Well the sunny weather has put on its shoes, limbered up and we hear making its way to us for 9am on Saturday. And very welcome too after conditions at the birthday event !
This week we will be delighted to introduce James Parker as our very first Sign Language Support volunteer. James (home run Hartlepool) regularly tours at other parkruns and has very kindly offered to sign both briefings for us.
So if you know of anyone with a hearing disability who might enjoy fresh air and seeing as many of us make the international sign for ‘Thank You’ please do invite them along !
As part of last year’s parkrun PROVE project (parkrun; Running or Volunteering for Everyone) volunteers were appointed as parkrun Champions to help make parkrun more welcoming and accessible for people with disabilities or long term health conditions.
One such Champion is Philippa Merricks, who shares her story of being a parkrunner who is Deaf and unveils the British Sign Language guide to parkrun:
Lots of information here - (copy and paste link) - http://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2017/03/30/all-the-right-signs/