Aunt with Down’s syndrome inspires marathon fundraising for Surrey care home

16 February 2016

Florence and her auntDisabled residents at Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Bells Piece care home in Farnham, Surrey stand to benefit following an inspiring act of charity from the niece of a woman with Down’s syndrome.

Florence Elliott is looking to raise £1,800 in fundraising for her local care home, which supports people with a range of disabilities.

‘My aunt has Down's syndrome, which is why I wanted to run for a disabilities charity,’ said Florence.

‘My local Leonard Cheshire home, Bells Piece, does great work in our community.

‘I hope the money can give the residents extra opportunities that would not be possible without extra funding.’

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.

Every year, they support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

The 21-year-old, who is currently studying history at Manchester University, will be among 38,000 runners taking on the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April. 

You can support Florence via her JustGiving page.

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