A young man from Stockport with complex autism is aiming to raise £10,000 for Seashell Trust where he is a pupil of Royal School Manchester.
James Farley, 18, from Bramhall, who has been at the charitable special school in Cheadle Hulme since 2016 and a full-time resident since 2017, is running in this weekend’s Great Manchester Run 10km supported by friends and family.
“He is a very active young man with complex needs who loves to walk miles,” says father Andrew.
“He has a cheeky captivating smile and loves to run rings around everyone. Thanks the suggestion of his key worker at Seashell, we decided to enter James for the 2018 Manchester 10k.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor James can do so via https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesFarley1.
“Everyone at Seashell is rooting for James as his prepares for this major funding drive,” said Dominic Tinner, the charity’s Head of Fundraising.
“Running 10km is a major achievement for anyone, but for a boy who can at times find the world a very challenging place, this a particularly ambitious undertaking.”
The Great Manchester Run 10k and half-marathon take place on the streets of the city on Sunday, May 20.