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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Marathon runners raise thousands for homeless
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¬†CHAS, the Catholic Housing Aid Society, fielded four competitors in Sunday's London Marathon. They managed to raise an estimated £6000 between them in support of CHAS's work with homeless and vulnerably housed people. David Nelson finished in 4hours and 5 minutes; Tim Vaughan finished in 4 hours 15 minutes; Jon Cooper finished in 4 hours 15 minutes and Sandra Cotterill finished in 4hours 30 minutes. CHAS Assistant Director, Colin Smith, congratulated the runners on their fantastic achievement. He said: "Our runners have done brilliantly. And they didn't even look tired at the end- more like they'd just crossed the road than run 26 miles! The money they have raised will make a real difference to what we are able to do through our housing advice centres and our policy and education work, to help homeless and badly housed people." The attached photograph shows David, Sandra and Tim, proudly displaying their medals shortly after completing the marathon. The charity will have marathon places available for next year. If anyone would like to run and can raise money as well, they say they would be delighted to hear from them. CHAS has been campaigning to prevent homelessness for over 40 years. The organisation has ten housing advice centres in England, providing advice and assistance to people in housing need. Its policy and education department works with church and community groups, schools and politicians to effect positive change for homeless and badly housed people.
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