Our founder, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, was born on 7 September 1917. Here is how we celebrated what would have been his 100th birthday in 2017.
A new-look logo
To emphasise that the centenary was of the birth of Leonard Cheshire himself, we've updated our logo for 2017.
100 for 100
Thanks to your amazing efforts we raised a total of £13,915.41!
Alet Bosman is just one of the people who have shared their story with us. Alet has been the manager of the Eric Miles Cheshire Home in South Africa since 1984.
Cheshire Smile centenary edition
The Cheshire Smile was our in-house magazine from 1954 to 1999, edited and produced by disabled people. To celebrate our founder's centenary year, we've revived the Cheshire Smile, to honour the past and inspire the future.
The walk took place from Chester, Leonard Cheshire’s birthplace, to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, where Cheshire trained during the second world war.
‘It is a real privilege to lead Leonard’s charity and I hope in honouring this amazing humanitarian’s impact on the world we can inspire all of us to redouble our efforts to improve the life choices of disabled people.’
100th accessible kitchen
On Thursday 8 June, 200 guests gathered at London’s Guildhall to celebrate 100 years since the birth of our founder Leonard Cheshire. The evening raised over £120,000 excluding Gift Aid.
We were joined by special guest musician, TV presenter and band leader Jools Holland OBE.
Tour de Cymru
Their Tour de Cyrmu cycle ride raised over £10,000 to help create more sporting opportunities for disabled people.
Film maker and educator Lord Puttnam delivered the annual Merton Equality Conversation 2017 in memory of our founder at Merton College Oxford.
Titled ‘Duty of care’, Lord Puttnam speech highlighted more people had ‘a duty of care’ to the world they lived in, and in particular to disabled people.
Our amazing supporters joined Action on Hearing Loss volunteers to walk across 15 metres of red hot embers to raise money for the two charities.