Staff on the run to help worthy charity causes

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STAFF from South Yorkshire Housing Association raised £3,500 towards projects helping homeless people by joining almost 6,000 runners in the Sheffield Half Marathon.

Chief executive Tony Stacey was among the team who participated in the 13-mile event at the weekend. Fundraising is taking place as part of the association’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The organisation decided to support work with homeless people to mark the milestone because it was founded after concern about runaways.

Meanwhile, Andrew Wheadon, of Sheffield roofing company Martin-Brooks, has raised £200 in sponsorship by participating in the half marathon

He was supporting charities benefiting from the firm’s 25th anniversary fund, which aims to raise £25,000 for Cavendish Cancer Care, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, Sheffield Talking News, The Rowan School, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Amy’s Retreat, Norfolk Park Special School, Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre and wounded troops’ appeal Help for Heroes.