Three teams raised nearly £2000 in sponsorship for Threshold’s Run4Home on 9 July which will go directly into funding Threshold’s Street Outreach Service. This 9-stage-relay ran along the Thames Path and Ridgeway and challenged teams with running and cycling stages totally 79 miles. The teams set off from Runnymede under gloomy skies but by the time they reached Arkell’s Brewery in Kingsdown for chilli and beers the sun was shining.
23 people, of all ages and abilities, took part, pulling together to complete this relay challenge. Deborah Mitchell, Beauty Therapist from Old Town, and of the team Debs’ AllSorts said ‘It was a great day and I really feel like we’ve achieved something – and we’ve raised loads of money for a great cause’.
Threshold has been working with people on the fringes of Swindon’s community for nearly 40 years and they rely on the generosity and understanding of Swindonians to help them continue.
Phil Smith, Operations Director for Threshold said ‘It’s a credit to the people of Swindon that we’ve been able to provide this vital service for as long as we have, but we need the support of the public now, more than ever.’ He continues ‘With changes to housing benefit and cuts to public sector funding we will undoubtedly see more people accessing our services, whether that’s simple advice, actual accommodation or simply support, and we need to be ready.’
For more information about Threshold, Run4Home 2012 or any other events please contact Kirsty McNally on (01793) 524661 or email email@example.com