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Five brave people have laid their toe nails on the line to support The Avenues Youth Project.  The five will run a total of 135 miles in the London Marathon on 23rd April and raise much needed funds for children and young people.

One of the runners – Barney says “I’m glad to be running for a cause that’s close to my heart. Not only do I have my own teenaged children, but I went to school in Westminster (Quintin Kynaston), so I wouldn’t be surprised if your members have included my former classmates or their kids.”  You can sponsor Barney here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/barneylondon17/

Sarah, who works in the local Early Help Team, says she personally has a long term commitment to  “support the local youth clubs that the families I work with use on a daily basis“.

Rob is a plumber who lives in Westminster. Rob survived the grueling 150 mile Marathon Des Sables in North Africa, he’s so tough that to make the London Marathon a challenge he agreed to run it with a boiler strapped to his back! (don’t try this at home folks!)

Drew, on the otherhand, has never run more than a half marathon before, but he is willing to test his endurance in aid of the children of The Avenues.

Malcom, whose wife works for Westminster Council, is already preparing a cake sale to start raising funds towards the £1400 target that each of the runners is aiming to exceed.

The children at the Avenues will be customising their running vests to help them stand out in the crowd!

To sponsor the runners check out their fundraising pages which will be posted here as they come on line:

The first out of the blocks to set up a fundraising page is Barney – sponsor him here https://localgiving.org/fundraising/barneylondon17/

If you are interested in running for our charity next year, do get in touch now to register your interest.

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