AAT staff come together for charity fundraiser 21 Aug 2015 15 AAT runners joined together to help raise money for Dylan, a two year old boy, who due to his undiagnosed medical condition, cannot walk. The team ran 10km at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to fundraise on behalf of Dylan, who requires ongoing specialist neurological physiotherapy that is crucial to his recovery but extremely costly. The idea for the run came from AAT staff, who after hearing of Dylan’s story, felt compelled to put on their running shoes and help out. The atmosphere on the day was jubilant with some racers finishing the run in less than 60 minutes – who knew we had so many great runners! The response to the race was overwhelming with many individuals sponsoring our runners and coming together to support. Upon hearing the plans to do a charity run, Dylan’s mum Mary said: I cannot put into words how amazing and overwhelming the support we have received is. I cannot thank people enough for what you have done and am, for once, lost for words. Without the kindness of strangers my little boy would not be able to have the extensive therapy that he needs and we have already seen an improvement in his movements. Dylan managed to stand unaided for nearly 60 seconds last week – something which myself and my partner never thought would every happen.I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and support – thank you xx To read more about Dylan’s amazing story and ongoing fight to be able to walk, please visit dylansfeat.org.uk AAT Comment offers news and opinion on the world of business and finance from the Association of Accounting Technicians.