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Run for charity in your own home

By Mark Andrews | Gobowen | News | Published:

A charity which helps youngsters who have difficulty moving is urging people to take up running for spring – without leaving their home.

Fundraising and marketing manager at The Movement Centre Curtis Langley with a Monty's medal

The Movement Centre, based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt orthopaedic hospital in Gobowen, near Oswestry, is urging people to take up 'virtual running' to help raise funds.

Throughout April, people are being challenged to run five kilometres (3.1 miles) at any location, at any pace, including running on the spot, on a treadmill in the home or outside on a road or path.

They are asked to record their run on an activity watch or mobile phone application, and send a screenshot of their feat to the charity.

In exchange for a £10 donation to the charity, they will be presented with 'Monty's medal', featuring the charity's mascot Monty the bear.

The charity provides specialist therapy for children with cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome and other conditions which inhibit their movement control.

This means they may be unable to lift their head, to sit without support or find it challenging to stand or take their first steps.

To take part, see the charity's Facebook page facebook.com/TMCOswestry

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews
@MAndrews_Star

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.

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