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Calling all runners: London Marathon spaces being offered by Gloucester charity

A Gloucestershire charity who provide vital support to families of children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities are looking to attract Marathon runners.

The Spring Centre in Gloucester has two charity spaces available for anyone willing to take on the challenge of the 2020 London Marathon.

All the charity are asking for is some willing legs and lungs and the ability to raise as much money as possible to help fund the valuable work they do.

Bridgette King, business manager for the centre, said: "We rely on fund-raising and donations to be able to provide all the services we offer and fund-raising via the marathon gives our coffers a significant boost.

"We have two Gold Bond charity ballot places still to be filled and would love to hear from anyone who wants to run and raise money for a Gloucester charity.

"We are looking to raise a minimum of £2,000 per place, all of which would going to helping to fund the core costs of the centre's work."

The Spring Centre offer after-school clubs for kids over the age of eight as well as school holiday activities.

They support youngsters and young adults who have a range of conditions from autism to downs syndrome.

Ms King added: "It costs £150,000 per year to run the centre, which works out at around £3,000 per week.

"It would be great if we can find someone to commit to raising that amount for us.

We know there is a lot of support out there from individuals and companies for the work we do and this would be a great way to show that, and do something great for the city.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 26, although registrations for the Gold Bond charity applications close at the end of January.

Anyone interested in running and raising funds for the Spring Centre is asked to get in touch by January 24. 

For more information contact Bridgette King via info@springcentre.org or by calling 01452 725935.

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