Updated: Aug 23, 2021
In June, our proud supporters Bertie and Peggy Squire raised £3,000 for our work by challenging themselves to complete the Hometown Half Marathon!
Peggy and her friends were registered to race in the Hackney Half on 17th May which was cancelled. In spite of Covid cancellations, Peggy and pals created their own half marathon event and encouraged everyone who had started training for a race to take part in a socially distanced race in their hometowns. And so The Hometown Half was born! On the day, over 30 people took part across Europe and in total raised over £4,000 for various charities.
Peggy and Bertie ran their course around Princes and Sefton Park in Liverpool before tracking back along the seafront. They were joined by socially distanced supporters along the way, including Reena Dwivedi, our educational lead, who ran a stint with them in Sefton park.
They finished their race in front of the Liverpool Museum and the LiverBirds. A huge thank you to Peggy and her friends for organising the Hometown Halfand to all those that supported this event, especially the runners themselves!