Three friends are preparing to run a 50k ultra marathon in aid of New Hope, a charity fighting homelessness.
Transformation coach and founder of coaching practice Stop4Change, Mario De Crescenzo, will be taking on the challenge on June 5 with friend John Morrissey and former New Hope service user, Stephen O’Grady.
The marathon will start from Horsham all the way to Brighton seafront.
Mario, who lived in Garston for most of his life said: “For the last two years or so I’ve volunteered at New Hope.
“I have to say, my journey with New Hope has been a truly valuable and nourishing experience and I’ve witnessed some amazing life transformations thanks to the great work that New Hope does.”
Mario is encouraging Garston residents to show support and donate to New Hope.
He added: “No one chooses homelessness, there is always a reason and New Hope gives people the time to get their lives back on track and help them create a new future worth living.”
Garston resident John Morrissey has completed several marathons in aid of charities in the past and is an avid runner. He said: “I’ve been aware of the good work that New Hope does in our community for a long time, so when Mario suggested we run the Ultra for New Hope I was 100 per cent on board.”
Stephen O’Grady faced homelessness in the past and thanks to New Hope, he is now an established artist.
He said: “I’m running this Ultra Marathon to raise as much awareness and money for New Hope as possible as they literally saved my life”
To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Stop4Change