Zak

Future athlete

Zak is an asylum seeker from Eritrea who had been sleeping rough on the steps of a Mosque in Moss Side. He was hungry and exhausted when he bumped into a kind individual on Denmark Road who told him to come into Cornerstone. And we are so pleased that he did! Zak mentioned to a member of staff that he liked to run, which was great – we always encourage healthy exercise. However, a few days later a coach from an established running club in Liverpool phoned Cornerstone to enquire after Zak. He then went on to say that Zak had great potential as a middle to long distance runner and had won many competitions he had entered whilst representing his club. He went on to say that, in his opinion, with the right coaching and training Zak could even run for the UK in the Commonwealth Games at some point in the future. We were stunned! This was amazing news! A staff member contacted a local running group and Zak is now attending 3 training sessions per week, alongside elite athletes, under the watchful eye of a highly experienced coach, who has high hopes for him. We are so proud of Zak. Watch this space for an update on his progress.

Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.

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