David goes on the run to help trust

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MAN with autism ran the Manch­ester 10k to raise money for the char­ity which helps him.

David Win­der, who has austism and at­tends the Rossendale Trust in Sut­ton, has been run­ning all his life. A symp­tom of his autism means he has lots of pent up en­ergy so con­stantly mov­ing makes him feel bet­ter. David does not com­mu­ni­cate ver­bally and has lim­ited use of signs and sym­bols but ex­presses him­self through ex­er­cise.

So he de­cided to run the Manch­ester 10k to raise money for the trust.

David ran arm in arm with Ja­son Blythe, man­ager of Rossendale’s Oak­wood Day Ser­vice, speed­ing along faster than any of his runs in train­ing, and was boosted by peo­ple lin­ing the street shout­ing his name. He ran the en­tire race only stop­ping for wa­ter and fin­ished in 1hr 7mins.

Ja­son Blythe said: “It was fan­tas­tic to see that autism is not a bar­rier and ev­ery­one at the Rossendale Trust can get in­volved in pres­ti­gious events such as this, it re­ally was an amaz­ing day. I was very proud to sup­port David and be part of his great day.”

Spon­sor him by tex­ting DAVID to 70500 to give £5. Go to the Ex­press web­site for a video of his run.

David Win­der ran Manch­ester 10k for Rossendale Trust, with Ja­son Blythe

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