Bedfordshire student runs 26 miles to support learning disabilities charity

He's doing it as part of Duke of Edinburgh Award

Monday, 8th March 2021, 3:38 pm

A student from Ampthill is running 26 miles this month in support of MacIntyre, a national charity which supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Aiden Penny, 13, will be raising the money as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award and has already got more than £250 for the charity's Move with MacIntyre campaign.

The Redborne Upper School pupil 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."

Aiden Penny

He added: "I would like to help this charity because I believe education is really important and should be for everyone."

Move with MacIntyre runs throughout 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.

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 buy outdoor equipment to help the people supported by MacIntyre to learn new skills.

To support Aiden, visit his fundraising page here