On the 4th of October 2015, 15 staff members from the Glasgow University Centre for Excellence in Developmental disabilities (UCEDD) completed the Great Scottish Run 10k in Glasgow. We decided to make the run more fun by dressing up as Wizard of Oz characters and called ourselves the Yellow Brick Road Runners. We were raising money for Campsie View School which is a school for young people with complex difficulties. The pupils are aged 2-19 and have a range of additional support needs, which means that each pupil requires an elaborated curriculum and school environment that can meet their individual needs.
Our target fundraising amount was £1000 and fantastically we raised £1875! We were also featured in The Herald (on the front page!) and Evening Times newspapers which helped to raise awareness of our fundraising efforts. The run was a great success and everyone taking part enjoyed it, especially once we finally reached the finish line! Below you can see the published newspaper pictures.
For our next fundraising event we are going to do a sponsored cycle in aid of PAMIS. PAMIS provide support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), their family and carers and interested professionals. We are still in the process of organising the event but hope that it will prove as successful as the Great Scottish Run 10k!