Alissa prepares for 10K challenge

Alissa running

Alissa in training!

This year, the London 10K is celebrating its 15th anniversary and for this very special year, we have a very special person to run the race for us!

Alissa Elsaesser, who was born with Down’s Syndrome has never let anything hold her back and is determined to rise to the challenge and make it around entire route.

Alissa is currently in her last year of college where she enjoys many hobbies including singing, cooking and even skiing! As well as having a hectic social life, Alissa also volunteers at Cerebra during the holidays, helping with our two raffles that take place every year.

Running 10k will be a huge challenge for Alissa but she will have the support of her father Alex Elsaesser who will be running the race for the fourth time for Cerebra this year.

“This will be a big challenge for her. She is trying to raise £1,000 for Cerebra and if you are able to sponsor her, it would be a great encouragement for her to keep training,” Alex said.

Alissa has been training hard for the race which takes place in less than a month on 12th July and is confident that she will be able to make it around the gruelling course with moral support from family and friends.

Alissa is very close to her target of £1,000 and is now hoping to far exceed that. We are currently in the middle of a telephone campaign in order to raise money towards her final target and so far our fundraisers have had an incredible £9,698 donated to them from generous members of the public. You can show your support by calling 01267 244221 to make a donation or you can donate through Alissa’s Just Giving page:  Please give generously to help spur this very special lady on!