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John Lewis Stratford workers running half marathon to fund ‘mini Paralympics’

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 October 2017

Some of the John Lewis Stratford team running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

Some of the John Lewis Stratford team running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

John Lewis

Eight John Lewis Stratford employees are limbering up for a half marathon to help fund ‘mini Paralympics’ for disabled children.

One of the beneficiaries having a good time at the Panathlon sports event. Picture: Panathlon ChallengeOne of the beneficiaries having a good time at the Panathlon sports event. Picture: Panathlon Challenge

The runners are part of a team of 34 running the Royal Parks Half Marathon tomorrow to raise funds for Panathlon Challenge.

The charity provides multi-sport competitions for more than 13,000 pupils each year at secondary and primary schools, plus programmes in football, boccia and swimming.

Staff from John Lewis Stratford have been showing their support for five years.

This year, members of the electricals, catering, sports and visual merchandising departments hope to raise £1,400.

Team mate Kerim Kole said: “Training is going well, I’m not nervous, I can’t wait to get there and start running.

“I’m looking forward to the route, it goes through the park and there are some great views, but with 13 miles I’m going to be out of breath.”

To make a donation, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/jlstratford

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