03/10/17

We’re proud to announce that 31 participants of the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon 2017 have raised £7,215, and counting, for The Wallich.

On the warm but often drizzle-filled Sunday, our #TeamWallich heroes battled through the 13.1 mile course around Cardiff.

With individuals and teams coming from varying professions such as WRAP Cymru, a resource sustainability organisation, and BRC Jobs, a specialist recruitment company, each runner for The Wallich pledged to raise a minimum of £150 by the race on October 1st.

This is the highest number of runners we’ve ever had for the high-energy event in Cardiff and this is reflected with the highest-ever total raised for our charity.

Many runners smashed through their target, with the highest fundraiser, Mike Walmsley, raising £1,005.10 at the last count, bringing the current total to £7,215.

They money collected by the participants will go towards The Wallich’s Reaching Out to Rough Sleepers Winter campaign.

In partnership with the South Wales Echo, we’re raising £75,000 to buy five new vehicles for our Rough Sleepers’ Intervention Teams across Wales. The vehicles will help us improve the speed, quality and reach of our outreach services.

We are so proud of #TeamWallich and cannot thank them enough for choosing us as their charity.

Their spectacular efforts will help us get more people off the streets and into safety.

We have to give a special shout out to the fastest runner in the team, William Buckley, who finished the half marathon with an impressive time of 01:46:57.

Our youngest runner was seven year old, Emily, who raised £136 and completed the 1.5 mile family run in a fantastic time.

Also, a special mention for Matt and Tracy, who chose the Cardiff Half as an unconventional anniversary activity. Thanks for running your socks off for us.

#TeamWallich were encouraged along the course by The Wallich’s enthusiastic cheer squad, made up of staff and volunteers, who will continue to whoop and cheer at sporting events with people participating for our charity.

 

 

Get inspired to run or compete in an event for The Wallich by visiting our Do Something page. Your sponsorship money will help us prevent homelessness in Wales.

 Find out more about the Reaching Out to Rough Sleepers Winter campaign.