London runners raise funds for Christel House
Three big-hearted runners have taken to the streets of London to raise money for Christel House, the timeshare industry’s charity of choice.
Lord Anthony St John, his son Alexander and Mark Jones all took part in the Westminster 10k race last month to raise funds for the charity, which helps impoverished children to break the cycle of poverty by providing full time education with healthcare, nutrition, life skills and career planning.
Lord Anthony, a Board Director and Trustee for the charity, ran with his son Alexander, a Young Professional Ambassador of Christel House, who has also taught at the Christel House School in Cape Town alongside his girlfriend Olga, on a number of occasions.
Father and son took part in the run to raise funds for a new Science laboratory and Maths teaching facility to give the children of Christel House a boost in gaining employment once they have completed their studies.
The duo are well over half way to their fundraising target of £8,000, and you can still give my visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anthony-st-john3
Mark Jones, a long-term Christel House supporter who works at the London office of ICE, said his race had gone very well.
He said: “I really enjoyed the day out – very nice weather for it if a bit hot for a run. But it’s for a great cause and I was happy to do it.”
Mark has so far raised more than £800 of his target of £1,000, and you can access his fundraising page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-jones204
Diana Aitchison, director of Christel House Europe, said: “Congratulations and thanks to all three of our runners, who between them have raised more than £6,000 so far – and hopefully the final totals will be even higher.
“The Westminster 10k race will take place again next year and we have secured a limited number of places for runners fundraising for Christel House. Anybody interested in doing so, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”