tri for life triathlon committed to Woburn Abbey

tri for life triathlon committed to Woburn Abbey

Triathlon Event Partnership

tri for life is delighted to have worked with the Duke of Bedford and his team to secure another three years of exclusivity at Woburn Abbey ensuring that the event can continue to build its momentum up to, and including, 2016. As part of this agreement, tri for life is thrilled to announce that it has agreed to make a £22,500 commitment to the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, a charity that was founded by the Duke of Bedford’s father and is close to his heart.

Taking place on Sunday 7th September 2014, tri for life will be returning for the third time to the stunning setting of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

Now in its seventh year, and having raised £1.5m to date for a variety of charities, tri for life continues to provide a fantastic day out for all the family and a great fundraising opportunity. The organisers are aiming to make 2014 the year that tri for life breaks through the £2 million mark, making it one of the largest charity-focussed triathlons in the UK.

tri for life activities for the whole family 

tri for life has something for everyone, whether you’re a participant or a spectator. The 2014 event will host three different triathlon distances (all of which can be entered as an individual or relay team), a scootathlon for four- to eight-year-olds and a duathlon for nine- to 15-year-olds. There will also be a mini funfair including face painting, inflatables, body zorbing and rock climbing to ensure that the little ones are fully included.

Charity fundraising 

tri for life is all about raising money for charity through providing a challenge – which is why we have a minimum sponsorship level for all of our participants. Fundraising is not an ‘option’; everyone who takes part has to raise money. tri for life has three charity partners – Rays of Sunshine, Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Teenage Cancer Trust – and has pledged to fund specifically identified capital projects so that our participants can follow the impact of their hard work.

tri for life partnership with Woburn 

The Duke of Bedford added, “tri for life is a wonderful event enabling thousands of people to enjoy competing in the stunning setting of the Woburn Estate, whilst raising a significant amount of invaluable money for some wonderful charities. I am delighted to have secured the event here at Woburn Abbey to 2016 and to see the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia benefiting from this endeavor. Aphasia is a communication disability and there are around 367,000 stroke survivors in the UK who have aphasia (according to the Stroke Association stroke.org.uk).

People with Aphasia can find it hard to speak, read, write, understand language and use numbers – or a combination of any of these. As the only grant making trust in the UK focusing on aphasia; the Tavistock Trust is dedicated to improve the quality of life for those affected and pioneering research projects that will improve services and therapies.”

For more information, head to www.triforlife.co.uk. For more details of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, please go to www.aphasiatavistocktrust.org