Marathon runners warm up for Jewish Care

23 Apr 2015

Commonwealth athlete Darren St. Clair from Enfield, passed on his training tips to Jewish Care’s Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 runners before the big event taking place on Sunday 26th April. 

The Jewish Care team includes runners who have a close connection to the charity, Darren Brown and Richard Bernstein both have grandma’s who are currently residents of Jewish Care’s home in Ilford.

Richard said, "It was great to meet Darren and get some tips from a top class athlete and a top class guy". 

"To run for Jewish Care means a lot to me as it’s a fantastic charity and I've seen first-hand the amazing work they do at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Ruben House."

Perry Kissin also from Loughton and Matt Conway from Chigwell are also running for the charity and Cesare Efrati a doctor from Rome, Italy will be flying to London to run for Jewish Care.

Jewish Care’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Daniel Carmel-Brown commented,

“We are delighted that Commonwealth athlete Darren St. Clair has supported our runners to prepare for the tough challenge of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 on April 26th. 

“Jewish Care is incredibly grateful to all of our runners, some who have a close personal connection with the charity that has inspired them to raise much needed funds to support our work with older people in the community.”

North London based Barbara Goldberg is running for her mother who was a member of Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Community Centre in Golders Green. Barbara also has a strong personal motivation for her challenge. She says,

“Jewish Care enriched my mother’s latter years and so my commitment in running the Marathon repays, in some small part, their commitment to our community.”

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