Charity staff sign up for half marathon

THEIR job is to help youngsters at risk of running away – but now staff at a Dinnington charity are preparing to run themselves.

Saturday, 5th January 2013, 9:56 am

A team of eight workers from [email protected] have signed up for the 2013 Sheffield Half Marathon.

The charity, which supports youngsters across South Yorkshire, is one of the official nominated charities of the race on Sunday 12th May.

Laura Jeffrey, education officer and running team organiser, said: “As a new charity for the race, we attended the 2012 awards evening in November and were truly inspired by all the amazing runners who had taken part.”

“A number of the team members at the charity love running, so we thought what better way to encourage other people to support our cause.”

“It’s a great way to raise awareness of [email protected] and the work we do across the region.”

There are 10,000 places in the half marathon, which starts at Don Valley Stadium.