What we said

  • celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Cheshire
  • raise more money to help change the lives of more disabled people
  • create ongoing opportunities to listen to the views and suggestions of our supporters up and down the country

What we did

Chief executive Neil Heslop with Lord PuttnamWe kicked off celebrations for the centenary of our founder’s birth with pupils at Dragon School in Oxford, which Leonard attended as a young boy.

Lord Puttnam delivered the annual Merton Equality Conversation 2017 in memory of Leonard at Merton College Oxford.

Celebrations will continue throughout the year in the UK and internationally.

Supporters will come together to choose their personal challenge for ‘100 for 100’, including giving up chocolate for 100 days, walking 100 miles and sharing 100 inspirational quotes.

We have also shared 100 stories from those who knew Leonard, those who are inspired by him and those who support the work we do today.

As a charity we’ve supported disabled people to live fuller and more independent lives for nearly seven decades. Our Rewind initiative is an exciting project giving people the chance to learn more about our history and disability in years gone by — through films, photographs and journals.