Active Fusion Director and Duathlon Age Group double World Champion, Lindsy James, will be tackling the 6-hour indoor bike challenge to raise valuable funds for those with special educational needs and disabilities
Lindsy will be taking on the challenge at Doncaster Business Showcase on Thursday 2nd February in the hopes of raising crucial funds for the Unified Leaders Project, which strives to develop the essential life skills, employability and physical well-being of young people with SEND through physical activity.
The inclusive training programme helps young people aged 15 to 18 develop into sports leaders and positive role models for their peers both inside and outside of the classroom. Young Leaders strive to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enhance physical activity levels in order to better their own health and well-being and that of others.
The Unified Leaders training focuses on developing leadership and employability skills, including critical life skills such as communication and teamwork. Working with the specialist Active Fusion coaching and mentoring team they co-deliver activities to build their confidence and capabilities to lead independently.
Here’s what Lindsy had to say, “I have committed myself to cycle for 6 hours straight at the Doncaster Business Showcase because only 6% of young people with special educational needs and disabilities move into secured employment post education. I'm passionate about raising vital funds to support these young people to be given the pathway into employment that they deserve.”
Connor, who took part in the Unified Leaders programme was given the opportunity to volunteer with Active Fusion during half-term on their widely popular sports camps. It was an opportunity Conner did not want to pass up.
He said: “I’ve enjoyed working for Active Fusion over half-term and meeting some members of the team. I wanted to come and get some experience coaching, so I can go back to Coppice School and start delivering some coaching sessions to different classes there.”
The positive impact that the Unified Leaders Programme has had on young lives so far is truly incredible so there’s no wonder that Lindsy wants to continue supporting Active Fusion’s hard work.
The Doncaster Business Showcase will take place at Doncaster Racecourse on Thursday 2nd February 2023. You can find Lindsy and the Active Fusion team and stand number 46.
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