Safe and Sound Appeal for Runners’ Support

11 February 2019

A local charity is inviting runners to raise money to support their work across Derbyshire by entering the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon this summer.

Safe and Sound is a highly-regarded local charity which specialises in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse through individual support for children and young people and community awareness programmes across Derbyshire.

The charity has a limited number of free places available for novice and experienced runners alike to enter the half marathon on Sunday June 9.  In return for the free place, Safe and Sound ask runners to raise at least £200 to support its work.

Safe and Sound chair Catherine Arkley explained: “This is a great opportunity to keep fit, fulfil personal goals and support a really fantastic charity to deliver its life-changing work with young people.

“We’re looking for local business people, fellow professionals who work with young people and members of local running clubs to join Team Safe and Sound.

“Whether novices or experienced runners – all we ask is that everyone aims to raise at least £200 and we can help everyone set up JustGiving fundraising pages, give great tips on how to increase your fundraising and support with training.”

Mrs Arkley continued: “We are a small local charity who work exclusively with young people in Derbyshire who are victims or are at risk of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

“Our specialist support workers help these young people come to terms with their experiences so that they are no longer trapped or defined by them.

“We also raise awareness in local communities so that they can recognise the warning signs of this form of abuse and know where to go for support.

“We rely on public funding to continue this valuable work as well as expand the scope of work with young people and families and I hope that the local community will support us at this event.”

For more information about how to enter the event and support Safe and Sound, please visit www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/derby-half-marathon; call 01332 362120 or email [email protected]

Notes to the editor:

For more information please contact Sarah Jenkin-Jones, JJPR, Tel: 01332 515102/07951 945665; [email protected]

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