A group of young adults with learning disabilities known as The Falcons was assembled two years ago to encourage its members to be physically active outdoors.
Since then they have been involved with Queen’s parkrun, Belfast, Northern Ireland and on a recent Saturday, 10 members of the group did a volunteer takeover.
The story was covered by BBC News, which can be found here. You can also watch the video coverage here through Facebook.
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