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Virtual Varsity workout

Members of the Oxford and Cambridge Varsity rugby teams have carried out a virtual workout for Leonard Cheshire services and customers across the UK.

Disabled girls cannot be an afterthought

Our Managing Director, Global Influencing and Programmes Tiziana Oliva respond to Boris Johnson’s calls at the G7 summit on 11 June 2021 for world leaders to come together to ensure every girl can access an education.

Celebrating Syd's 20-year volunteering milestone

One of Leonard Cheshire’s most decorated volunteers has a reason to celebrate this Volunteers’ Week, commemorating 20 years of befriending residents and transforming lives at Cheshire House in Inverness.

Disabled youngsters in London get employability boost

Over a hundred disabled youngsters in the capital are set to benefit from work experience and volunteering placements as we emerge from the pandemic, thanks to an innovative new scheme from pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

Our response to the Queen’s Speech

Responding to the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 11 May 2021, our Director of Policy Gemma comments on the government’s various policy commitments.

Prioritising girls with disabilities' education

Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope responds to the FCDO’s recent ‘Declaration on girls’ education: recovering from COVID-19 and unlocking agenda 2030’ following G7 discussions.