Two determined fundraisers who took on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon & 10k event have between them raised more than £1,500 in support our work with autistic young people with complex needs. 

James Gordon and Evie Merry both ran the Queen Elizabeth Park Half Marathon on Sunday, 3rd March to raise money in aid of our Performing Arts Centre fundraising appeal. 

Inspired by our mission after visiting our site during a company volunteering day in November, James and Evie, who are both employees at Karcher UK, decided to raise funds for Prior's Court. As part of their volunteering, they contributed to deep cleaning one of our residential homes, aiding in its preparation for reopening, thus expanding our capacity to support more young people and provide them with an environment built for them to thrive.

This will allow us to support additional young people and provide them with an environment in which they can thrive. 

Despite pre-event jitters, both James and Evie successfully completed their respective challenges—James tackled the half-marathon while Evie conquered the 10k course.

Afterwards, James said: "Sore legs today but a great day and happy that we have both raised some money for a great organisation." 

Our bespoke Performing Arts Centre will feature adapted facilities to support the young people at Prior’s Court to access opportunities in music, dance and drama and the life-enriching benefits these provide. 

Find out more about the Performing Arts Centre appeal