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Gary works with Mencap on a Thursday with the fundraising team at the Mencap Centre in Belfast, he helps sort out and count the money that people have donated, especially money raised in the Belfast City Marathon.

Gary says “You have to be very precise in my job and sometimes it takes a long time to count all the money as they are big totals. I hope we have a lot of money to count with the Belfast City Half Marathon.”

Gary has a learning disability and has been involved with Mencap since he was a child. When he was two years old he attended the old Mencap Nursery at Segal House in Belfast until he was four. When Gary finished school at 19, Mencap helped him to get a job in his local Co-op stacking shelves. Two years later Gary started volunteering and then eventually working at Mencap.

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Gary also helps out in the Mencap Children’s Centre, it brings back happy memories for him helping out with the children, singing, reading stories and helping out when they have visitors.

When Gary is not working, he likes to play on his computer and help his Mum, Dad, Brother and Sister around the house.  Gary loves science fiction and has seen all of the Star Wars movies and lots of superhero films.

Gary said “I really like working at Mencap and helping as many people with a learning disability as I can. I hope to be counting lots of money from the Belfast City Half Marathon, all the money you raise for Mencap helps kids and people with a learning disability.”

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Marathon Run

The Full 26.2 mile marathon challenge.

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Wheel Chair Marathon

The wheelchair race commences one minute before the main marathon event. The Marathon Organisers, working with DSNI and Disability Action have developed the route suitable for wheel chair users.

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Team Relay Challeng

This challenge is for teams of 2-5 people, running the same course as the Main Marathon Race.

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8 Mile Walk

For those who think the marathon is a bit of a stretch, but who want to put their fitness to the test, try out the marathon walk – you’ll never walk alone!

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Fun Run for Adults

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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Fun Run for Children

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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