Participating in the local Daily Dispatch fun run as a child was where my love for running first took root. Little did I know then that running would become such a significant part of my life, bringing me both health and joy. But as I grew older, I realized that my passion for running could be used for the betterment of others as well.

In 2017, I had the opportunity to join forces with the Daily Dispatch, as they organized their annual fun run. Current Consulting co-sponsored and arranged a special event called #WeCanRun, which was held in conjunction with the Daily Dispatch fun run day. The aim of this event was to invite individuals with physical disabilities to join us for a day of inclusivity and empowerment.

I was overwhelmed by the response we received. My incredible running friends and family came forward to lend their support, pushing wheelchairs and offering assistance to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the amazing day on the esplanade. It was a heartwarming experience to witness the smiles on the faces of those who, despite their physical challenges, were able to participate and feel a sense of accomplishment, which saw the event becoming an annual highlight.

This experience ignited a deep sense of pride within me, so I was immensely honored when I was appointed as a Brand Ambassador for the Spar Daily Dispatch Fun Run this year. This role allows me to further promote my love for running and advocate for the benefits of being outdoors and spending quality time with loved ones.

I am eager to invite the East London community to join us on Sunday for an incredible day of connection and enjoyment. The fun run provides an opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking views and beauty of our beachfront which is cleaned and ready to welcome us.  Participants will also be making a meaningful contribution to this year’s chosen recipient, Rehab—an organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities.

By participating in the Spar Daily Dispatch Fun Run, we can make a difference in the lives of others. The event not only promotes physical fitness and wellness but also fosters a sense of community and inclusivity. It is a chance for us to come together and show support for those who may face additional challenges in their lives.

I believe that by sharing my passion for running and encouraging others to embrace an active lifestyle, we can create a positive impact in our community. Running has brought me so much fulfillment and friendships, and I hope to inspire others to discover their own love for this empowering activity.

So, I urge you to join us on Sunday for an unforgettable day of camaraderie, celebration, and giving back. Let us come together as a community, enjoy the beauty of our city, and make a difference in the lives of those who need our support. Lace up your running shoes, gather your loved ones, and let’s make this year’s Spar Daily Dispatch Fun Run a resounding success!