Belfast Telegraph

'Move it for Mencap' at this years Belfast City Marathon

Northern Ireland charity Mencap are calling upon the public to get behind this year's Belfast City Marathon.

The learning disability organisation has teamed up with a number of well-known local faces as part of their 'Move It for Mencap' campaign.

The children and staff of Mencap's centre in Belfast have been sharing a video with the aim to inspire the public to get up and be active.

Familiar faces such as TV presenter Pamela Ballentine and Ireland and Ulster rugby star Tommy Bowe are supporting the cause.

Margaret Kelly, Director of Mencap NI said: "Since 2016, 3,500 members of the Northern Ireland public have pulled on their running shoes on May Day and got moving for Mencap across Belfast's city streets.

"The impact they've had on doing so, has been huge."

Ms Kelly added: "A fun, active and inclusive way of raising funds, the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is a hugely enjoyable event to be a part of.

"We would love this final year in our partnership to be the most successful yet and would encourage anyone, regardless of their age or ability, to get behind any of the events offered on the day - and get moving for Mencap."

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