Challenge is an Opportunity - February / March 2018 Newsletter
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Educational Opportunity for Ex-Serviceman

Serving one's country, in any branch of the armed forces, is definitely a worthy but challenging profession. The marketing tells us that it is also filled with great opportunity, to travel, gain education, skills and amazing experiences. While all this may be true, sadly many service personnel return injured, physically and / or mentally, and with new unexpected challenges. John is one such admirable veteran, striving with adversity since leaving the army. He is also the CiaO Foundation's latest #PrimroseAward recipient. 

Never give up! No matter what you feel or think there is always light at the end of the tunnel. There should never be anyone to tell you that you cannot follow your dreams and that they can’t be chased. Support and guidance will always be around to help everyone who needs it. Don’t allow anything to stop you following your dream.” 

John Devlin

Find Out More About John's Story


Seasons Greetings from us all at the CiaO Foundation

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Previous Award Recipients in Major Team Win

Congratulations to the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team on becoming crowned Super Series champions! The Tigers are the club team of two of our previous Award Recipients Jamie Stead and Robin Tarr!  (Both are pictured holding the championship shield, Robin above and Jamie below).

“This has been a huge challenge and one that we can share from your support” 

Robin Tarr

You can read more about Jamie and Robin's stories on our site, by clicking their names. More on their impressive win can be found at the Leicester Tigers website


Social Media - Who would you nominate?

Applications for the next round of Awards are now open for a nomination! If you know someone facing a challenge and who could use some help finding their opportunity, let us know!  You can contact us through our various Social Media Platforms for more information. We are on Twitter & Facebook so do get in touch.

We are also keen to raise awareness about #Challenges and #Opportunities so are very happy to share your stories, messages & endeavours, so if you have a #Challenge4Charity do let us know. Nügmais, the Charity Manager & the Team look forward to hearing from you. Find us by using the buttons below.
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