Dom: “Why I’m running the Cambridge Half Marathon”

Introducing our incredible team of Cambridge Half Marathon runners! One of the people supporting Rowan at this event is Dom, whose brother Francis is a student artist at Rowan.

“Rowan is a charity which is close to my heart. Those who know me will be aware that my brother, Francis, has been a student at Rowan for a number of years. While at Rowan, Francis has been able to express his artistic skills in a range of ways. He enjoys all of the classes which he attends, especially woodwork and ceramics where he constantly blows me away with his incredible talent!

Whilst growing up with Cerebral Palsy, Francis received a lot of support from his school and different agencies, however when he became an adult this support was much more limited. Rowan has helped to fill this gap for him, and helps provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults of all ages. Students at Rowan are encouraged to be as creative as they can and are able to learn lots of new skills. The workshops are not only lots of fun but also a great way to build confidence and have social interaction!

During lockdown, Francis always spoke to me about how amazing the team at Rowan were at keeping everybody connected and morale as high as possible. The team constantly went above and beyond to keep the Rowan family smiling. I asked my brother to sum up Rowan in one word and he said ‘community’.

I would appreciate any donations to support this brilliant charity!”

You can support Dom by donating to his fundraising page here.


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