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10-year-old raising money for Together 21 completes fun run

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

10-year-old local lad, Bobby Stevens who has Down syndrome, conquered the Darlington Family Fun Run on Sunday 6th August in support of Together 21 (T21).

Delivered by the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), T21 based in Newton Aycliffe provides a wide range of fun learning activities to help children and young people, aged 0 – 17 with Down syndrome to develop key skills. As a member of the group and as a cause close to Bobby’s heart, he was keen to help his fellow group goers.

Through Bobby’s incredible efforts £305 has already been raised, and with a target of £500 on his JustGiving page, he is well on track to sprint over the finish line. A feat that the T21 and PCP family are very proud of.

Joanne Walker, Development Worker/Group Leader for T21, said: “Everyone at T21 is so proud of his achievement and we are thrilled that he himself chose to support us in raising vital funds. Great work Bobby. You're definitely our superhero.”

Bobby’s dad, also called Bobby said: “He has always loved racing, especially racing me to the shops! I completed the Darlington 10k last year and I gave him my medal, but this year Bobby wanted one that he could win.

“Now he has his medal I couldn’t be any prouder, especially for raising the amount of money that he has so far too. T21 have been so supportive, what Bobby and all the kids get out of the project is amazing.”

If you would like to show your support for Bobby and Together 21 you can by visiting his JustGiving page by searching

To learn more about T21 and other PCP projects and services please visit

Connect with Together 21 on social media. Find them on Facebook and Twitter @together21_pcp.

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