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raised of £500 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £630 to support the Chairman of HDC's Charity Spectrum, a support group for parents and carers of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Market Harborough, Leicestershire
    Funded on Thursday, 31st October 2019

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    As Chairman of Harborough District Council, I will be taking part in the Market Harborough Park Run in Welland Park, Market Harborough on Saturday 14th September 2019 which starts at 9:00am.

    I will be running the 5K race to raise funds and awareness for my Charity for this year – Spectrum. It would be great if you could show your support by sponsoring me in my challenge to complete the course. I shall be running with my Chain of Office pinned to my T-shirt!

    About my Charity:
    Spectrum is a charity that supports local Autism families. They run:
    • a twice-monthly support group where:
    - they invite professional speakers and offer 1:1 sessions
    - sensory toy shop
    - library of books and equipment
    - information library
    • weekly cuppa and chat drop in sessions
    • monthly family swim sessions
    • monthly pamper session for carers
    • private hire holiday activities for all the family
    • annual autism friendly family fun day
    • carers social activities
    • autism awareness events

    Further information can be found on their Facebook page or by emailing them:
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    website -

    “We are very grateful for being chosen to benefit from the current Chairman's chosen Charity and would want to use the money donated to expand our services and reach even more local families who desperately need support. We would like to widen our range of books and equipment in our library and increase the activities available for autism families and carers”.



    • Cllr. Barbara Johnson4 months ago
      Cllr. Barbara Johnson

      Cllr. Barbara Johnson

      4 months ago

      I finally did it! and completed the full course of the Park Run on Saturday 23rd September. I would like to thank you all for your kind messages of support and generosity. It really is appreciated.

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    • Cllr. Barbara Johnson5 months ago
      Cllr. Barbara Johnson

      Cllr. Barbara Johnson

      5 months ago

      Sending a big Thank You to everyone who has supported me so far, helping me to surpass my original target. I took part in the MH Park run on Saturday. It was such a lovely morning and I met so many wonderful runners and supporters who all cheered me on. I cannot thank all of the Park Run Officials and Marshalls enough, their support has been outstanding. Due to a slight mix-up and not completing the full circuit, I will be re-running the Park run on Sat. 28 Sept. So there is still plenty of time to show your support. Thank you Barbara J

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    Page last updated on: 10/11/2019 15.07



    • Anonymous


      Sep 24, 2019

      Best of luck for the re-run on Saturday.

    • Michael Rook

      Michael Rook

      Sep 22, 2019

      Keep right on to the end! Good effort Barbara


    • Sally


      Sep 18, 2019

      Your error on 14th Sept meant the charity has been highlighted to me, through the press article so well done for going wrong I guess!!! Good luck for 28th too!!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 14, 2019

      Chairman,Better later than never, but we have been a little distracted...

    • David Johnson

      David Johnson

      Sep 13, 2019

      Go, go Miss Babs! Here’s to your success!


    • Amanda Burrell

      Amanda Burrell

      Sep 11, 2019

      Good luck, Barbara. I hope the chain doesn't weigh you down.


    • Ali Brown

      Ali Brown

      Sep 10, 2019

      Well done for supporting such a worthy cause. See you on Saturday and good luck! X


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    Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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