Jenx take on Sheffield 10k raising almost £200 for Paces

12th October 2021

Representing Jenx, one of the UK’s leading postural support specialists, two employees have raised almost £200 for a local charity by running in their home city’s 10K.

Leading Operative Steve Blake from Jenx and Maddy Palmer, from their UK distribution division, Jiraffe, have raised £165 for Paces by taking on the Run for All Sheffield 10K, on Sunday 26th September, around Sheffield City Centre.

Maddy Palmer, National Commissioning Manager at Jenx, said: “I decided I wanted to run the Sheffield 10K back in 2018, but as I was five months pregnant in 2019 and the 2020 race was cancelled, it feels like it’s been quite a journey!

“I loved every minute of the race and have to admit to shedding a few tears on the finish line. I am so grateful to everyone who supported me.”

The money raised via JustGiving will be donated to Paces - a specialist centre, charity and school for individuals and families living with cerebral palsy and motor disorders based in High Green, Sheffield.

Paces was chosen by Jenx and Jiraffe as their Charity of the Year for 2021. As part of the partnership, the three organisations work together to arrange events and fundraisers that support Paces’ transition into their new home at Thorncliffe Hall which will allow them to support three times as many families.

Holly Jenkins, Director of Jiraffe, said: “I’d like say an enormous thank you to both Steve and Maddy for taking part in the Sheffield 10K and for helping to raise money for such an important charity in Paces.

“Paces is an incredible organisation doing vital work that’s helping children living with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders to achieve their personal goals and aspirations. It means a lot to be able to support them in doing this.”

David Hall, Paces’ Corporate Fundraising Manager, added: “Our partnership with Jenx and Jiraffe, seeing their staff supporting us through several fundraising activities, means so much to us at Paces.

“The money they have raised will go towards the life changing work that goes on here at Paces and will ensure our children and adults can continue to receive first class support. We’re really grateful for Steve and Maddy for getting involved.”

Jenx Ltd - whose headquarters are based in Hillsborough, Sheffield - is a family run company founded back in 1982 by a pediatric physiotherapist and a product designer with the aim of enriching lives and changing perceptions about disability.

Ever since, it has been researching, designing, and manufacturing ground-breaking developmental postural equipment to support children with specific postural needs.

To learn more about Jenx visit: https://jenx.com/.

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