Equipollence’s Project, its aims.
Equipollence wants to offer disabled young adults and adults an environment within which they can develop and flourish, in the small city of Revel, South West of France. Equipollence will provide a shared and supported setting that enables its habitants to participate in the community and local city life around them.
The figures are daunting: In France, specialised institutions can accommodate approximately 400,000 disabled adults, whereas there are 10 million disabled people living on the French territory, of whom 1.5m to 2m are fully dependent on others for even the simplest acts of daily life.
Who is Equipollence?
A group of families, helpers, carers and professionals from the medico-social sectors, citizens who wish to commit to the creation of a more inclusive city, a supported habitat that offers a different future for young adults and adults with severe mental and/or physical disabilities: one that will allow them to live in a place that is not an enclosed institution but a shared environment. The members of Equipollence are all working together to make sure their project ‘living together’ in a place where everyone is welcome, comes to life.
Together on 10 th September 2022 from 14.00h
Let’s walk for Equipollence
Equipollence is organising a sponsored walk to help raise some of the funds it needs to make sure this project is realised. Everyone is welcome! Anyone can walk with us, or at the same time as us and get sponsored.
Our aim for this sponsored walk is to:
Collect sponsorship that would go directly towards funding this project for adults and young adults with mental disorders and multi disabilities.
Make it possible for disabled young adults and adults to take part in the city’s life, by offering them an environment that will give them and their families open-ended access to a progressive living space. Although the current pandemic means people can’t travel as far as they would like, this doesn’t restrict who can take part in our sponsored walk from afar – absolutely anyone and everyone can walk with us, whether in the South or the North of France, up the mountains or by the beach, from Tokyo to London... we can all walk together with the same purpose in mind: to fundraise for Equipollence and the people it wants to help – to provide them with a different life, one that is richer in connections and possibilities, close to the city centre of Revel.
And whether you choose to walk with us or not, you can help by sponsoring our existing walkers or you can simply donate towards our project, knowing you will be helping us to create a better, richer life for disabled young adults and adults.
Finding sponsorsAll you need to do is download the sponsorship form and ask for people to sponsor you. By offering to give you a certain amount of money for your walk, a sponsor becomes a financial support of your walk. Sponsors can be anyone you like. Friends, family members, co-workers, your employers or simply anyone that’s willing to participate. Donations can be made according to the number of kilometres you walk or simply an agreed upon lump sum.
Once sponsorship amounts have been agreed, you just need to make sure you collect all the amounts showing on your sponsorship form and donate the total amount on the website. You can also send a cheque directly to Equipollence by making it out to Equipollence and sending it to this address. No matter how far you’re able to walk (no distance too long or too short), any donation is very welcome! We hope there’ll be plenty of you joining us, and we wish each of you the very best in finding sponsors.
If you’ve decided to sponsor a walker, make yourself known to them so they can write your name down on their sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can simply send them a filled in sponsorship form.
How to donate
If you can’t walk with us on 29th May but still want to make a donation, you can donate directly through the website.
Spread the word about the walk for Equipollence.
If you believe in our project and want to help more, please spread the word about our walk and share as widely as you can.