slicedbread has a wonderful reputation for delivering cutting edge applications that use the latest technology to provide our clients with technical excellence.

This reputation however, does not stretch to our physical prowess (some of us anyway), but that hasn’t stopped seven of our brave employees from signing up for the Great Manchester Run on 28th May 2017 in aid of SpecialEffect.

slicedbread team taking part in the Manchester 10K

None of the volunteers are runners and the look of confusion when signing up for the run was something to behold. The discussions to guess their estimated finish times were long, the surprise that there are running clubs that you can belong to was great, but all are determined to finish the run.

Oliver Smith, who works in the marketing team commented,

“I really hate running, the actual running part, the hearing of other people’s running experiences, the statistics, the footwear, the lycra, it’s all totally absurd. However, it’s for a great cause and I was trying to get other people to sign up and it seemed that other people would also run if they saw me suffering.”

In all seriousness, SpecialEffect is a fantastic cause who put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, SpecialEffect find a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they’re not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, SpecialEffect is bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

Here’s Arlo’s story to illustrate the brilliant work done by the charity:

Check out other similar stories at: www.specialeffect.org.uk/who-we-helped