Hollybank Trust residents hope for sweet success in race challenge
CARERS, residents and parents from a Kirklees charity hope to have sweet success at tomorrow’s Manchester 10k run.
Three carers from the Hollybank Trust will be pushing disabled residents from Rowan Court – one of their community homes – in the race, alongside another resident and his father.
Team Haribo aim to cross the finish line within 90 minutes. The group chose their team name after the amount of sweets both residents and carers on the ground floor of Rowan Court eat.
Social worker Collette Wears will be pushing Louis Kendrick; social care officer Lauren Senior will be pushing Suzie Hall; social care worker Andy Powell is pushing Johnny Hamilton and David Davenport will be pushing his son Mike.
It is the first time Collette and Lauren have pushed wheelchairs in races.
Lauren said: “We are reasonably fit so we haven’t really been doing any specific training but if it’s decent weather, we should be fine.
“We are looking forward to it and the residents are particularly excited.
“Andy is keen for everybody to finish within 90 minutes so we are going to try hard to achieve that.
“More importantly, we are 92% towards our target of £800 which we are raising for Hollybank Trust.
“Thanks to everyone who has given so far.”
To support the runners go to www.justgiving.com/TeamHaribo10km or pop into Rowan Court, next door to Holme Valley Memorial Hospital to fill in a sponsorship form.