Chitra – My Fundraising Story

Chitra is supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport by taking part in the 2019 Rushcliffe 10k on March 3rd 2019 in the beautiful surroundings of Rushcliffe Country Park. Cerebral Palsy Sport is the benefitting charity for the event.

This will be the first time Chitra has taken on a challenge of this time and we are honoured that she has chosen Cerebral Palsy Sport to support. She took time out from her busy life and training to explain why taking pat means so much to her.

Why did you want to take on the Rushcliffe 10k/5k challenge?

“Rushcliffe is a beautiful park and this challenge will be my first 10k run at this park. Running in the Rushcliffe 10k this year will be an emotional and personal experience for me.”

Why did you choose to run for Cerebral Palsy Sport?

“I want to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Sport because of a very special little boy. He has Cerebral Palsy and additional complex needs, but this has never stopped him from participating in his favourite sports, especially swimming and football.”

What training are you undertaking for the challenge?

“Every day, I train for 30 minutes on the cross-trainer at home and/or I run for 30 minutes at Stockhill park.”

Chitra

Chitra wanted to support Cerebral Palsy Sport because a very special little boy and she explained that “he enjoys playing sport. He participates in the following sports:

  • Swimming
  • Frame football (walking frame)
  • Cycling (therapy tricycle)
  • Ice skating (wheelchair)

Cerebral Palsy Sport has helped him reach his sporting potential. He has become healthier, stronger, and he has fun being active. He plays, participates and enjoys sport.” In particular taking part is the Rushcliffe 10k means alot to Chitra and she spoke of what she hopes to achieve by taking on the Rushcliffe 10k:

“March is important and exciting for people with Cerebral Palsy because it is Cerebral Palsy awareness month. By taking on the Rushcliffe 10k, I am hoping to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Palsy Sport. This is a good opportunity for me to educate, volunteer, and get to know others with Cerebral Palsy.” She also wants to share her message to other people with cerebral palsy that “people with Cerebral Palsy can achieve the achievements able bodied people can achieve. Cerebral Palsy Sport helps people with Cerebral Palsy become healthier and stronger, and have fun being active.”

If you would like to support Chitra’s fundraising, please visit click here

If you would like to join Citra as part of Team CP Sport, please click here or email fundraising@cpsport.org

Thank you for supporting us Chitra and good luck!