Parallel London is the world’s first fully inclusive mass participation sporting event. It is an opportunity for everybody, disabled or not, to come together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in a national celebration of inclusion and diversity.
When I heard that Parallel London was back, I just had to apply, but this time I thought why not raise money for charity. It will not just be a benefit to me, but the organisation as well.
I have chosen AoD because I have a personal connection having volunteered and worked for the charity in the past. Through AoD I gained a lot of valuable skills and experience, which helped me to develop as a person. As well as a personal connection, raising awareness of the work is just as important because they make a difference to people’s lives, and I want to be able to do that through Parallel London and help raise as much money as possible.
There are five different push/run challenges for all ages and abilities. Participants can choose their distance – up to 10k – and set their own goal using any mobility aid of their choice, so it is a great opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone.
But it is also about more than just that. Most importantly, I love what the event stands for – it is about breaking down barriers and showing people that disability shouldn’t hold you back. This time I will be participating in the 10k challenge again on a tricycle, but my aim is to break my previous time of 1:02:10. I am delighted to be supporting AoD and cannot wait to compete in the event.
If you would like to sponsor me please see link below:
Zubee Kibria – AoD Employer Engagement Officer
AoD still have 15 spaces available, for more details please contact on 020 7385 2098 / Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org