A teenager from Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, is running 26 miles this March in support of MacIntyre, a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
Thirteen-year-old Aiden Penny will be raising money for MacIntyre as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award. He is delighted to have already raised over £250 for the charity’s ‘Move with MacIntyre’ campaign.
Speaking about his fundraising challenge, Aiden said:
“I am completing my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I have chosen to do fundraising for the charity my mum works for – MacIntyre. She works for MacIntyre No Limits and helps young adults with learning disabilities access education in the community.
“I would like to help this charity because I believe education is really important and should be for everyone.”
Move with MacIntyre runs from 1-31 March and encourages people from across the country to get on their feet and take part in a fitness activity of their choice to raise money for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
Last year, the challenge raised over £4,500 which was used to purchase technology such as iPads and laptops, providing opportunities for the people supported by MacIntyre to communicate with their families and friends during such a challenging year.
There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you like to dance, walk or jog.
This year the funds raised from the challenge will be used to purchase outdoor equipment to help the people supported by MacIntyre to learn new skills.
To support Aiden, you can visit his fundraising page.
For more about Move with MacIntyre and to sign up, visit here.
Join the team!
MacIntyre is currently hiring in Bedfordshire. Experience isn’t always required and free, full training is provided. To view their current vacancies, visit Macintyre Careers.