The organisers of the Ealing Half Marathon have announced that they will donate money to charity from each race entry made in December.
It will mean £5 will go to Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter (ECWNS) from each race entry received for the 2016 race during December.
ECWNS provides emergency dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 guests for people who are sleeping on the streets or are at immediate risk of rough sleeping. A different church opens its doors each night of the week providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and the chance to talk. The shelter is open during the winter months from late November to the end of March. Every £5 donation will keep one person out of the cold for one night’s rest.
Ealing Half Marathon race director Kelvin Walker said: “The Ealing Half Marathon is different to many races and events out there because it is organised by a community interest company, which benefits the community rather than private shareholders. ECWNS provides the most basic and essential needs for homeless people – sleep and food – and also has a wider impact on the community through its extensive network of volunteers. We are proud to support the Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter and we are hoping to raise vital funds for this great cause.”
The 2016 half marathon will take place on Sunday, 25 September and will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. The race is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to take part.
A total of 8,000 places are available for 2016 and entries cost £36 for affiliated runners and £38 for unaffiliated runners.
The Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families have been announced as the official charity partners for the 2016 race.
Visit www.ealinghalfmarathon.com to sign up and help make a difference.