The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) Avengers or the ‘SHAVENGERS’ for short is a team of superheroes taking part in a series of challenge events to raise both money and awareness to support families living with Huntington’s disease (HD) in Scotland. Once ordinary people like you and me they stepped up when they heard the call of duty to fight crime (HD). Ever since their humble beginnings the team has grown in size and might, and are now currently recruiting for more heroes to rally to the cause.
Do you have what it takes to fight alongside Iron Man, Wolverine and Danger Mouse? If you’re up to the challenge you can begin enrollment now to start boot camp on the 9th July. If you have the power of flight, train up with us on the 13th August at our flying lessons. Or if you need to prepare for a quick escape, we can show you the way at the Glasgow Zipline on 10th September.
Our full team of heroes are jumping out a plane to practice their flying If you want to come along and show support we’ll be there from 9am until 5pm! Because being a superhero is our day job, obviously.
Update: Due to high winds the skydive was delayed from Saturday 13th August to Sunday 30th October. Although our jumpers were disappointed at first they now realise they have two extra months to fundraise and look forward to this amazing day! Wish them luck!
Sunday 30th October
St Andrews Skydive (at Fife Airport).
Our superhero’s are in Glasgow this time zip lining across the Clyde for HD on Saturday 10th September. There are a few spots available but get in quick!
Saturday 10th September
South bank of the River Clyde between the South Rotunda and Pacific Quay offices, Glasgow
Book here: Eventbrite
Heroes of all ages are invited to join us on Saturday 17th September for a sponsored assault course and target practice challenge.
~ Minimum sponsorship of £60 for assault course and paintball target range
~ Food available all day from Catrine House Cafe
~ 9.30 am arrival and registration
☆☆☆☆☆ASSAULT COURSE ☆☆☆☆☆
This course will test your stamina, strength and determination but with lots of surprises thrown in along the way!
☆☆☆☆☆TARGET PRACTICE ☆☆☆☆☆
This is a range with a difference. Using a paintball gun shoot at your favourite villains and watch for sneaky moving targets!
There’s lots of games and challenges to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. Visit the village to test your superhero skills!
Facebook event: Facebook
Book here: Eventbrite
Huntington’s disease is a neurological condition which affects a person’s mobility, cognitive function and mental health. To find out more about the disease please visit our section on HD.
The SHA support families in Scotland living with HD through the provision of nine specialist services, a financial wellbeing service, a youth service and through the provision of training and education of health and social care staff. Find out more about the charity and all the great work we are doing here.
We do feel like standard of life for someone living with HD has drastically improved over the past 25 years but there’s still so far to go. We’re on a mission to break down the stigma attached to HD, help families to live a higher quality of life despite the disease, and raise awareness and understanding. And we couldn’t do the work we do without the help of our amazing fundraisers up and down the country and that is why we need you.
To register for any of the events or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0141 848 0308.