Best foot forward for Helen in the London Marathon


Many of you will remember Helen Freedman, avid supporter of Shropshire Disability Network, regular attender at our meetings & former employee of Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

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Helen: running for SDN

Helen was going to run for us in 2015 but deferred her number until 2016 when she had the great news that she was to become a Mum for the first time. Barley was born on Mothering Sunday last year! Within 6 weeks of the birth, Helen who has never run a marathon before, started running again & is all geared up to complete her challenge. As Helen wrote in a recent edition of “YourVoice”


On the 24th April I’ll be in London for the Marathon raising money for SDN. And why….. because I can. I’ve been involved with SDN now for a couple of years and I believe they provide a valuable voice in our rural county. I’ve seen the great work the core team do & want to can raise some valuable funds for SDN. Because I can! “

In support of Helen’s efforts would you be willing to support her in her efforts to raise much needed funding for our own going work? We realise a lot of our work goes on “behind the scenes” as we are all volunteers working from our own homes, but that does not mean we have no costs. Meetings rooms to pay for, website costs, equipment ie banners & on that note with our work expanding we need to buy a third one! Then we have insurance we have to have Charity insurance, then there is paper, toner & other consumables for our laser printer plus “outsource” printing of flyers, leaflets, membership forms plus our regular newsletter which needs printing, envelopes & postage & the shopping list goes on.

So how can you help? At Shropshire Disability Network you can donate to us at any time via Ruby our Chairperson has set up a fundraising page for Helen so to make a donation (any amount from £2 would be appreciated & don’t forget you can gift aid it, meaning more money for us & it does not cost you anything more) on-line click here to donate.

Or you can send a donation to Shropshire Disability Network C/O 26 Aldwick Drive, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury SY3 6BN or request an envelope from us to put a cash donation in. May be ask for an envelope & have a whip round at your place of work, event or something you go to.

Let’s get behind Helen now & don’t forget to look out for someone wearing a Shropshire Disability Network vest with the number 18068 on it -Sunday 24th April as you watch the London Marathon on TV-that is Helen. If you are going to the London Marathon, please let us know by calling/texting Shropshire Disability Network on 07780 852 229

Thank You SDN.



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