Emily Svatos, aged 11 walked 8k for the Jingle Jog whilst pushing her brother Sam, aged 9 in his wheelchair on Sunday 7th December in Moors Valley Country Park to raise money for the Diverse Abilities Plus charity.
The Jingle Jog run began at 10.30am with the Svatos family walking the 8k in the cold and muddy conditions. Emily’s just giving page showed how much this charity means to her when she urged for sponsors for the cause close to her heart.
“We’re going to walk 8k around Moors Valley for Diverse Abilities Plus because we think they’re fantastic!”
It all was worthwhile when the family raised over £300 for the charity and collectively with all the other participants an estimate of £2000.
Sharon Wells, Events Fundraiser.
“All monies raised from everything we do in fundraising goes to supporting our children and adults with disabilities. The day has gone really well and everyone has enjoyed it, luckily we only had a 10 minute burst of rain just as they were going off on the walk, unfortunately for us the rest of the rain came as we were setting up at 8.30!”
Sam, who has severe learning and physical disabilities favourite place is Smithers where he gets the care and help he needs whilst Emily and family take a break. The 14 participants all run in order to ensure those who benefit from Diverse Abilities Plus can continue to do so.
Bev Svatos, Mum of Emily and Sam
“Sam really enjoyed going round Moors Valley as the ground was very bumpy, and he enjoys the sensory feelings he gets from it. The faster the better!”
The pair finished the Jingle Jog in two and a half hours and are continuing to collect donations for the great work of Diverse Abilities Plus. You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/B-Svatos/
Check out the interview with Sam and Emily’s Mum Bev here.
Find out where your donations from the Jingle Jog go.