Kitty takes on a triathlon for BFTF+
21-year-old Kitty Holmes will tackle a triathlon in September to raise funds for Building for the Future Plus.
On 7th September the film maker and photographer will attempt to swim, cycle and walk routes in Braywick Leisure Centre and around Braywick Park, Maidenhead, in a bid to raise over £2,000 for our charity.
Kitty has cerebral palsy and will be rising to this physical challenge, pushing herself to her limits, accompanied by dad Jasper as her guide.
Building for the Future Plus (BFTF+) runs a number of initiatives that supports disabled young people in the post-school and college years. Services and support systems on offer help to bridge the employment and social gap that many often experience aged 18+. The transition into adult life isn't as straightforward for our young people as it is for non-disabled people and we want to redress that imbalance. BFTF+ helps disabled young people with their career ambitions, and supports their physical and mental health with a series of sporting, educational and social activities.
Kitty is looking forward to using the BFTF+ services when she graduates from college this summer and wants to give ahead of time to the charity that will support her.
She said: "I am going to really push myself by doing a triathlon of my best distances. It might not seem a lot to some people but for me this will be a real challenge.
"BFTF+ is a great charity that helps young disabled people take part in meaningful activities and build networks for their work, creative and social lives. They are going to rent a space this year to run workshops and events to bring young people like me together to socialise, learn and grow. This is so much needed in our area and I can’t wait!"
You can show your support for Kitty and Building for the Future Plus by sponsoring her at: