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Canterbury young people’s service receives London Marathon donation

16 October 2020

Residents and staff at East Kent Young People, a supported housing service in Canterbury, were overwhelmed to receive a donation of £645, after a staff member’s brother ran the virtual London Marathon.

Runner Paul CroneyPaul ran the London Marathon and raised £645 to help young people across East Kent.

Paul Croney decided to run the London Marathon to raise funds for Sanctuary Supported Living’s East Kent Young People, which provides accommodation and support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, after hearing about the service’s work from his sister Anni Wilson, who works for the scheme as a Peer Support Service Coordinator.

Despite the London Marathon being held virtually this year, Paul still managed to complete the race in 4 hours 15 minutes and raised £645 from sponsorship, all of which he has generously donated to the supported housing service.

We’re so grateful to Paul for choosing East Kent Young People as his London Marathon charity

Anni Wilson, Peer Support Service Coordinator

Anni said: “We’re so grateful to Paul for choosing East Kent Young People as his London Marathon charity, it really means a lot to all the staff and residents here. We’re going to use the funds to buy decorating equipment, paint and household items, so that residents can personalise their rooms and make them feel more homely.”

To find out more about Sanctuary Supported Living’s services for young people, visit our young people page, read residents’ stories or search for a young persons’ service near you.

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