We will raise awareness & funds for each project in a number of ways including:
Challenges for YOU whilst raising funds for a great cause
Events for YOU
Motivational talks and presentations
Attend public events
Merchandise including T-shirts
If you would like to hear more, or if you are interested in what we do please e-mail us via the contact form for further details.
After being diagnosed with SLE/Lupus at the age of 14 my kidneys failed. I am pleased to say, I was lucky enough to receive the “amazing Gift Of Life”, in the form of a Kidney transplant on September 7th 1987. Of which, I could never thank my donor family enough, they are unsung hero’s and are never far from my thoughts. Prior to my transplant, I also had heart and lung problems, which was caused by Lupus and resulted in part of my left lung being removed.
I was an athlete as a child, so after my transplant I started training again and in no time at all, I was able to attend Gt Yarmouth Athletic Club once more. Through hard work and determination, I was lucky enough to represent UK in athletics at the World Transplant Games on several occasions in Singapore, Hungry, Canada & England and won a variety of events.
Throughout my life I have always been positive, self motivated and I always thrive on a challenge. With this in mind, I have tried many sports and activities, also adrenaline related sports, including white-water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, solo sky diving etc.
In 2010, I was told I had cancer and in June I had an operation to remove the non moving lump, followed by a course of radio therapy in September. I was so lucky to discover the lump very early, which meant that I didn’t need to have chemo therapy.
2010 was a tough year, but throughout the years, when faced with adversity, I have become more and more determined. The events of last year, have certainly spurred me on to set-up the charity I have been thinking about for a long time.
I am proud to say, we now have a charity with seven Trustees, and our goals are completely transparent, which means you will always know where your money is going when you make a donation, as our aim is to raise funds to help people overcome adversity in the community by completing projects for worthy causes, currently in Norfolk, although our aim is to carry-out projects all over the UK.
...We are raising funds with great events and challenges, so come on...Lets Do It AnywayT!
With best wishes Tonya Knights
The LDIATM Advocates
Our friends and Supporters are fun, upbeat people, currently based in the East of England. However, Our aim is to have LDIA advocates based all over the UK, to help us raise awareness & funds for projects through the organisation of events and challenges. If you are interested in becoming an advocate, or want to offer support to Lets Do It Anyway Funding please e-mail us via the contact form
Chris Watson, Advocate for Lets Do It Anyway
Whilst chatting to Chris he says “Clearly less than successful at school (although brilliant at rounders), somehow I have managed to have been in local radio for the past 12 years”.
Starting his presenting career at Hospital Radio Norwich, with which he combined match day football commentary at Carrow Road, before moving to Radio Broadland in 2002. Over the next several years Chris was a Presenter, Breakfast Show Producer and Station Producer before moving to Norwich 99.9 in 2008. Chris began as a producer before presenting the “Drivetime” show for 2 years. He now looks after several radio station websites whilst still presenting the Saturday Breakfast Show from 7 til 12.
Chris enjoys traveling, movies and trying new things and says “Yes, I am very tempted by the Parachute Jump and the 3 Peaks Challenge!”.
Chris says “It’s a great honour to be a patron for the ‘Lets Do It Anyway’ charity; I look forward to helping raise its profile and helping to make a difference to some great causes”
Lets Do It Anyway appears on ITV1 primetime show
Lets Do It Anyway were lucky enough to be approached and subsequently one of twenty one charities chosen out of 500 from across the UK, to appear on a brand new prime time game show for ITV1, Holding Out For A Hero. Hosted by Gethin Jones, contestants don’t play to win themselves a prize, they play to win a sum of money for their hero’s cause.
Three contestants play, each hoping they have the right combination of skill, luck and strategy to win. Unlike on any other quiz show, these contestants are playing to make someone else’s dream come true. Whate er money they win, they will be handing over to their hero –a deserving person with an amazing story who has no idea someone has decided to play for them.
We were on the 2nd show of the new series, which was aired on Sunday 18th September 2011, with Jinny Proctor as contestant doing her best to win for Lets Do It Anyway. I was also on the show as Founder of the charity (Tonya Knights).
I’m so happy to say, that although we didn’t come in first place, we went away with £3000 for the charity. This was an amazing platform to let more people know about our new charity Lets Do It Anyway.
A huge thank you goes out to all friends and family for going to support Lets Do It Anyway on the show, also to everyone involved in the surprise during the filming of the reveal, particularly all member of the Norwich Lowriders Junior Basketball team, parents & coach Nick Jarvis.
What a priviledge to be invited on to a show with so many great causes, with such inspirational stories.
www.itv.com/hero Norfolk charity to be on ITV1 game show.
News... Let's Do It Anyway to be on ITV1 game show Holding Out for a Hero on Sunday,
A recent story covered by the local press:
Relay event to raise funds for the Norwich Lowriders Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team - Norwich Evening News
The Norwich 99.9fm Actionline helps raise awareness of local organisations and charities in Norwich, Norfolk
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