TEAM ABILITY BOW were in top form as they joined fellow runners at Victoria Park to take part in the Big Fun Run 2017. The inclusive community gym, situated in the heart of East London, has a range of projects tailored for people with many types of disabilities including diabetes, strokes, heart conditions and MS.
Ability Bow helps people with disabilities or long term health conditions to take part in exercise. Through helping them take part in closely supported exercise programmes, staff work to improve the health and fitness of disabled people and those with long term health conditions. The overall aim is to help people become stronger, more independent and self-confident.
Disabled people and people with one or more health conditions face significant barriers to exercise, and Ability Bow provides one to one support, raising self-confidence and motivation. It also encourages each individual to make healthy lifestyle changes. Many of the participants have never taken part in exercise before.
The Fun event was supported by the Pearly Queens and Kings Association, with Lorraine Sadler cheering Team Ability Bow and every runner participating.
Commenting on the inspiring contributions of the runners, fundraisers and volunteers Victoria Kent, the Founding Director of Ability Bow, said: “It’s an absolutely phenomenal show of how people can make the most of their ability and how people are prepared to go the extra mile to help an event that raises money to support Ability Bow. We have had a number of gym members volunteering as marshals and also taking part in the race. They’re all having the time of their lives and achieving something – each and every one of them.”
•The Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October.
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