Support the Jewish Care London Marathon 2014 Runners

04 Apr 2014

Next Sunday (13th April), five of our supporters will be running in the London Marathon to raise vital funds for Jewish Care.

They are: Max Sugarman, Emma Goldstein and Adam Shelley, Alex Pollack and Sha’ron Karpel. See below for what some of them had to say…

nullMax Sugarman, 21, has worked for the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre and says: “I’ve decided that 2014 will be the year that I finally get off the couch and run the London Marathon as a personal challenge and for a worthy cause. I’ve decided to run for Jewish Care as it’s a great charity that helps people of all ages, running day care centres, care homes, community centres and providing support to those that need it.”  Visit Max’s fundraising page.

Running the race has been a dream for Adam Shelley, “Just over five years ago, my father passed away shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer,” he says. “There’s not a day that goes by when he is not in my mind. We watched our beloved Liverpool together when I was in Istanbul in 2005 for the Champions League Final, he texted me at half-time saying not to give up. It went on to be one of the most memorable moments of my life. I will take this advice, belief and mentality into the Marathon training and the event itself. With the support of my special family and friends. I hope to complete the challenge. My dad valued Jewish Care very highly as do I and I’m delighted to be raising money for such a fantastic cause.”  Visit Adam’s fundraising page.

Emma Goldstein has finally decided to take the plunge, saying it’s “quite frankly terrifying. I don’t actually think I ever realised how far 26.2 miles was when I signed up. I’ve always just said, without too much thought, that I was one day going to run the marathon. Well, that time has come and I am actually doing it!

“I’ve decided to run for Jewish Care, which is an extremely worthy charity that aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people, and to look after the most vulnerable members of the community.“ Visit Emma’s fundraising page.

Alex Pollack ran the marathon for Jewish Care two years ago. The 36-year-old says: “I’ve always been a keen runner and like to give myself a new challenge every year so this year it’s running the marathon which I’m aiming to do in less than 4.5 hours.

“The areas of society that Jewish Care supports are also very close to me, especially where you are supporting survivors of WW2. It’s a wonderful charity.” Visit Alex’s fundraising page.

Jewish Care would like to wish all of our runners the very best of luck for the race!

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