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Bewley Homes runners tackling half marathon for children’s charity

5 Mar 2019

A group of runners from Bewley Homes will be pounding the streets of the capital this month to raise money for Hampshire children’s charity Sebastian’s Action Trust (SAT).

The Bewley team, based at the company’s headquarters in Baughurst, are training hard for the 13-mile Vitality Big Half in London on March 10. They will start at Tower Bridge and end at the Cutty Sark, passing through Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich.

PA to the Operations Director Emily Clarke, Commercial Associate Director Nick Chetwood, Senior Surveyor Mark Cripps and Financial Controller Andy Langfeld will represent Bewley, alongside Mark’s wife Sallie and Emily’s partner Joel Mumby. Together, they hope to raise a substantial amount for SAT, which supports children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

The charity has received ongoing support from Bewley Homes since the developer helped to create SAT’s flagship respite facility, The Bluebells, in 2011. Bewley helped SAT to source the land, obtain planning permission and ultimately build the much-loved centre in North Waltham. Today, The Bluebells delivers 100 respite breaks, 40 crisis breaks, and 500 day visits for youngsters and their families each year.

In addition, SAT benefited from a £24,691 donation from Bewley Homes last autumn following the company’s annual Golf Fundraising Day. The money was used to create an accessible horticultural garden, where seriously-ill and disabled children can grow their own produce.

Bewley Homes Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Stratford said: “We’re very proud of our team of runners for committing to the half marathon in aid of such a worthwhile charity. Running 13 miles is no mean feat, but we’re sure this determined bunch will all cross the finish line and raise a significant amount of money for Sebastian’s Action Trust.”