One of the individuals at our Supported Living Service in Ammanford, is taking on the London Marathon this year, in aid of Mencap.
33 year old Ffion has lived at our service for people with learning disabilities for almost 10 years, which in her words, allows here to be “as independent as possible”.
Her support involves everything to help her maintain her home and learn life skills, as well as accessing the community.
Sadly, through lockdown, Ffion’s social activities inevitably came to a halt, but Ffion didn’t let that stop her from setting herself goals…
"I have been setting myself weekly and monthly challenges, which include walking, running and cycling. Along with my friends, we have raised money in memory of Sir Tom Moore and other charities, gaining lots of medals and certificates for our efforts.” Ffion
And Ffion’s latest challenge is no mean feat – in October, she will run the London Marathon in aid of Mencap. Her goal is to raise £1000 and you can help her to reach this amount by clicking on the link below:
Mencap is a UK charity for people with learning disabilities. Their vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. And that’s why this particular charity is the perfect choice for Ffion. Her support worker, Julie, explains…
“Ffion is an active and very valuable member of the community. We support her to take part in various sporting interests including karate and skiing lessons. She has met a number of celebrities and travelled extensively to different sporting events. After the marathon, her aim is to join the Special Olympics winter team.” Julie
Alongside all of this, Ffion also manages to find time to work.
Julie says, “Ffion has always been involved in work placements – she has been part of the team at an elderly person facility, a nursery, a supermarket and more recently, a community café.”
With all of these different experiences under her belt, we are confident that Ffion will smash her London Marathon challenge.
And you’ll get a chance to find out more about it very soon, as Ffion is due to be interviewed by Mencap, ready to tell all on the TV!
We can’t wait to hear how Ffion gets on. Please donate if you can – for this trailblazing 33 year old, who won’t let her disabilities get in the way of her goals.