Team Skippers conquer Leeds 10k

Ataxia UK receive very little funding from the Government and consequently rely on support from fundraising

'Team Skippers' completed the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k Corporate Challenge this Sunday, having raised more than £1,500 for Ataxia UK!

Everyone did extremely well to complete the race, especially as team members were faced with tough conditions for physical exertion on a hot and humid day in the centre of Leeds. Temperatures peaked at 27c, with little shade to be found on the route!

The 10km (6.2 mile) route saw participants running through the city centre, past the main train station and out towards Kirkstall, before returning back to the city and crossing the finishing line in front of the Town Hall on the Headrow.

The popular charity race has so far helped to raise many millions of pounds for both valuable local and national causes through the support of those who have ran the race.

Our charity: Ataxia UK

Our team ran the race behalf of Ataxia UK, a charity offering help and support for people suffering from Friedreich's and Cerebellar Ataxia.

Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination and speech. Around 10,000 adults in the UK have a type of ataxia and Ataxia UK is currently funding research to find out how many children have the condition.

Unfortunately there is no cure, however Ataxia UK is funding a wide range of research projects to try to find treatments that can help ataxia, and ultimately to find a cure.

You can still help our cause!

Ataxia UK is entirely funded by the money fundraisers generate so if you'd like to donate to this worthy charity, you still can.

Any amount will help and it all adds up... so please do donate!

Click HERE to visit the fundraising page and donate!