By Kelly-Louise Johnson Friday 13 September 2013 Updated: 13/09 10:39
A REDDITCH resident has raised more than £3,000 for a Worcestershire charity.
John Douglas ran 101km non-stop around Arrow Valley Lake in aid of Onside, which helps provide support to vulnerable people who face isolation as a result of disability, mental illness, ill health or old age.
The 39-year-old completed the challenge in ten hours and five minutes. He said: “I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me, turned up to cheer me on during the day and Sainsbury’s who supported Onside by providing refreshments and food.”
Kate Harvey, chief executive of Onside, said: “Every 30 minutes someone calls Onside for help. The need for our services is growing as the current recession has hit our vulnerable people and their families hard across Worcestershire.”
The money raised will enable Onside to provide 150 hours of one to one mentoring and advocacy support to help vulnerable people overcome obstacles in their lives, build their confidence and enable individuals to look forward to an improved future.
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