Run With Rich! Supporting Our New Patron

Richard Whitehead MBE, Ann Craft Trust Patron

Richard Whitehead MBE is a newly-appointed patron of The Ann Craft Trust. We kickstarted our relationship with him by supporting Run With Rich 2023—his annual foundation event on Sunday 18 June in Nottingham.

Richard is a double gold medal Paralympian from Nottingham. Through his foundation and sport, he inspires and helps people with disabilities to realise their potential. He has run several marathons and raised substantial amount of money for charity.

He established the Richard Whitehead Foundation to offer life-changing support and mentoring to disabled people. This year, our safeguarding adults team will be working with the foundation to embed safeguarding adults into their organisation. Richard is as passionate about safeguarding as we are, and will help us to work towards creating a world where everyone is safe from harm and abuse.

The Ann Craft Trust is excited to start this partnership, both with Richard as a patron of the charity and to be working with the Richard Whitehead Foundation.

Safeguarding adults is a wide-ranging area of work but should always begin with prevention. The work that Richard and his foundation does to promote access, inclusivity, wellbeing and empowerment aligns with this, and gives us a number of mutual opportunities to support each other through this exciting partnership.

Stuart Sale, CEO, Ann Craft Trust

Run With Rich is a 5Km run which is a friendly and inclusive event that caters for everyone – from experienced runners to complete beginners; people with a disability and those without.

Our team were enthusiastic participants in the event, as you’ll see in the photos below!

Learn More About The Richard Whitehead Foundation