Michael Beasley ran The Great Wall Marathon in China for Realise

Running man sets new fundraising target

Realise running man Michael Beasley is preparing to push himself to the limit during a 24 hour race. The 54-year-old completed the gruelling Great Wall of China marathon in May, but not content with that, he is now testing his mettle at Endure 24 in Leeds on Saturday. The race starts at 12noon and competitors … Continued

Running man is facing a new challenge

Realise running man Michael Beasley is branching out to cycling to boost his funds. As if running half-marathons, marathons and ultra 30 miles races was not enough to test the mettle, now Michael is training for the Prudential Ride Surrey-London 100 miles cycle on July 30. He said: “I have never ridden a bike for … Continued


The fantastic Michael Beasley is running a series of half-marathons, marathons, trail running and ultra running (30+ miles) to raise money for Realise. The grueling runs are leading up to his biggest challenge - completing the Great Wall of China Marathon in May 2017. Michael said: "I am running for the Realise Foundation to help … Continued

New website and brand is launched

On Tuesday October 18, Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise Foundation will refresh our brand to reflect our future ambitions and define who we are. Following recent work to develop our new Vision, Values, and Corporate Plan, we’re changing the look and feel of things to fit the new direction. We are creating a … Continued

Major milestone for the charity

The Realise Foundation is celebrating changing the lives of 4000 people, a significant milestone for the young charity. The charity which launched in 2010, helps young apprentices in Staffordshire access funding for driving lessons, tool kits, apprenticeship grants and clothingcheap windows 10 keyallowances. This helping hand at the start their careers, makes sure the young … Continued

Unique community amphitheatre opening at a heritage site

A three year project to create an outdoor community space beside Apedale Heritage Centre is nearing completion. Unique community amphitheatre opening at a heritage site A three year project to create an outdoor community space beside Apedale Heritage Centre is nearing completion. The Apedale Bowl has been created on part of the historic Apedale Mine … Continued

Sensory transformation

Peter Pan Nursery has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to the Realise Foundation and its supporters. The nursery, in Hoon Avenue, Wolstanton, supports parents and carers of children with special needs from Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle and Cheshire. A celebration will take placewindows10explainedtomorrow Friday, September 19. The garden will be opened by Newcastle mayor Cllr Linda Hailstones, … Continued

Roots of good education

A primary school in Meir has a brand new outdoor classroom for its nursery pupils thanks to the Realise Foundation. The £10,000 ‘phonics classroom’ project at St Augustine’s Catholic Academy will help youngsters improve their reading by providing a dedicated space set aside to let their imaginations run wild. Pupils got involved in designing the … Continued

Realise helps with playground transformation

Groundworks have been completed at The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Trentham, preparing the way for a unique outdoor play area. The playground development project will replace the old equipment which has been showing wear and tear, having been installed when the hospice building opened in 2003. The new playground will create an all-inclusive play … Continued

Boating brilliance

A teenager with a passion for canoeing has been supported by the Realise Foundation as he targets a place in future Olympics. Chris Bowers, aged 16, from Newcastle, applied for a bursary of £500 towards his new boat. He is currently competing at international level at canoe slalom and is ranked 13th in the premier … Continued