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20 November

Our Mission is to build resilience, raise aspiration, improve lives

Sarah’s Half Marathon Helps Homeless

Sarah’s Half Marathon Helps Homeless

Sarah Woodward, an employee at Morrison’s in Connahs Quay, took part in this year’s Chester half marathon on 19th May. 
left to Right Angela Harrison, Sarah Woodward, Laura Fry HR Manager at Morrisons and June Davies
Thanks to Sarah, the sponsorship accrued from the race will be donated to vulnerable families residing at Plas Bellin Hall and young single homeless women who reside at the Sunraye Hostel.  Both services are managed by the charity, Local Solutions.

Sarah, a regular participant in timed races, ran the 13.1 miles in scorching hot weather in 1 hour 59 minutes – her personal best time to date, raising a total £385.

She explained the reasons behind her sponsored run: I selected these particular services because they touched my heart - they are both providing invaluable support for homeless people within the local community in wales.  We sometimes forget how unfortunate people close to us are, in particular the children. I wanted to make a difference to their lives”.

Sarah expressed a wish to ‘put a smile on the children’s faces’ so plans are underway to organise some activities for the children at Plas Bellin.  Some of the proceeds will also be used to provide an evening for the residents at Sunraye.

A presentation was held on 31st July at Morrisons in Connahs Quay at which Sarah presented Plas Bellin represenatives Angela Harrison (Manager) and June Davies (Adminstrator) with the £385 donation. 

Manager Angela Harrison said “Local Solutions relies on the goodwill of individuals and businesses to enable us to continue our valuable work in the community in Wales.  Morrisons have been fantastic supporters of our work in the past for which we are hugely grateful – we are heartened that this support has extended to their employees and would like to say a special thanks to Sarah on behalf of our staff and all those who will benefit”



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