150 Integra CEE and Clece employees run in support of children with disabilities
- At the annual Run for Disability, staying true to their commitment, they helped celebrate the fifth event in the series, which took place yesterday in the Municipality of Getafe
- Integra CEE employees participated both as runners and as volunteers contributing to logistics organization and development for this sporting and solidarity event organized by the DEDINES Association in collaboration with Getafe Town Hall.
Clece and its Special Employment Centre were present at the event again this year, supporting the “Run for Disability V”, which is a social, sporting and solidarity event celebrating its fifth anniversary. Organized by DEDINES (Getafe’s Association for the Defence of Disabled Children with Special Needs), and in collaboration with Getafe Town Hall, the aim of this initiative is to promote and defend the rights of girls and boys with functional differences.
A total of around 150 runners at the event were Integra CEE and Clece professionals and family members, who donned their trainers and formed part of the 2,800 plus runners who participated this year in one of the three available races: the 500 metres for girls, boys and elderly participants, and two races for adults of 5 km and 10 km respectively. The start was marked by an impressive release of 1,500 balloons in Juan de Borbón Avenue, with the finish point at the Juan de la Cierva sports centre.
In addition to participating through its runners, Integra CEE, the Special Employment Centre which promotes inclusion of people with functional differences within the employment market, was also involved as race sponsor, providing rucksacks for the participants. Also worth highlighting is the involvement of a large number of Integra CEE employees who volunteered as helpers for different logistical activities at the event, such as assembling the rucksacks, their transport and distribution amongst participants, and the delivery of drinks at refreshment points along the run. The whole aim was to contribute to the success of a sports day for all the family, and to demonstrate solidarity.
In addition to those Clece employees who joined in the event, elderly residents from the El Berrueco care home were special participants on the day. The centre, which is managed by Clece and located in the Madrid area of the same name, specialises in the care of dependent persons suffering from behavioural issues or Alzheimer’s.
Worth highlighting along with the event’s social purpose are the sporting results achieved by some of the runners from both companies. Wearing his Integra CEE number and as a guest at the event, Gustavo Molina, the World PT1 Duathlon Champion, also won the Hand Bike test, achieving a time of 17 minutes over 5 km. There were also two Integra CEE and Clece runners who achieved podium places in the 10 km race: Eduardo Meca and Mathew Hibbert, second and third respectively.