Marc Davies

Marc's fundraiser for SUNSHINE AND SMILES - LEEDS DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

Fundraising for SUNSHINE AND SMILES - LEEDS DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK
£1,205
raised of £350 target
by 52 supporters
Event: Great North Run 2023, on 10 September 2023
SUNSHINE AND SMILES - LEEDS DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

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We support people with Down syndrome to improve lives & opportunities in Leeds.

Story

Our eldest son Alby is 10 years old and has Down Syndrome. Like many children his age he is energetic and loves being active. Mainstream groups and activities are not accessible to him as they do not allow for the pace at which he learns.Sunshine & Smiles offer a range of groups and activities specifically for children with Down Syndrome, the only organisation in Leeds to do so. Alby has been able to participate in swimming, football, cycling, dance and music, and in doing so has developed not only his physical skills but also his social and teamwork skills.

The last two years has been a challenge for charities and it has been no different for Sunshine & Smiles, resulting in us operating at a £20k deficit. We have strong reserves thankfully but it has raised the importance of fundraising.

To help continue the great work Sunshine & Smiles does, I am running the Great North Run on September 10th.

Many thanks!

Marc

About the charity

SUNSHINE AND SMILES - LEEDS DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

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Sunshine & Smiles is a registered charity that provides a support network in Leeds for children and people who have Down syndrome and their families We also run 21 Co. Cafe. Set up in 2011 we are the only specific support network in Leeds and fulfil a vital role in our local community.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,205.00
Online donations
£1,205.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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