Team Conquer Leeds 10K for Dream Fund
Five people supported by Community Integrated Care in Yorkshire joined the Leeds Rhinos Foundation to take part in the Leeds 10K on Sunday 5th September, alongside seven colleagues from the charity, to raise money for Community Integrated Care’s Dream Fund.
The race was an exciting challenge and a brilliant opportunity for our colleagues and the people we support to come together for one important cause. The team of runners rallied together and cheered one another the whole way around, running in groups to make sure that no one got left behind – one of our colleagues even pushed one of the people we support in his wheelchair for the entirety of the 10K so that he could take part!
People supported by our charity not only took part in the race on the day, but also volunteered to help the event organisers – the race was a true example of how our charity makes an amazing impact within the community every day.
The team have raised over £300 so far for the Dream Fund– an incredible achievement – and are still taking donations in the hopes of making more dreams come true.
Our charity’s dream fund is specially designed to enable the people we support to achieve their greatest dreams – from funding once in a lifetime experiences, to commissioning programmes that support people to fulfil their potential and aspirations.
Adam Paver-Merrison, Regional Manager for the North East and Yorkshire, was one of the colleagues taking part on the day. He said:
“It made me so proud to see our colleagues and the people we support coming together to take on this challenge. For the people we support, it was amazing to see them out and about again in the community and interacting with others, after such a difficult 18 months.
We are incredibly lucky as an organisation to have these fantastic partnerships that enable the people we support to do extraordinary things with their lives. It was brilliant to take part in this opportunity alongside the Leeds Rhinos Foundation – it was a truly lovely day, one of the best Sundays I’ve had in a while!”
Barry, a person we support who completed the race said:
“I’m proud of myself for finishing and am really pleased with my two medals! I can’t wait to do it again next year!”