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Going the extra mile for the Food Hub

Juliet Soria is running the Brighton Marathon on 15th April to raise funds for Shrewsbury Food Hub. It’s her first marathon and she’s thrilled to be doing it for such a good local cause. You can sponsor Juliet on her MyDonate page until 15th May 2018.

“I hate waste and I wanted to support Shrewsbury Food Hub’s work to rescue leftover food from supermarkets and get it to community groups and school breakfast clubs across the town. As a supply teacher, I am aware that a lot of children come into school without breakfast, and this is a really practical way to help.”

Juliet is part of the Jigsaw Choir who have adopted Shrewsbury Food Hub as their fundraising charity for the year. She explains “I hadn’t heard of the Food Hub before, but when they came to speak to the choir their work really struck a chord with me and I decided to do a marathon to raise money for them. I’ve been running for 5 years, but I’ve had to put a lot of work in to prepare over the last 4 months. I train 5 days a week, with a long run on a Sunday. Last weekend I did my last long run - 23 miles. I ached all over, but I’m feeling ready for the challenge!”

You can sponsor Juliet on her MyDonate page until 15th May 2018.

Katy Anderson manager of the Shrewsbury Food Hub said “It’s amazing to have such support from Juliet and the Jigsaw Choir. Their support will help us keep going so we can rescue more leftover food from the supermarkets and get it into good use. Today we had 42 trays of bread, 10 trays of fruit and veg and 5 of cakes which would otherwise have ended up going to waste. Thanks to our volunteers, it’s gone to 2 holiday clubs, Food Bank Plus, the Ark, the Hospice and Riverway Elim Church.”

As featured in the Shropshire Star 4th April and the Shrewsbury Chronicle.12th April. Photo reproduced with permission.


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