So last week, we met with 3 of our New Swindon Half Marathon’s (NSHM) runners to give them their running vests. We took this opportunity to show them around our direct access hostel, met with two of our Front line Staff and discuss the work that is being done with our residents!
Then it was time to ask them what motivated them to take part in the NSHM for Threshold Housing Link and here is what they said:
“My name is Cliff Boddy, I am currently volunteering for Threshold and I was talked into running the half marathon by Cai, so I felt that I had no choice; but no seriously I am looking forward to it as it should be a great event to raise some funds for a really worthwhile charity.”
“My name is Claire Hyde, I am a probation Service officer with the National Probation Service. We work a lot with people who experience homelessness or various issues and Threshold is one of the charities that we sign post people to; so I thought it would be very good to volunteer my services to raise some money for them, so they can help our clients and move them on to better accommodation and life.”
“I am Alan Butler, founder of RunVEMBER. I approached Threshold, last year, with my fundraising. I don’t know what you call it, lunacy, I don’t know, but you know I am running the Swindon Half just to raise vital funds and awareness for their cause, their charity and the great work that they do!”
If you wish to sponsor them, you can by clicking the link below, make sure that you mention that this is for the NSHM.