A technician from the University of Wolverhampton is marking the upcoming half century of the Good Shepherd’s support for the city by taking part in Sunday’s London Marathon.
Martin Evans, a principal technician from the Wolverhampton School of Art, has previously supported the Good Shepherd with donations but is now taking on one of the biggest running challenges of them all in the capital on Sunday!
The Good Shepherd launched a ’50 Years of Good’ campaign this summer as next year will mark the milestone of the Little Brothers first helping the homeless and vulnerable from their original base in Thornley Street back in 1972.
“I decided to collect donations for the Good Shepherd because I saw the 50 years appeal,” said Martin.
“I recognise all the good work the Good Shepherd does supporting the homeless in Wolverhampton and wanted to help out.
“I have the Good Shepherd set as my Amazon Smile charity already and my local church, Christ Church Coseley, and the University of Wolverhampton where I work have given donations to the Good Shepherd in the past.”
What makes Martin’s effort even more commendable as he heads down to London is that this is his first ever marathon!
He adds: “I took part in the Virtual London Marathon last year running around Coseley, Bilston and Wolverhampton but this is the first one where I’ll actually be with other runners so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Everyone from the Good Shepherd thanks Martin for his marathon effort and wishes him all the very best for the big day.
Click here to visit his fundraising page and support him if you can.