04:00AM, Thursday 14 August 2014
Children and families in need of support are set to receive a boost from runners raising money for taking on the Pharmalink 2014 Maidenhead Half Marathon.
Event organiser Purple Patch Running has chosen Maidenhead-based The Link Foundation as its official chosen charity for the third time.
Entrants who take part with the aim of collecting sponsorships can raise money for any charity they wish but the official race charity is The Link Foundation.
Purple Patch Director Chris Donald said: “One of the reasons for choosing The Link Foundation was because they are a Maidenhead charity, doing an enormous amount of good work in and around Maidenhead.
"We said from the outset that whilst we wanted the race to be a national event we wanted it to bring benefit to the town and its residents."
The charity is committed to improving the lives of children and their families in the community and the surrounding areas.
It provides grants to disadvantaged children for childcare, toys and basic essentials such as food and clothing.
“Everyone at the Link Foundation is thrilled that Purple Patch has once again chosen the Link Foundation as their charity of choice for the Maidenhead Half Marathon," said its chairman, Una Loughrey.
"The money raised will be put to good use in helping disadvantaged children in our community.
"The Maidenhead Half Marathon is becoming a popular fixture for runners and it is brilliant to be part of that."
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