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I am taking part in the Men's 10K in Edinburgh for The Yard because it is such an amazing place that my family adore.

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  • Event: Men's 10K Edinburgh 2019, 03 Nov 2019

The Yard

We provide adventurous play experiences to disabled children and young people

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Just wanted to let folks know that I will be taking part in the Men's 10K in Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd November 2019 to try and generate support for an organisation called The Yard. The Yard is an award-winning charity running adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. The Yard provides physical as well as emotional support to families in an environment that allows children with additional support needs to have opportunities to promote their physical development and social communication in a safe and vibrant setting. 

My awesome son Theo loves visiting the Yard in both Edinburgh and Dundee. As his dad, it is so satisfying to see him explore the facilities at the Yard with confidence, take controlled risks that he wouldn't in other contexts and moreover relax and have a bundle of fun. What The Yard gets so right is in fostering a culture and ethos of inclusivity and equity for children and families who often have experiences of feeling marginalised and excluded or simply having trouble accessing other services. 

Signing up for the Men's 10K in Edinburgh is a means for me to highlight the fantastic work of all the people who make The Yard what it is, to raise money to help support the services The Yard offers and to put a little something back into a facility which I and my son have benefited from and feel so passionate about. 

If you would be so kind to make even a small contribution to The Yard through this just giving page then you can help support The Yard continue to support the development and create wonderful experiences for children with additional support needs. You would also make Theo and I very happy!

Many thanks and love to all.

I better get training! 🏃

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