Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Sponsor Paul & Jo Lake’s 10k Charity Run for Jump Space!
If you haven’t already, be sure to sponsor ex-City defender Paul Lake and his wife Jo’s Great Manchester 10k run for an amazing local charity called Jump Space.
Paul and Jo’s wonderful son Ed has an Autistic Spectrum Condition and, for the last five years, has benefited immensely from the charity’s specialist facilities and dedicated staff. Paul became Jump Space’s patron in 2010 and Jo helps them out with fundraising, they both do all that they can to raise awareness about this magical place.
They would be thrilled, therefore, if you would consider sponsoring them for this year’s Great Manchester 10k. They’ll both be power-walking their way through the course and it will be Paul’s first challenge with his brand new bionic right knee!
How To Sponsor
If you would like to sponsor Paul and Jo’s Great Manchester 10k Run, you can do so by donating via their Just Giving page here.
About Jump Space
Jump Space is a unique, Stockport-based recreation centre that provides Trampolining, Rebound Therapy and Active/Sensory play to children and young people with disabilities and impairments. The charity caters for groups and individuals across the whole spectrum of disability, from autism to ADHD, from cerebral palsy to cystic fibrosis, from visual to aural impairments, and from Down’s Syndrome to Asperger’s Syndrome. Its classes and sessions are run by qualified, CRB-checked coaches and take place during the day, in the evenings and at weekends.
Jump Space’s specially-adapted centre comprises four professional-standard trampolines, including one for Rebound Therapy (an intensive 1:1 technique for people with moderate-to-severe disabilities which comprises the therapeutic use of trampolines to encourage movement, exercise and recreation). It also houses a fully-accessible play/recreation area, an adapted swing, a jumbo slide, a ball pool and a sensory room. Jump Space’s HQ provides a safe, fun, understanding and non-judgmental environment for disabled children and young people, many of whom, due to their impairments, are prevented from accessing other forms of sport and activity.
Jump Space also welcomes siblings and parents/carers, and acts as a welcome social hub for hundreds of families across the region, many of whom lead very challenging lives and are prone to social isolation.