Thrill-seeking staff member
reaches new heights
/priorscourt @PriorsCourt @priors_court Prior's Court Foundation
Fearless Fundraising team complete
25km walking challenge
Father of young adult completes half marathon
A determined dad of a Prior's Court young adult put his best
foot forward in support of our Performing Arts Centre appeal.
Duff Borer, father of Fred who lives in one of our Young Adult Provision homes, ran
the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London in aid of our Performing Arts Centre
Duff said: "Prior's Court has been incredible in
understanding Fred's complex autism, addressing
his behaviours brought on by anxiety and basically
making him happy. That sentence does not do justice
to the immense amount of work, effort, patience and
knowledge by so many people in the 10-plus years Fred
has been there."
Duff smashed his fundraising target of £2,000 - raising
more than £3,000 including Gift Aid.
After months of encouraging
supporters to take on
challenges in aid of Prior's
Court, our Fundraising
team laced up their walking
boots and took on their own
Julia Wardill, our Trust and Foundations
Manager, Aimée Hoyle, Fundraising
Officer, and Natalie Norris, Fundraising
Manager, took on a nine-hour hiking
challenge on a self-navigated 25km
route through the Peak District.
The team raised more than £1,700
including Gift Aid in sponsorship for
their nine-hour walk, with the money
raised going to our Performing Arts
Centre fundraising appeal.
A daredevil Prior's Court staff
member has completed a
sponsored bungee jump in
aid of our Performing Arts
Thrill-seeking Joey Healy, an Autism
Practitioner in Fleming House,
completed a 160ft bungee jump over
the water at the Lloyds Amphitheatre
located in Bristol's Harbourside
Joey raised more than £500 including Gift
Aid in sponsorship.
Joey said: "I was inspired by the work of Dame
Stephanie Shirley, Prior's Court's Founding
Patron, and all she has done for the autism
space and accomplished in making Prior's
Court what it is today, giving our young
people a safe space to thrive.
"I was looking for other ways I could
personally make a difference to the young
people I support and so wanted to do a