Support #TeamDyspraxia at Parallel London this Sunday!

We are proud that so many people are taking part, spreading dyspraxia awareness, this Sunday in Parallel London. If you haven’t heard Parallel London is the first fully-inclusive mass participation event, taking place around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, with a variety of distances in the accessible fun run, 10km, 5km, 1km and 100m with an sensory 1km too!


Nearly there – we have our running shoes on ready!  The Hitchin Team have been truly inspired by our wonderful friends and supporters and have decided to get out from behind our desks and put our feet firmly on the ground to run for #dyspraxia on 3 September in Parallel London!  We know only too well the difference our helpline makes to the people who call every so we are determined to help keep our services going. The helpline was originally funded by The Big Lottery but has been reduced in hours and moved into our main office in Hitchin with only space for one helpline volunteer to lend a listening ear. The most important thing is that it still exists!

Parallel London is a fully accessible fun run and free family festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday, 3 September 2017.  There’s a 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and the Super Sensory 1km.  All ages and abilities. No cut off times. Everybody running side by side.

CEO, Eleanor Howes says “This is my first ever run and I am very proud to say that Jo and Alex are joining me along with my husband Tony and Alex’s daughter Kate. Please support our efforts.”

Fellow supporters and friends will be joining us including youth members Natalie Williams and Claire Bradfield along with:

Youth member and blogger Rosie, her boyfriend and trustee Matt and Rosie’s mum, Eileen are challenging themselves to the full 10k distance. Rosie has written a blog about her personal experiences and why she is walking for anxiety and dyspraxia, you can read her blog here. Both Rosie & Matt have been featured on the Parallel website too! Please read their JustGiving page and feel free to donate:

Lin Sefton and Phoebe Baron, youth group member who has dyspraxia

Christine Draper and 13 yr old son Luke who has dyspraxia

Together we make up Team Dyspraxia!   Please show your support by donating to anyone of our team – all the money goes directly to the Dyspraxia Foundation!

As well as Parallel London we thank the following runners who are taking part in events in the near future!

Also running in the Asda Foundation Leicester 10K on the 3rd September is our friend Simon Whelband who recently took part in the British 10K Road Race on our behalf.

Simon Whelband


Roo Butterill (Great North Run, 10th September 2017) –

Leona Skene (Edinburgh Kiltwalk, 17th September 2017) –

Nigel Girling (Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, 8th October 2017) –