Box farm charity sets itself grand target for run

This Is Wiltshire: Jamie Feilden is looking to beat his charity's previous fundraising record Jamie Feilden is looking to beat his charity's previous fundraising record

A popular Box-based charity is appealing for runners to help ensure its fifth anniversary celebration gets off to a head start.

More than 100 runners in this year’s Bath Half Marathon raised £28,000 for Jamie’s Farm.

It provides residential stays for vulnerable inner-city children, and founder Jamie Feilden is aiming to raise £30,000 next year.

He said: “The funds raised by our fantastic team of Bath Half Marathon runners make an important contribution to the charity’s funds and mean we can concentrate on giving the young people the best support we can, and transforming the lives of even more vulnerable young people in future.”

Box resident Iain Kemp will be taking part in March’s half marathon for the third year in a row in support of Jamie’s Farm.

He said: “It is a terrific event and the support from the crowds is fantastic, particularly when they see the Jamie’s Farm colours in the crowds. The extra cheer you get for running for a local charity really spurs you onto the finish line.”

Registrations are now open for the race, which takes place on March 2. To join the Jamie’s Farm team, email wendy@jamiesfarm.org.uk

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