Kenmore wheelchair marathon challenge

WHEELIE CLEVER The young people who will be doing a wheelchair push for Kenmore.
WHEELIE CLEVER The young people who will be doing a wheelchair push for Kenmore.

Teenagers will be doing laps of Spen’s athletics track this week – in wheelchairs.

The group, who are all members of Team# – part of the National Citizenship Service young persons’ community project – will be spending their Bank Holiday Monday pushing themselves around the Littletown track to raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Kenmore Home in Cleckheaton.

Taliah Lamont is one of those who will be taking part and said: “We want to do projects that benefit the local community and we heard that Kenmore was raising money to provide a salon for its residents, so we decided to help.

“About a dozen of us are taking part and we will be doing 100 laps of the track which is around 26 miles.

“We’ll be starting around lunchtime and hopefully it will take us around three to four hours.”

The group have already been in training for their marathon challenge, working on strengthening their arm muscles.

On Monday they visited the home in Whitcliffe Road to meet the residents, and on Wednesday they went round Cleckheaton with buckets to collect donations.

The group is from all over Kirklees.