FitzRoy Trafford’s Big Fun Run

26th August 2016

FitzRoy Trafford Day and Community Service took part in the Manchester Big Fun Run and got into the spirit of the Olympics.

The weather wasn’t quite Rio on the day of the event. However a little British wind and rain didn’t deter our twenty FitzRoy Trafford Fun Run participants from the start line. The aim was to run, walk or wheel the 5k course around Heaton Park to raise some money and have lots of fun along the way. Ramsey Bayati, FitzRoy Community Fundraising Coordinator, told us more.

“Eight people who use Trafford day service took part in the Manchester Big Fun Run. Some had never walked 5k in one go before. Everyone was supported by the staff team and some of our fantastic volunteers.

After a quick group warm up, Team FitzRoy set off on foot, or in their electric and manual wheelchairs. It was a great boost to see so many familiar faces from friends and families cheering us on along the route.

With amazing stamina, everyone we support who set off made it round the course to cheers from the crowds at the finish line. A Special mention to Helen and Sharon. They were determined that they would go the full distance and they never gave up!

It was a fantastic day out full of laughter for the whole team. Most of all, it got everyone working together as a team and gave people a brilliant sense of achievement. We also raised a bit of money for the service along the way! Now we can’t wait to plan our next challenge!”

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