Alton Towers Half Marathon 2023

Posted 12th November 2023

On Sunday 12th November, over 40 runners ran the Alton Towers Half Marathon to raise monies for the 'Care Leavers: Kitchen Comfort' campaign. Despite the pouring rain the runners completed the course to support young people, raising over £9000. Two young people, Kieran and Paris, who had been supported by NHP ran in support of their community of care leavers and were delighted to have run their first half marathon.

Reconomy, a leading waste management/recycling company and corporate supporter of NHP also took part in the race and provided sponsorship to support NHP in their first major fundraising event.

"We believe that every young care leaver, like Kieran and Paris, deserves the chance to have a warm, welcoming home of their own." said Mark Warr, Chief Executive at NHP. "Access to fridges, cookers and washing machines is a fundamental part of that journey. Our 'Care Leavers: Kitchen Comfort' campaign aims to bridge this gap and ensure that care leavers are not burdened by unnecessary challenges as they start this new chapter of their lives. We are so lucky to have the support of all of our runners, and Reconomy who have been such valuable partners in terms of their support."

We are extremely grateful for each and every runner, supporter and spectator - Thank You! 

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