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Team Reading Mencap take on Parallel London 2017

Everybody runs #SidebySide at Parallel London and Team Reading Mencap is no exception!

Our valiant fundraisers have been busy training with their buddies to get themselves match ready for Sunday’s fun run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Duncan, who is taking on the 1km challenge, has been training with his brother, Drew.

Stacey, who is also entering the 1km is being supported by her brother, Harry.

Kate who aims to complete the 10km has Reading Mencap driver, Andy, by her side.

This is the second year Reading Mencap has entered a team at Parallel London, which is a fully accessible fun run and free family festival.

There’s a 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and the Super Sensory 1km; so there’s something for everyone.

People can walk, run, push or be pushed. There are no cut-off times.

Each member of our team has pledged to raise £100 in sponsorship to raise vital funds for Reading Mencap and to cover the cost of their entry fee for the event on September 3.

Reading Mencap CEO, Mandi Smith, who will be cheering the team on in London, said Parallel London enabled people with disabilities and of all ages and abilities to take part in an event in which everyone could succeed.

She said: “It is a fantastic occasion, very well organised and with plenty of encouragement along the way for everyone taking part.

“I know Team Reading Mencap will do us proud and we are all looking forward to a brilliant day.”

You can show your support for Team Reading Mencap by sponsoring them at visiting our Local Giving page. 

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored them so far. It is really appreciated!