Wednesday 19 April 2017

Team Emmaus set for London Marathon

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This coming Sunday (23rd April) more than 40,000 people will take to the streets of London to complete one of the most iconic events, the London Marathon. Among them will be seven runners from Team Emmaus. 

Throughout the past few months they have all trained incredibly hard to prepare and between them over £8,400 has been raised. 

Below you'll find out a little bit more about each of our runners and what inspired them to get involved and run as members of Team Emmaus. You'll also find a link to their fundraising page where you can donate and help them reach their targets.

The London Marathon Team Emmaus: 

Alec Brown: "This fantastic charity is different to others – it doesn’t simply offer one night’s reprieve from being homeless, it offers a long term solution to those needing to rebuild their lives for a wide variety of reasons."
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Tom Cossham: "I chose Emmaus Sheffield as my lovely mother had volunteered at the community for eight years before she passed away last September from a brain tumour. She moved to Sheffield from Weston-Super-Mare and found the community at Emmaus vibrant and fun. She made good friends there and loved the supportive atmosphere." Read my full story
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Mark Daborn: "Following on from last years London Marathon deferral i'm back in training for the 2017 event. On April 23rd therefore I will be running the 2017 London Marathon in aid of Emmaus, a fantastic UK homeless charity that doesn't just give people a bed for the night but gives them a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging."
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Vikram Khasriya: "I have had the opportunity of visiting an Emmaus community in St Albans and can personally vouch for the great work that is being carried out there. I am very proud to be running for such an organisation."
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Joanna Roe: "I had heard good things from my mum and dad - who both volunteer at a night shelter in Bedford - about Emmaus. I was keen to run for a charity that supported homeless people and was particularly interested in Emmaus' long term commitment to companions lives and their well being."
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Angus Thomson: "Emmaus is an organisation like no other in the way it restores in people who have been marginalised a sense of their own worth and potential.  In addition to offering a home Emmaus can provide meaningful work through their social enterprises which can have a huge impact on confidence, self esteem and make a major difference to people's lives on a daily basis."
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Scott Townsley: "I had my own personal experience of homelessness at the age of 16. To experience homelessness first hand provides one with a real sense of humility around the plight of those who find themselves in such difficult circumstances.  My story could have been so different if it wasn’t for the help and support I received.  Each individual has their own story and for the majority, if support and opportunity is provided, they will find a path and prosper."
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