It was blowing a gale on the morning of Saturday 27 April, but that did not deter the Healthy Living Centre team. Joining the Aylesbury Park Run, a group of us ran or walked the 5k route.

Whilst we do like to actively promote healthy living, we were inspired to take part in this group activity to fundraise for a delightful girl, who attends the Big Bear Nursery.

Kaysey is a sociable, determined and bright 3 year-old, who brings a smile to nursery every day. She has strong opinions and a love of imaginative play. She is keen to join in with songs, colouring, story time and music. Casey is also wheelchair bound as a result of a rare condition known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

In order to live life to the full, Kaysey needs specific equipment, including a specialist wheelchair that will give her greater independence. Our team took on the 5k challenge in order to fundraise and offer this little girl a better quality of life. We are delighted that our efforts have raised over £2300, but there is still time to donate.

We’d like to thank everyone who took on the fundraising challenge, as well as the people who generously donated to support Kaysey. It was a fantastic team effort, which will make a big difference to  her family.