A Moulton councillor is to run through four of London’s most popular parks to raise money for two life-saving charities.
Coun Andrew Woolf (43), South Holland District Council member for Moulton, Weston and Cowbit, is in training for the London Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon on Sunday, October 9.
The 13.1 mile course will take Coun Woolf and at least 16.000 other runners through four of London’s great parks, Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
Coun Woolf, who is raising money for both LIVES First Responders and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “I don’t consider myself to be a ‘runner’ but I supported two friends who ran the London Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon last year.
“Whilst watching, I couldn’t help but think that it would be something I’d quite like to do and so this year I actually won my place in an online raffle. “Completely surprised, it meant that I’d have the opportunity of running for any charity I wished.
“I then thought about supporting local, valuable charities like LIVES and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as both charities have been extremely supportive to the South Holland area.
My training is going well, I’m already doing a few 12 to 13-mile runs and I’m 100 per cent confident that I will complete the run.Coun Andrew Woolf, South Holland District Council member for Moulton, Weston and Cowbit
“As for my training, it’s going well and I’m already doing a few 12 to 13-mile runs.
“I wouldn’t say that it’s easy, but I’m 100 per cent confident that I will complete the run.
“However, I want to raise as much as I can for LIVES and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance them because both of these charities don’t make the headlines like the big organisations do.
“But both are extremely important and their assistance could be a matter of life and death to the people they help.
“The service they both provide is invaluable, something which I am sure many local residents understand.”
To sponsor Coun Woolf, visit www.justgiving.com search for Andrew Woolf
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