We’re delighted to announce that we’ve received a fantastic £1,150 donation from Wilmslow Running Club, for our participation in the Wizard Run last week. We’re very grateful for their generosity as donations such as these make a huge difference to our work supporting children and adults with complex physical and/or learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.
We had a great time at the Wizard Run, whereby we provided the volunteers to marshal at the race. It was an extremely hot evening and we were so impressed with how incredibly well the all the runners did, especially in the conditions.
Our volunteers were a mix of colleagues from Supportability and others who generously gave their free time to help support us on the day.
Volunteering for us in any capacity is incredibly rewarding and we’re so very grateful to those who give their time to help. Don’t just take our word for it, our volunteers share their experience of volunteering at the Wizard 5:
“When the opportunity came through to volunteer as a Marshall at the Wizard 5, it was a no-brainer for me. I’ve always been a runner and I wanted to help other runners, but more importantly, help raise money for the wonderful charity, Supportability. It was hugely inspiring watching runners of different ability on a very hot evening and I was proud to wear the pink vest.”
“As a runner who has regularly taken part in races, I am very grateful to volunteers and have first hand experience of countless people who have given up their spare time to help me have the best race experience I can have. So when the opportunity arose through GoodGym (A community of runners that combine getting fit whilst doing good) to volunteer at the Wizard 5, I jumped at the chance to give back. Running has helped me so much with my own personal mental health challenges over the years. I feel a sense of belonging when I’m around fellow runners and especially in races when volunteers and organisers come together to support you through it as well. It’s a wonderful feeling to be on the other side, as a volunteer, and help make other runner’s race experience feel as great as mine have been.”
If you can spare any time and would like to find out more about the different ways you can volunteer for us, please get in touch here.