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Weʼre raising £350 to fundraise for Special Olympics North London by running the British 10k in London, on July 15th 2018.

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My son Thomas is a member of Special Olympics North London. He is one of eighteen members all of whom have intellectual disabilities. Athletes train once a week at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. The club does not receive financial support from local or national goverment and rely on fundraising by parents and supporters to be able to run the group. The club started in 2000 and on average the members attend seven competitions a year at regional and national level.

Training and competing in athletics gives our athletes many of the same physical and emotional benefits as any runner. People with intellectual disabilities, unless they are taking part in sport, will not get the chance to experience competing or winning something, being part of a team or socialising in the wider world.

Special Olympics North London has given Thomas and us as a family so much. Thomas is at his happiest taking part in sport, supported by coaches who invest their time and expertise in helping him achieve with such warmth and care. There is such positivity, belief in their abilities and recognition that those with intellectual disabilities deserve the same opportunities as those without. Watching Thomas thrive fills me with joy and pride. The support we receive from the other families has also enriched our lives. We want to raise as much money as possible to enable this club to continue and out of gratitude for being such a positive force in our lives.

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  • Angie Munro

    Angie Munro

    Jul 15, 2018

    Well done Thomas . You are an amazing young man x

    £30.00

  • robin and judy vicary

    robin and judy vicary

    Jul 15, 2018

    £100.00

  • Nicky Margerison

    Nicky Margerison

    Jul 15, 2018

    Amazing job Thomas and Condy, good luck xxx

    £10.00

  • Jennifer Woods

    Jennifer Woods

    Jul 15, 2018

    Good luck both of you. I am sure Thomas and you will do well.

  • Matthew Hunt

    Matthew Hunt

    Jul 15, 2018

    Have a good run!!

    £20.00

  • Matt

    Matt

    Jul 11, 2018

    Best of luck!

    £50.00

  • Anton Kirczenow

    Anton Kirczenow

    Jul 10, 2018

    Go Thomas go!

    £20.00

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