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Helen Runs the NYC Marathon!

Published on 29 October 2018 02:47 PM

 Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire volunteer Helen is running the New York Marathon.

Helen, 44, volunteers at Drybridge House Centre in Hereford every Thursday - a day centre where older people are supported to live well, including specialist support for people with disabilities and dementia. As a volunteer at the centre, Helen’s jobs include making refreshments for members and guests and helping with daily activities.

Helen has cerebral palsy but that doesn’t stop her from making the most out of life through volunteering… and incredible sporting achievements. She says: “I love working with older people, and volunteering at Drybridge increases my confidence.”

As an accomplished runner Helen has completed countless long-distance runs, this year travelling the country (and the world) to take part in the following:

Cardiff & Swansea 10K, Cardiff Half Marathon, Swansea Half Marathon, Midnight Sun 10K in Norway and the Great North Run. For her final run of the year, Helen will be supported by Achilles International to runt he New York Marathon.

Achilles International is a charity that supports people from around the world, living with disabilities, to achieve through sport. Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire would like to wish Helen lots of luck and thank her for all her volunteering time and effort at Drybridge House. 



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