2017: the centenary of Leonard Cheshire's birth

Our founder, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, was born on 7 September 1917. To celebrate 100 years since his birth, we have a year-long plan of activities.

100 for 100

100 for 100 — what's your challengeTake on the challenge of doing 'something' involving the number 100, for the 100 years since Leonard Cheshire's birth!

It could be anything. For example, you can challenge your friends to eat as many sweets or crackers as you can in 100 seconds.

Or bake 100 cakes to sell. Or hop on the spot 100 times. Read 100 books, or run 100 miles (perhaps over 100 days instead of all at once!).

No idea is too big or too small. Find out what others are doing and choose your own 100 for 100 challenge.

100 stories

100 storiesWe've spoken to 100 people with a personal connection to Leonard Cheshire — whether directly, or though the charitable work which is his legacy.

We're sharing their stories throughout the year on the 100 Stories website.

Do you have a memory of Leonard Cheshire? We'd love to hear from anyone who met him! Share your memories.

Tour de Cymru

Tour de Cymru cyclistsTour de Cymru is a 350-mile cycle ride taking place from 24–28 May, travelling from Anglesey in north Wales to Gwent in south Wales.

Gala dinner

We're holding a gala dinner on 8 June at the Guildhall in the heart of the City of London. We will be joined by special guest musician, TV presenter and band leader Jools Holland OBE.

Local events

Our care homes and other services for disabled people across the UK and around the world will be marking Leonard Cheshire's centenary with parties and other events.

A new-look logo

Leonard Cheshire - 100 years of inspirationTo emphasise the centenary is of the birth of Leonard Cheshire himself, we've updated our logo. But the name of our charity — the legacy of our founder — remains Leonard Cheshire Disability.

...and more!

We have many more events and activities planned, so stay tuned for more details over the coming months.

How we've already celebrated


Group photo of people who took part in the firewalkOur amazing supporters joined Action on Hearing Loss volunteers to walk across 15 metres of red hot embers to raise money for the two charities.