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Some time ago, my 15 year old step-daughter and her friend decided they wanted to spend 2 days in wheelchairs to highlight the difficulties faced by users. They decided to make it a sponsored event to raise money for a disability charity. With this in mind they emailed Scope. Sadly they received no response. Rather than cancel the event, they contacted a local charity who fully backed them and put out a press release. The wheelchair challenge went ahead over the weekend and made it onto the ITV regional news, local papers and the BBC website. It seems to me that Scope have missed out not only on the sponsorship raised by these two amazing teenagers but also on an incredible amount of free publicity purely because nobody responded to a 15 year old's offer.