Pat Broderick of Upper Stratton will be running the Multi-terrain section of the Swindon Half Marathon on behalf of Voluntary Action Swindon. Pat has had some previous experience in cross country running having completed several events in the past years.
He has chosen to do this event to repay the kindness and support of the volunteers at Voluntary Action Swindon who have been helping him with IT skills and the skills he requires to complete ongoing job searching activities.
Pat came to Voluntary Action in December 2010 wanting to learn more about the Internet and emails through their UK Online scheme and again in April 2011 for the Job Club held on Monday mornings which helps people search the Internet for job vacancies and other work related activities.
Voluntary Action Swindon is the local infrastructure organisation that provides help to charities and groups, including training, funding and governance advice. 01793 538398
Pictured: Pat Broderick, top, and with David Wray (CEO of VAS), bottom