We are delighted that Angela Gladwell from Herne Bay is running the Brighton Marathon on 15th April for Catching Lives.
Angela started volunteering with our night shelter after a friend shared a link on Facebook.
She said: “Volunteering was always something I wanted to do, but was too scared to try. It sounds silly, but it was a fear of the unknown. I think it was what I had in my head about homeless people with drinking and drug taking.”
After volunteering with the shelter over the winter months and seeing the great work that Catching Lives in Canterbury do for homeless people I have decided to run the marathon this year for them. Catching lives rely largely on fund raising so if I can help them out a bit by running 26.2 miles then I will.”
“At Brighton you have the support of crowds and other runners which makes it easier than doing an 18/20 mile run with no support.”
She will not be alone, though, as Angela has been preparing for the run along with other members of the Saxon Shore Striders who are also taking part in the marathon.
Angela has set herself a goal of raising £1,000. To help her reach this goal you can donate on here Just Giving page.