Latest News Superstar Laura runs the Manchester Marathon! 'I loved running for Strode Park!' On the 8th April 2018, Laura Hird ran the Manchester Marathon for Strode Park Foundation in memory of her Uncle Dave and her close friend’s brother Darren. Laura's uncle had MS and Strode Park supported him from 1996 where he then lived happily with us for the last 4 and a half years before he sadly passed away in October 2017. Darren attended Strode Park's Lifestyles Academy for Independence from 2008 and in 2013 this enabled him to move out into shared accommodation with his friends from Strode Park before he passed away suddenly in 2014.Laura really wanted to help us continue the work that we do every day to help people like her Uncle Dave and Darren and has raised more than £720 for us which really is an fantastic achievement! All of us at Strode Park foundation would like to extend our warmest appreciation to Laura and to all those who supported her. You are all amazing!