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Students to complete Manchester 24-hour charity run

08 Nov 2019

Everyone is welcome to join them in the campaign against homelessness

Students to complete Manchester 24-hour charity run

On Wednesday, 13 November our students will be raising money for a homelessness charity with a non-stop 24 hour run. The event is in aid of the Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity in support of the Bed Every Night Scheme, which helps rough sleepers.

The challenge starts at 12:00pm outside the Students' Union and finishes in the city centre. 5km will be completed in groups, with laps run at a comfortable pace. Each runner can take part in as many laps as they want, and the team aim to start one lap within each 30-minute window.

President of the Run Wild Society, student Thomas Lewis says if runners wish to donate clothes or any essential items on the day, they’ll pass them on to local homeless shelters.

He said: “We’re really excited about this challenge. Not only will it be a lot of fun, it will also raise awareness and provide real help to homeless people struggling on the streets of our city.

“We think no one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester – especially as winter is about to set in.

“If you like running – and it doesn’t matter how fast you are – then please do join us.