Ryan gets his running shoes on for Cedar
Thursday 19 January 2012
Ryan Simpson from the Ormeau Road area in South Belfast is the first person to sign up to take part in the Belfast City Marathon on Monday 7th May in aid of The Cedar Foundation.
31 year old Ryan is running the full 26.2 miles of the marathon for the first time and is endeavouring to raise sponsorship from family, friends and work colleagues to support Cedar’s work with children and adults with disabilities across Northern Ireland.
Ryan explains why he will be raising money for the disability charity, “I nominated Cedar as I have witnessed the benefit of the programmes they deliver through my role working for the Consumer Council. I work with a number of groups helping people with disabilities across Northern Ireland and I have seen how The Cedar Foundation makes a real difference to the lives of local people with disabilities and their families.”
He continued, “I’ve participated in the Belfast Marathon previously as part of a relay team on a number of occasions and thought that undertaking the full marathon would provide a new challenge and also an opportunity to raise money for a very worthy cause”.
If you’d like to give a donation to support Ryan you can visit his online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/ryan-simpson
Cedar is looking for people to get their running shoes on and take part in the full marathon, team relay, marathon walk and fun run on May 7th. To find out more contact Christine Tweedie on 028 9066 6188 or click here.