Jordan Brown Armstrong, who has cerebral palsy is on course to complete an incredible 50-mile challenge to support local charity, Helping Angels Charitable Association.

Helping Angels Charitable Association has challenged local people to move 50 miles in February for their “Move For Inclusion” campaign.

Fundraisers of all ages have signed up to raise funds which will help the charity to support vulnerable adults, children and families in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas.

Jordan Brown Armstrong, who receives support from the charity, has taken on the challenge to walk 50 miles within the month of February. Jordan, of Trentham was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at six months old and her family were advised, that at some point in her future, their daughter will be in a wheelchair. Currently, Jordan requires assistance from her carers and she sometimes requires the aid of a walker to assist with her stability and movement challenges.

But despite her mobility challenges, Jordan tries to keep herself active daily to build her leg strength. With support from her carers Jordan walks a mile in the morning and, then after a short rest, she takes on her second mile of the day in the afternoon to complete the challenge.

Jordan is taking on the challenge with sheer determination because she wants to help support other people with disabilities. Since starting the challenge at the beginning of the month, and up to 10 February, Jordan had raised more than £3,700.

Natasha Gratton, CEO of Helping Angels Charitable Association, said “I am so delighted
and proud that Jordan has chosen to take on this exceptional challenge to support us–
she really is a true inspiration and I wish her the best of luck for the remainder of the
challenge.

“We have known Jordan and her family a long time and it’s great to see how well she is doing.”

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Jack Edwards who is helping with the challenge

Natasha added: “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the support we have received from the local community. We have one young supporter, Jack Edwards, who is only nine years old, and he has so far raised £500 by taking part in the challenge.

“The charity, like a lot of others, has been hit hard by not being able to do our usual fundraising activities during the pandemic and we really appreciate everyone who has taken on the challenge and everyone who has donated to support us.”

Helping Angels have been providing additional services to support the community during the pandemic such as delivering shopping, collecting prescriptions and providing food parcels, hygiene packs and art therapy packs to those who are shielding or self-isolating.

The charity are also providing wellbeing phone calls, support groups, educational life skills classes and sensory facilities in line with covid-19 secure government guidance.

Digital skills training designed to help people stay safe and connected virtually is also being provided to help with the use of Facetime, WhatsApp and Zoom.

To support Jordan please visit her JustGiving fundraising page

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