The Colour Run
Members of our midlands fostering team including one of our foster carers did the Colour Run in Birmingham to raise money for charity.
Jacci, Hayley, Alison and foster carer Dave ran the 5k at the NEC, raising hundreds of pounds for various charities including the NSPCC and Peter Pan Nursery in Stoke-on-Trent which provides specialist care and support for children with special needs.
Despite her recent spinal surgery, Jacci, Head of Quality Assurance, managed to complete the race thanks to her training regime where she had to ‘learn’ how to run again.
Jacci said: “Neuropathy in my legs and feet means that I have to work hard and concentrate on lifting my feet properly. This was a goal for me”.
Alison, who supports foster carers from Stoke and across Staffordshire dressed up as Tinker Bell to run the face, which added to the fun! Running and training for the race has since inspired Alison to take up running and join a running club.
Hayley said; “I was really nervous about running the race, I had been meaning to train for the past 4 months but only went jogging once! Despite this the team were really supportive and the race was really relaxed.”
They all had loads of fun running the race and are hoping to do it again next year as it is a great way to get fit and a fantastic family challenge. If anyone wants to join in next time, please contact us on 0800 012 4004.
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