Leeds Mencap offers runners the chance to take part in the Yorkshire Marathon for only £25!

Tracy Horner and family taking part in the recent Leeds 10K helping raise thousands for learning disabilities

The summer challenges season at Leeds Mencap is fast approaching its conclusion with the climax being with the 26 mile, highly anticipated Yorkshire Marathon which will be held in the heart of York. An internationally renowned marathon for its scenery and in particular for its fast and flat route, the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2014 will for sure attract athletes from all across the UK and beyond.

After a successful series of events through the summer such as the Leeds Half Marathon, Leeds 10K and the Yorkshire 3 peaks raising in excess of £10,000 in support of people with learning disabilities, Leeds Mencap is offering budding marathon runners a great offer of joining Team Leeds Mencap for the Yorkshire Marathon at a discounted £25! Having already sold out the event, the race organisers Run for All have said the only available places are with charities such as Leeds Mencap and are being filled-up fast.

Parents who use the services at Leeds Mencap have even taken part in some challenges and had this to say about Leeds Mencap;

“The Hawthorn Family Support has helped our children in a beautiful way. The support and the staff at Hawthorn have been excellent. We’d encourage you to get involved with The Yorkshire Marathon and help raise funds for this amazing charity.”

Fahad Khan, Senior Fundraising Officer said;

“This has been a record breaking year for Leeds Mencap with our series of summer challenges and we are really grateful to our amazing supporters and participants for having done such a fantastic job in raising such a large sum of money. With the Yorkshire Marathon fast approaching and just a few days left to fill the remaining places, we’d love to have another sold-out event so we’ve decided to have a special offer of £25 registration and an ask of a £250 fundraising pledge which is a great offer and this is on until 12pm, Monday 11th August 2014. If anyone is interested to take on a fantastic challenge and be part of a great Leeds Mencap summer, do get in touch!”

Leeds Mencap is a grass roots organisation, created for, and by, the people of Leeds with learning disabilities. The charity works with over 300 families and individuals with learning disabilities throughout Leeds every week. Leeds Mencap aims to provide that support, advice and practical help to the whole family, long term and do this through a variety of services, including Parent/Carer Support Projects, Youth Clubs, Me2 – an inclusive dance project for young people, School Holiday Play Schemes, Sibling Support, the Rookery residential home and the Hawthorn Family Support Centre for families with very young children with a learning disability and much more.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon takes place on Sunday 12th October 2014 with thousands expected to take part and spectate on what will be another fantastic and successful event. For further information or if you want to know about Leeds Mencap events please call Fahad Khan on 0113 8582029, email fahad.khan@leedsmencap.org.uk or visit www.leedsmencap.org.uk.

Tracy Horner and family taking part in the recent Leeds 10K helping raise thousands for learning disabilities
Tracy Horner and family taking part in the recent Leeds 10K helping raise thousands for learning disabilities

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