Some of the children who attend the Opportunity Groups that Rachel raises funds for have PHYSICAL DISABILITIES along side their Special Educational Needs. This makes life even harder for them as they have to face their own physical challenges on a daily basis.
Rachel sees how difficult life can be for a child with SEN due to her experience as a mother with an SEN daughter. However, until now she has had no concept of how hard life can be for children with additional physical disabilities. So, this year's "Epic Run" will be one with a difference...a marathon done in a racing wheelchair.
As an athlete used to using powerful leg muscles Rachel will need to gain immense core and upper body strength and endurance. Her training, under the guidance of SpFit Sherborne is gruelling, sometimes exhausting both physically and mentally, but this is ONLY until June 16th when the marathon will take place; unlike children who have physical disabilities as they MAY have to endure these physical and mental challenges on a long term basis.
Rachel has now teamed up with parathelete Ebony Court (who went to Yeovil Opp Group), who will not only be helping Rachel get to grips with her racing wheelchair but, will also be joining Rachel on her challenge at the Sherborne Summer Festival.
Also taking up the challenge at the festival will be Rachel's youngest son Peter (10) who will be spinning on a training bike next to mum and Ebony.
In addition Peter's older brothers, George (18) and William (15) will be running a marathon, starting and finishing at the Sherborne festival.
Please go to the HNT Just Giving page and Donate to Support to Rachel, Ebony, George, William and Peter through their own fund raising pages or as a group fund raise via the HNT page. Your donation will go to help pre-school children with Special Educational Needs.
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