals in the local community.

Take part as a team of four and benefit from a reduced registration fee of £50; this could help fund a group training session to teach sight impaired people to use the internet and access emails.

There is no minimum sponsorship required but any additional funds raised will of course be greatly appreciated!

Please register here if you're interested in taking part.

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The Virgin London Marathon - April 


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Applications for 2018 will open in October.  

 


KM Big Bike Ride - 23rd April 

The KM Charity Team will host its annual KM Big Bike Ride in April and offers riders the choice of either a 50km or 100km route. Both courses will head off from Betteshanger Country Park in Deal.

There will be mid-ride refreshments for all riders plus hot and cold food and drink will be available for purchase at the venue. There will be electronic chip timing and each participant will have a sportive photograph taken during the event.

For more information or to book your place simply visit the KM website and select the route you want to complete. Remember to select KAB as your chosen charity in the dropdown box.

 


Sponsored Walks - June and July

Join us as we 'Step Out for Sight Loss' at one of three sponsored walks this summer. There are opportunities to get involved across the region including: Harrietsham, Deal and Maidstone. 

Our own sponsored walk takes place 2nd July following a 5k route around Betteshanger Park. Registration is £5 per person and there is no minimum sponsorship requirement... although the more you raise, the better! To register or for more information, please contact Madeleine 01227 763366 or Amy 01622 691357.

Weald of Kent Rotary are organising a sponsored walk which sets off from Harrietsham Village Hall on 11th June between 8am and 11am. There are routes covering 1, 3, 6 or 9 miles. For more information please visit their website. Please note, that sponsorship raised for this event is split 50/50 between a charity of your choosing and Cancer Research UK. 

The Kent Messenger are organising their annual walk on June 25th. There is a 5 mile and a 10 mile route between Leeds Castle and Mote Park, Maidstone. For more information please visit their website. Please note, that sponsorship raised for this event is split 70/30 with the majority going to a charity of your choice and the remaining 30% being awarded to the KM Children's Road Safety Network. 


KM Colour Run - 11th June

Colour Run WebThis fun event is designed to get you moving. You can run, walk or jog the 5km route while being covered in coloured powder.

Standard entry fee is £20 for adults, £15 for children. The price includes a limited edition KM Colour Run T-shirt, glasses, small bag of coloured powder and a medal on completion.

For more information or to book your place simply visit the KM website. Remember to select KAB as your chosen charity in the dropdown box.


Dragon Boat Racing - 2nd July or 10th September

Get together with a team of 17 and take part in the KM Dragon Boat race at Mote Park or the Bewl Water Dragon Boat races in Lamberhurst. 

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Teams compete against each other across a 250m course. We ask that each member of your team commits to raising a minimum of £100 each. 

Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful - all that's required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


London to Brighton Cycle - 17th September

l2b2016 logoJoin us as we cycle 54 miles from Clapham Common to Brighton Sea Front. The route is signposted throughout and all abilities are welcome. Registration is £42 per person and this includes a buffet lunch, water, mechanical help and a coach back to London for you and your bike.

For more information or to book your place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Assault Course Challenge - 7th October

KM assault course logo webThe KM Assault Course Challenge puts teams of six people (aged 14+) through our assault course that will test the mettle of participants. It is not as hard as an army assault course and as such allows everyone to take part, no matter your age or physical ability. We have new obstacles for 2017!

This challenge is staged at Betteshanger Country Park, Deal and now boasts over 20 pieces of equipment including tunnels, balance beams, rope walk, water jump and tyre wall. To succeed the members of a team will have to work together and communicate effectively to contend with Kent's longest civil assault course.

To register your team please visit the KM Charity Team website and remember to select KAB as your charity of choice in the drop down box.

 


KM Abseil - 12th November  

Abseil launch KAB A WebThe abseil challenge being staged by the KM Charity Team will be held at Thomas Place, Maidstone which boasts a 100ft drop! Each fundraiser is asked to raise a minimum of £75; 30% of the total raised will be awarded to the KM Charity Team with the remaining 70% being awarded to KAB. To book simply visit the KM website and select the time you wish to take part. Remeber to select KAB in the drop down box as your chosen charity.

 

 

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