S Harrison’s team members who completed the Kirkymoorside 10k run (left to right) Ann Scott, Richard Smith, Gavin Jones, Anne Stamp from The Snappy Trust, Steve McManaman and Gavin Douglas.

Development Company Raises Thousands For Local Charity

A development company has raised over £2,000 for a York-based charity that supports children and young people.

Ann Scott, Gavin Douglas, Gavin Jones, Richard Smith and Steve McManaman, from York based S Harrison, completed the Kirkbymoorside 10K run to raise the money, which will be used by The Snappy Trust to purchase an adult changing table.

S Harrison first partnered with The Snappy Trust (formerly known as Snappy) in 2015, and has previously donated time, equipment and money to the charity which provides social and recreational opportunities for almost 300 children and young people, aged between five and 25, who have special needs and live in the York area.

One of the many programmes it offers is the Senior Snappy Club, which is for 15 to 25 year olds, who take part in social nights, activities and workshops that focus on developing life skills, confidence and independence.

The team of five were sponsored by clients, contractors, friends and family. Almost 450 people took part in the Kirkbymoorside 10K which undulates around the North Yorkshire countryside taking in the local villages of Gillamoor and Fadmoor before returning to the town centre of Kirkbymoorside.

Gavin Douglas said: “It was perfect running conditions on the day – cool and dry with not much wind. Although Gavin Jones runs regularly and Steve has done marathons in the past, the rest of us really had to train for this event. It was pretty challenging at times due to the hills but we were encouraged by plenty of people cheering us on and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Ann Scott, managing director at S Harrison, said: “We are very proud of our relationship with The Snappy Trust. Some of the children have designed our Christmas advent calendars and we’ve supported The Snappy Trust by funding things like bowling parties, a new wheelchair accessible musical sensory garden and new bikes and scooters in the past. The charity needed an adult changing table for its Snappy Senior Club and we are very grateful to all of our generous sponsors who have enabled us to pay for it.”

Anne Stamp, Service Manager at The Snappy Trust, said: “S Harrison have consistently committed to our organisation helping us to purchase many of the things that make our charity such a safe yet exciting place to be. We have been able to expand our programmes to include a variety of activities and events that aim to empower the children and young people giving them the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, have fun and make friends as a result of the support we have received from S Harrison. We make sure that everyone that comes to The Snappy Trust, feels safe, valued and happy and also focus on raising awareness about the importance of inclusion, acceptance and empowerment in disability – something we all very passionate about.”

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