We did it!

On Sunday 22nd March no fewer than 20 of us took part in this year’s Reading Half Marathon to raise money for Swings & Smiles so that we can continue to support families with special needs children.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the atmosphere was fantastic. Our fastest runner, Jamie Tardi, finished in 1 hour and 37 minutes which is no mean feat. We are all so pleased to have finished the event despite our sore legs and even a bit of sunburn! Thank you to everyone who took part to raise money for us and to everyone who so generously sponsored us – we wouldn’t be where we are today without your fantastic support.

Cath takes on the London Marathon

Cath is a busy mum of two who runs socially for fun and to keep fit. Three years ago she was talked into training for a marathon. It was hard and she felt every single mile and vowed never to run another marathon again.

It turns out that time is a great healer and now she is training and putting in the miles for her third.

Cath has been fortunate enough to have a place in the London Marathon on 26th April so with the support of her family and friends the count down is on and the mileage is going up.

Not only that but Cath has very kindly decided to support Swings & Smiles

If you would like to sponsor Cath the link to her just giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/Catherine-Cox6

Goodbye and Thank You

Mike Reynolds Retires

We are very sad to announce that one of our longest standing Trustees, Mike Reynolds CBE, has retired from being a Trustee. Mike has been with us from the start and helped us with our set up in 2007. Since then he has provided invaluable support  and advice along the way and we wouldn’t have got to where we are today without his unwavering support.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Mike and to say that he will be sorely missed. We wish him all the best and know that we will see him at forthcoming Swings & Smiles events.