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It’s been a sporty season here at Henshaws
What a spring we've had so far! Following our London Marathon runners last month, we've had a whole season of runners taking part in challenge events as part of Team Henshaws, and we share their brilliant successes below.
Leeds Half Marathon
Danielle and her sister Helena Ford ran the Leeds Half Marathon for Team Henshaws on Sunday 8th May. Danielle has fundraised for Henshaws in the past before, including a sponsored zip-wire. They completed their half marathon in 1 hour 53, raising an amazing £1570 from their run!
Great Manchester Run
Shelley took part in the Great Manchester Run last weekend – completing a fantastic 10k in the pouring rain and finishing in 1hr 10mins. She says: “It poured down and I got an injury at 8k but still managed to finish so I’m feeling really really proud.” Shelley has raised around £500 so far – congratulations!
Alicia’s walk on the blindside
Alicia has set off on her walk! The 11 year old from Timperley is walking a whopping 180 miles blindfolded from Wimbley Stadium in London to Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. Keep up with her walk on her page at – henshaws.org.uk/alicia
What’s coming up?
- Tom, one of our students in Harrogate, is tackling the Melmerby 10k run this Sunday to raise money for new gym equipment at College. Read more about his training and motivations on our recent news post here.
- Our sponsored skydive at Black Knight’s Parachute Centre is happening on the 12th June in Lancashire, and we have 6 people jumping for Henshaws – including Danny, who’s efforts have amazingly been featured in the MEN and on ITV. Read more about his story here.
Thank you to all our fantastic supporters! We simply couldn’t do it without you. If you’re feeling inspired to take part in an event, check out the upcoming challenge events below, or get in touch with us on 0161 786 3656.
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