Going the distance!
A 13-strong team of "Team Penny Appeal" runners completed the Wakefield Hospice 10k road race on Sunday 15th April in aid of the charity's Clean Water Appeal.
Amongst the runners were Penny Appeal Chairman Adeem Younis and trustee Jo Marshall, both running 10 kilometres for the first time. All members of the team crossed the line, with Keith Brook achieving the fastest time of 51 minutes and 44 seconds.
Collectively, the team raised £1,546 - approximately £1,700 with the Gift Aid added. The funds will be added to the donations already made to the Run2012 challenge; Chris Marshall is running 2012km in 2012 to raise £12,000 that will provide 12 wells in 12 countries.
Almost one billion people lack access to clean water, and two million deaths each year are attributed to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. Penny Appeal's Clean Water Appeal aims bring clean water to those who need it most.
Adeem Younis said: "It is estimated that four percent of the global disease burden could be prevented by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, so we know that our campaign has the potential to transform lives.
"I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran the Wakefield Hospice 10k for Penny Appeal, especially to those who had never previously run that far!"
Jo Marshall said: "The 10k was a great experience. The support of the spectators lining the route really helped to keep everyone going, and it was a fantastic feeling to cross the finish line knowing that every metre I'd run was for such a worthwhile cause.
"I've signed up for my next 10k now – the Swansea Bay 10k in September – and I have to say I'm really looking forward to it!"
Read more about Penny Appeal's Clean Water Appeal here.
FRIDAY 11 MAY 2012