Vic Davies SDN Volunteer before running Shrewsbury Marathon June 2013

Vic Davies is Running Again for Shropshire Disability Network

Lake VyrnwyLake Vyrnwy is a beautiful place and where could be better to spend the afternoon of Sunday 15th September to support Vic Davies running the Half Marathon and raising money once again for us. The race starts at1 pm but it is advisable to get there in plenty of time. It really would be good if a group of us could go along, cheer Vic on as he runs his favoured distance and also put Shropshire Disability Network on the map again.

Even during this most unusual heat wave Vic is out there pounding the hills of Church Stretton, keeping fit and enjoying preparing for other races. Vic keeps a regular diary on face book and it is most interesting what he writes ie

“New Trainers Day! Doesn’t take much to get me excited, but the arrival of my new ASICS Gel Nimbus 14s this morning really cheered me up! Haven’t been able to run in them yet Better morning for a run. …

Went quite well today, although a little slow! Felt much more comfortable. Overcast in Stretton this morning, sun only just come out for another scorching day. Lovely.” 

So apart from going along to LakeVyrnwyon 15th September 2013, how else can you support your fellow SDN member and our organisation. Contact Ruby or call 01743 340832 for sponsor form and ask your friends and colleagues to sponsor Vic.(If 10 members had a sponsor form and got £20 each in sponsorships that is £200 and could be even more if people are able to Gift Aid ) or

You can sponsor via your mobile phone. Send this text message to 70070 SHDN12 £1 (or anything amount up to £10) or

Send a cheque made payable to Shropshire Disability Network with the code Vic 2 written on the back. Post to Fundraising Lead C/O26 Aldwick Drive, Radbrook Green,Shrewsbury,Shropshire. SY3 6BN or

Anyone wishing to make a BACs transfer should contact us in order that we can tell you how to donate.

One noticeable thing about Marathon events is the comradeship among people representing the same organisation. If you are running Lake Vyrnwy but have not decided to raise money for a charity, then please consider us. If you would like to run for SDN at this event, or future events or know someone who would like to do so, please ask them to get in contact. Not only does it help SDN but it helps fellow runners.

So why is SDN fundraising again and where will your donations be used? We have regular outgoings ie a Newsletter “Your Voice” to print and post as many members have no IT access or on-line is not an appropriate format to receive it in. Costing £140 a month and increasing. We have a laser printer to run and maintain (toner, paper)ensuring you get appropriate information at meetings, we have leaflets to produce enabling us to reach new people.  We have to have adequate insurance to operate; we must protect the name of SDN by securing website and email addresses. We have meetings to pay for including hire of rooms as well as a website that is soon to be refreshed and updated enabling you, our members to have the very best place to go to for information about disabilities etc. This is without the purchase of important equipment like information stands, sound equipment etc

Vic Davies and Grace Hough

Vic Davies and Grace Hough

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