My name's Katie, and I am walking a marathon in 10 days to raise funds for local charity, East Kent Mencap, which supports people with a learning disability in the area.
East Kent Mencap is an amazing local charity that truly changes lives. Having worked for the charity during the first year of the pandemic, I saw first hand how they provide vital care, support and a valuable community for people who have a learning disability. They help people at home, in their resource centres and in the community, as well as providing social clubs and events too.
What is particularly brilliant about East Kent Mencap is that all their work is person-centred, which means they treat everyone as an individual and help everyone to excel in their own way.
This mentality is why I am walking a marathon in 10 days. I have my own medical problems, but I find the mentality of the charity inspiring. Just because you can't do things in the conventional way, it doesn't mean you can't do it! You just need to find a way that suits your abilities. I have always wanted to do a marathon but am not physically able to complete one in one go, so I've found a way that I can handle it, through breaking it down over 10 days.
I will be doing the sponsored marathon from Friday 17th - Sunday 26th December, and you can donate anytime during those 10 days.
Donations to charities like East Kent Mencap are particularly important due to Covid, as usual funding sources have been affected by the pandemic. Please help me to give the charity valuable funding this Christmas.
Find out more about East Kent Mencap and the support they provide for people with a learning disability at www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
Thank you so much for your donations!
East Kent Mencap
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