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Manager of Nottingham’s only Conductive Education centre leaves her footprint on 100km ultra-marathon!

The manager of Nottingham’s only Conductive Education centre and registered charity, Footprints, has shown her dedication to the cause by raising vital funds through the completion of a historic 100km ultra-marathon.

Race To The Stones is an annual endurance run along the UK’s oldest path, The Ridgeway, between the Chilterns and the Avebury Stone Circle. This year's event took place on the 14th and 15th July and was completed by Footprints Manager, Nathalie Bailey-Fitter.

Nathalie raised £500 on behalf of Footprints and despite her dislike for running, knew that the long-term goal of raising much-needed money for the Nottingham-based charity was worth the pain she would endure as part of the marathon.

“I signed up because I was excited by a fresh challenge that would represent not only a personal achievement, but also a landmark achievement for Footprints,” says Nathalie.

“Whilst this was extremely tough for me, I knew that it was temporary and I could put my feet up and relax as soon as it was over. I think it is easy to forget that the children attending our sessions struggle with even the simplest day-to-day tasks without complaint,” she adds.

“The children’s daily resilience and willpower is a real inspiration and it was definitely something I channeled within myself in order to complete the run”.

Footprints works with children with motor learning difficulties or motor development delay. The charity practices Conductive Education to develop the child’s motor, sensory and self-help skills in order to allow them to reach their full potential. The volunteers at Footprints nurture a positive outlook and strive to solve the problems that the children and their parents will face in daily life.

Communications Manager, Eileen Sleaford, was delighted with the total amount raised from the event and looks forward to seeing the team complete further fundraising events in the future.

“From all of us at Footprints, we would like to thank everyone who made a donation and of course, Nathalie for her amazing efforts and feat of endurance!” says Eileen.

“Our team will be taking part in the Robin Hood half-marathon in September where we hope to raise yet more vital donations in return for putting them through their paces!” adds Eileen.

She continues, “We would urge any parent or carer who thinks that they could benefit from our work to get in touch. We may be a small charity but we make a significant difference to the lives of children affected by motor learning difficulties and our trained team of experts can equip both the children and parents with the skills to lead a full and active life in the future.”

For more information about Footprints and to get in touch, please visit http://www.footprintscec.org .

Nathalie’s fundraising page is still open for further donations - visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=NathalieBaileyFlitter&pageUrl=3 to make a donation.

 


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