January 2022

Are you ready to be a Born Survivor? Join us in the ultimate military obstacle course challenge!


We are super excited to announce that The Standing Tall Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice have partnered with this years’ Born Survivor to bring you a fundraising challenge like we’ve never offered before! This is a joint fundraising event meaning you can simultaneously raise money for two fantastic causes.

If you’re after a new physical challenge for you and your friends then look no further than Born Survivor, a charity fun run on Sat 7th May, set in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield. Make no mistake, Born Survivor’s not your average mud run or obstacle fun day, this is the ultimate military obstacle course challenge!

Born Survivor courses are set using the natural terrain features with up to 30 epic military training inspired obstacle challenges. Join thousands of participants in the starting cage and prepare to run, climb, haul, leap, slide and crawl as you stampede round the 10km or 5km course.

If you dare take on this adventure you’ll need a stiff upper lip to conquer the challenge alone. We encourage teamwork and even if you don’t enter as a team we know you’ll assist your fellow Survivors in completing the course. But it’s not a race; it’s designed as a challenge for everyone over the age of 16 to tackle at their pace, whatever their ability.

WHERE?: Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY

WHEN:   10am, Saturday 7th May 2022

HOW:      REGISTER NOW and be the best you can be!

Registration is £25. Minimum fundraising target of £125 per person.

What are you waiting for?!




Nurture Training and Development is directed by Debbie Richards, who has 8 years of experience in training and development and is educated to master’s level, to assure you of quality standards.

Debbie said: “I decided to become a corporate partner of the Standing Tall Foundation as I feel very close to the values and principles of the Standing Tall Foundation in relation to supporting people who have experienced trauma resulting in mental health problems. Through own personal life experiences, resilience and education, mental health problems are better managed, and some overcome.”

Nurture Training and Development are a Northwest based training provider; that offers services nationally and have been established since August 2019. Offering a wide range of professional and industrial qualifications. You can learn more by visiting https://www.nurturetraining.org

Debbie commented further:

“I believe that through the right support, changes to thinking, recovery  and education, people can diversify to manage mental health problems, finding positive solutions and a better way of life. I am extremely proud to have this opportunity and I hope that whilst being a corporate partner of the Standing Tall Foundation; Nurture Training and Development can provide a holistic approach to change a group of peoples lives; then all that has worked for has been gained.”

Andy commented:

“We are delighted to have Nurture on board with us and we are already seeing the benefits as they are working with one of our volunteers to develop his forward opportunities, building on the support he has already received from my Foundation.”

Standing Tall Foundation confirms Official Registered Charity Status

We are ecstatic to announce that The Standing Tall Foundation in St Helens has been officially registered as a charity with the Charity Commission. This comes after many months of hard work and effort, not only into the application process, but more the invaluable work undertaken to help people in the community and surrounding areas, which has ultimately established the organisation as a credible and reputable registered charity.

The Standing Tall Foundation offers vital support to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of people, providing expert Counselling, Drug & Alcohol dependency Support Services and Physical Activity initiatives. In addition to this, the charity aims to help relieve poverty among the homeless or those in financial difficulty via the provision of grants, items and services for those individuals in need.

Founder of the organisation, Andy Reid MBE says:

“I’m delighted to announce that after nearly two years of helping the people of my town and beyond, my Foundation has been given Charity Status. We feel this news is a vindication of the hard work that myself and the Team have put in. Mental health and addiction illnesses are a blight on many people’s lives, and we are dedicated to helping as many people as possible to overcome this. We look to support individuals when they’re most in need and among those helped, it has been deeply meaningful to me to be able to help veterans and young people. These are of course close to my heart, as I see my lived experience in them.”

 The welcome news is a great start to the new year for the Standing Tall Foundation as it continues to grow, and as Andy states:

“Achieving charitable status affords anyone wishing to support what we do, the confidence in our integrity and the assurance that we are making a difference. As the Standing Tall Foundation, charity number: 1197446 we look forward to helping many more people in the years to come.”

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