Runners visit centre for homeless people

Runners took time out of their busy training schedules to visit a centre in Rugby which helps homeless and badly housed people.

Runners meet guests and volunteers at Hope4 Centre.
Runners meet guests and volunteers at Hope4 Centre.

Ladies’ Running Group met guests and workers at Hope4 Centre in Newbold Road last week.

Along with organisers of this year’s Ready Steady Fun Run, they saw for themselves the facilities and work of Dr Michael Bochenski, the charity who are one of the beneficiaries of this year’s event, said: “It is so encouraging when groups like the Ladies Running Group take our guests to their hearts and support them in such a practical way.”

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The Hope Centre, which was royally opened by HRH the Duke of Gloucester in February this year is just one of the strategies employed by the Hope4 charity in order to achieve their aims of ‘relieving poverty among homeless and badly-housed people in the Borough of Rugby’ and of ‘working to prevent homelessness’.

Running coach and event organiser Kay Shaw said: “We’re hoping to see people of all ages joining in the fun and are proud to be supporting Hope4 knowing that funds raised will go to such worthy local cause.”

The main event, the 5K Fun Run is open to runners of all abilities, male and female, from the age of 8 years and is a one lap course starting and finishing at the Rugby Athletics track (next to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre).

Under 8’s races on the track which will take place after the 5K run. Entry for the children’s races is £1, sign up on the day.

Online entry is now open and priced at £10 for adults. Children aged 8 to 16 at £5. On the day entries will be accepted at a cost of £12. To enter follow the link at

For discounted family entry and more information please email [email protected]