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With training now in full jog I decided it was time to visit the Action for Children’s West Hyde- residential short breaks for children with disabilities and complex health needs to see all the fantastic work carried out by staff to help children enjoy daytime visits or overnight stays at the centre.
The West Hyde centre provides residential short breaks supporting young people with learning disabilities and complex health needs. Young people can be referred to the centre by a social worker for after school tea visits, day care at the weekends and in school holidays and overnight stays.
I now have 22 weeks to go before the race – eekkk! The
training has been challenging due to a foot injury taking me out of
running for four weeks. I am now back on plan and following Paula
Radcliffe’s training schedule – and hoping that I can channel the inner
Paula on the day!
Below is a little about Action for Children:
How Action for Children works – From before they are born until they are into their twenties, they help disadvantaged children across the UK.
They help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. They make life better for children with disabilities. They influence policy and advocate for change. Their staff and volunteers operate 552 services, improving the lives of over 300,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.
Action for Children succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.
It’s only through fundraising events such as the Virgin Money London Marathon that we are able to do this. To find out more please visit our website at www.actionforchildren.org.uk.
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