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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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Action for Kids was founded in 1991; the charitable organisation helps transform the lives of helping transform the lives of young people with physical and learning disabilities by providing mobility equipment, learning, training, and support. They give family support, run a work related learning program, and aim to make it possible to lead independent lives.

So Action for Kids can act, they need you to be active by taking in part in their fundraising events. If you are looking for fun, excitement, or something challenging, here are ten ways you can move into action for Kids:

1. Beach Volleyball Championships
30th June - 18th July

Registration for this event has already ended, but you can still attend and root for the teams. The Beach Volleyball Championships are take place between the 30th June - 18th July at Wood Wharf. On the 5th & 6th July, they will also be hosting the professional Sideout tournament, where you can watch eight men and women's teams compete.

2. Thames Path Challenge
13th & 14th September, 30 - 60

Walk or run one of the UK's most loved national trails for the Thames Path Challenge. Choose between four different routes of either 25km, 50km, or 100km, and finish off with a barbecue to celebrate.

3. Fright Hike
1st November, 29

Are you brave enough to go on a 30km spooky Fright Hike through Epping Forest? Visit ghostly sites like Hangman's Hill, where three witches were hanged, and the grounds of highwayman, Dick Turpin.

4. London to Paris Cycle Ride
30th July, 3rd Sept, 13th May 2015, 10th June 2015, 149

Take a trip across the channel with bike in tow, and cycle through beautiful countryside through England and France in the London to Paris Cycle Ride.

5. L' Etape du Tour
20th July

Not a fan of Paris? How about the Pyrenees? L'Etape du Tour replicates stage eighteen of the Tour de France. It is free to enter, but you are expected to raise 1000.

6. Ride London
TBA, 40

Don't fancy going abroad? Just as challenging will be the RideLondon 100. 100km through the capital's streets. Registration is open for next year's event, but the dates have not bee announced yet.

7. London Duathlon
14th September, 58 - 115

Run and Ride through Richmond Park, and choose between five distances from Super Sprint to Ultra in the London Duathlon.

8. Royal Parks Half & Ultra Marathon
12th October, 30 - 50

Run through four scenic parks, starting from Hyde park, and complete either a half or full marathon in the Royal Parks Half & Ultra Marathon.

9. Zip Slide UK
4th & 5th October, 35 - 45

Ever thought about zip sliding down the Imperial War Museum? No? How about now? Zip Slide UK will give you that opportunity, and at the same time you can raise money for charity.

10. Skydiving

If you have ever wanted to skydive, but couldn't afford the booking, here is a way to not only get that lifetime experience for free, but also raise money for doing it. There is no set date, so pick a time that suits you.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 20th July - 10th June
Phone: 020 8347 8111
Where: London & France
Cost: Free - 149
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