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James Murray

Running the Ealing Half Marathon

I'm raising money for Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter because of the work they do to help Ealing's homeless

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Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter

We help Ealing's churches to help homeless people

Charity Registration No. 1152768

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At City Hall we've been supporting Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter, who provide emergency accommodation for people facing homelessness.

In January I visited St Mary’s Church Hanwell near where I grew up to see the work they do. One volunteer summed it up for me: he said they do inspiring work that we wish wasn’t needed.

After my visit I met members of the shelter’s board. We agreed I’ll run the Ealing Half Marathon on September 29th to support the work they do - including to contribute towards them installing more showers.

Being able to have a shower makes a huge difference to people who stay overnight at the shelter. Some of the churches in the network already have showers, and I want to help more of them to be able to offer this too.

I would be very grateful for any sponsorship you can make.

Many thanks

James

P.S. if you want to find out more about the work to help rough sleepers that I lead on at City Hall as Deputy Mayor for Housing, please visit: www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/homelessness

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