Ailith Harley-Roberts is a founding member and service manager of Leeds based charity Sunshine and Smiles.
On 17th July she will be swimming 3.9km, cycling 180km and finishing with a 42.2km run - all within 17 hours - to complete a home-made Iron distance triathlon in Yorkshire. Others will be joining her for parts of the event, both to challenge themselves and support Ailith in her epic mission. The whole event will be with the aim of raising essential funds for Sunshine and Smiles to create ‘The Sunshine Hub’.
The Sunshine Hub
We have the exciting opportunity to take over the lead tenancy of the community hall we have used for the last 8 years, to invest in the building and its future.
We’ve been tenants at the hall since 2013 and we think it is a wonderful space with so much potential but it definitely needs some TLC!
During the coronavirus pandemic we have been able to run many of our activities virtually, but we are aware of the real need in our community for a safe, accessible & supportive physical space to meet and run our activities.
Our aim is to create a vibrant and welcoming community hub which will be home for Sunshine & Smiles, and also to offer work opportunities for people with Down syndrome. The refurbished community hall would create a home for Sunshine & Smiles where our families can come together for regular groups and activities, but also be an amazing local venue for the wider community to enjoy and use.
The Tri 21 Iron Challenge is just the beginning and we need to raise £100,000 to realise our dream!
Please help us by donating today!
You can read more about why everyone who is taking part is getting involved in this epic event by following this link to our website.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your donations Sue, Hilary & Jon!! xxx
Well done Maddy n Kerry ❤️❤️
Hi everyone, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the Tri 21 Iron fundraising page! Due to self-isolation we've had to postpone the event to 24th July! But it is definitely happening!
A support network for children and young people who have Down Syndrome and their families in Leeds.
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About Tri 21 Iron Challenge for Sunshine & Smiles
An Ironman distance triathlon around Yorkshire .... 3.9km swim, 180km ride & a 42.2km run ... all within 17 hours!
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