A LOCAL mum is lacing up her trainers as she prepares for a gruelling 10k run to raise money for a charity that supported her and her daughter through a tough time.
Tracey Horner and daughter Ebonnie, who has a learning disability, have attended Leeds Mencap’s Hawthorn Family Centre for the past two years.
Tracey will tackle the Leeds 10k on Sunday, July 20, along with her husband, sister and friends to raise much-needed money for Leeds Mencap, which runs the centre and provides help and support for people and families affected by learning disabilities.
Tracey said: “Hawthorn has been our haven for the past two years.
“The staff have been there for us, supported us and passed the tissues when things have not quite gone to plan.
“What a fantastic job Leeds Mencap does and the 10k run is our way of repaying some of the kindness.”
Fahad Khan, senior fundraising officer at Leeds Mencap, said: “Tracey has been a fantastic parent to have around at Leeds Mencap and for her and her husband Nick to take on the Leeds 10K and bring the whole family along on their amazing challenge is truly inspirational to all our staff and volunteers.
“We are thankful for their brilliant support and we all wish her and the whole family taking part the best of luck in the Leeds 10k.”
Leeds Mencap is a charity that works with over 300 families with learning disabilities in every week.
It provides a variety of services including youth clubs, dance projects, play schemes and the Hawthorn Family Support Centre, for families with young children with a learning disability.
Entries are still open for the Leeds 10k.
Visit www.runforall.comfor details.