This year, ECHO is celebrating its 33rd Birthday. To mark the special occasion we are launching this fundraising challenge all about the number 3. All you have to do is think of a sponsorship idea which involves the number 3. Such as, walk 3 miles, swim 3 widths, stand on one leg for 3 minutes, hold an afternoon tea at 3.00pm, or give up something you love for 3 weeks, like chocolate!

We already have two events linked to the number 3, which are Nick Baker’s Cycling Challenge and Peter Beresford’s Run.

Nick’s All the Threes, Three Part Cycle

Nick Baker is doing the challenge of cycling 3 lots of 33 and a third miles in 3 different countries. he is lucky enough to be having two holidays abroad this year, so one ride will be Parga, Greece and the other in the mountains of Spain. The climate and terrain will make both these rides challenging!

Chris, Nick and Louis

For the UK leg, in a ride around North Herefordshire, Nick’s son Louis, an ECHO participant, is going to be tandem cycling with his dad. This will be the furthest Louis has ever cycled! Louis says, “I am excited about doing this ride because this is a longer distance for me than I’ve done before and I
like trying new challenges, particularly when it comes to events for ECHO”.

Accompanying them will be Chris Blum, one of ECHO’s Trustees. This will be on Sunday 30th July and the ride will end at Eaton Barn Community Gardens. Everyone is invited to a BBQ there to celebrate their safe arrival at 1.00pm.

Please support Nick, Louis and Chris on their ‘All the Threes’ 3-part Cyclothon. You can do so by giving a donation

Peter’s Running 3 Kilometres, 33 Times

Peter Beresford, of Leominster, will be running 3 kilometres 33 times in July, making a total of 99 kilometres. Peter said “Having worked with ECHO previously and seeing how impactful they are for the local community, I wanted to get involved with ECHO to raise awareness and support for a great local cause”. Here’s Peter at last year’s Colour Run.

Here’s the link to sponsor Peter

About Face Singing for All the Threes

And now, here’s an amazing challenge from About Face Theatre! This week, the whole project will be singing 33 songs over the week and you are invited to support the team by joining the Singathon and, of course, contributing to the fundraising. Across the various groups they have already raised over £650 in sponsorship, so let’s see how far we can push the figure up!

Do support them if you get the chance; they will be singing at 11.00am as follows:

Monday 2nd October- The Forbury (15A Church Street Leominster)

Wednesday 4th October- The Forbury + a soup lunch costing £5.00 (please book)

Thursday 5th October- The Pavillion Café, Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL

Friday 6th October- The Forbury

It would really help the team if you could let them know if you are planning on popping in. Give them a call on 01568 616301

Good luck to all the actors for next week and please give generously to reward their efforts!

If you have any ideas for an All the Threes Challenge or would like any more information about what’s involved, contact the ECHO office on

01568 620307