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Rob Roy Rally supports two fantastic charities - Age Unlimited and Longridge activity centre.

Age Unlimited provides support for the two most marginalised groups in the UK: young people growing up with no prospects, and the very elderly who have lost any hope that they will be treated with dignity during their remaining years.

In the UK, thousands in both these groups feel they have been given no chance to improve the quality of their lives. Age Unlimited is focused on changing this through the funding of courses for the young and the provision of annuities for the elderly to help with essentials that have frequently become too expensive.
 
Currently in the UK there are 1.3million people aged between 16 and 25 who are not in education, employment or training. They often have to deal with issues that have arisen through dysfunctional starts in life, whether within the home or at school and many have to improve their own attitudes before they can begin to engage with society. Each young person who turns their life around benefits not just themselves but also their community, family and friends and even the next generation with a more positive outlook and greater understanding.
 
It is a similar situation for the over 80s in this country. Having contributed to their communities when younger, many receive little help when it is most needed. Age Unlimited aims to replace some of the funding that these elderly people have seen reduced due to the current economic climate, helping to give them peace of mind, security and a sense of worth.

To support our work please click here and for further information ageunlimited.org.uk

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Longridge activity centre is set in a unique riverside location near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Longridge provides a range of exciting water sports and land-based activities aimed at young people of all abilities. As well as 12 acres of beautiful water meadows we have our own island, 'Taylor Island' for the ultimate swallows and amazons experience. Taylor island also gives us a sheltered backwater in which young people can experience the river with confidence.

85,000 young people will visit our world-class facilities this year and Longridge boasts a proud 50 year history and an excellent safety record. Our visitors range from schools and youth groups to individuals and corporate clients not to mention the Women’s Olympic Rowing Team and GB Kayaking Teams.

Longridge is run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers and paid staff. We are approved by the BCU (British Canoe Union), RYA (Royal Yacht Association) and British Rowing. As well as AALA, Bucks County Council, Duke of Edinburgh Award and we are a recognised Olympic Training Centre. Each year we run a large number of courses ranging from beginner skills right through to advanced coaching and instruction.

We have a range of facilities including well equipped accommodation for all needs, from camping to bunk house accommodation and indoor meeting, conference and training spaces.

Longridge helps young people from all walks of life and abilities to develop water skills as well as leadership, self-discipline, confidence and respect. We rely on donations to expand and improve our site, click here to learn more about the Longridge Campaign.


   
   
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