We’ve got a record 35 people doing the Bath Half for us this year, including a new member of staff – Chris Banner – who has recently started with us as Communications Officer.
They’ve been pounding the streets while raising money for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. With the big day less than two weeks away, what better way to mark the occasion than with a selection of runner stories on the motivation to run for Genesis!
“I’m doing the Bath Half for Genesis Trust because having lived in Bath for over 5 years I have seen both the need- the large number of homeless and other vulnerable people in our city, and the incredible difference that is made by Genesis Trust. I believe as a city we need to care for the vulnerable, feed the hungry, empower and encourage those who have found themselves in tough situations. I tried to run last year, but the Beast from the East had other ideas, so I am even more determined to run this year!”
“My husband Adam and I are both running the Bath Half… we are both volunteers on the Sunday night Soup Run through Bath City Church. We’ve been helping out on soup runs (various cities we have lived in) for many years and very passionate about showing respect and compassion to those who have found themselves in desperate situations. We have five kids, a lively dog and very demanding jobs but we love keeping fit and the Bath Half is good discipline and we can’t think of a better charity to support.”
“Genesis Trust and their support of the homeless is a cause I feel particularly passionate about. Life can throw real curve balls and I believe everyone should be supported and cared for, safely and securely through whatever distress comes their way.”
“I actually didn’t intend to run this for a charity this year but during my training runs through the centre of Bath I’ve been shocked and saddened to witness the growing number of homeless and vulnerable people of all ages taking shelter on the streets and of course that doesn’t include the many struggling out of sight. It’s heart breaking, these are people just like the rest of us who for many different reasons find themselves experiencing hardships that no one should experience and without a little helping hand for many it’s a vicious circle that they can’t break.”