London Marathon run raises funds for youth counselling services

Will Hughes

Chesterfield College Sport Maker, Will Hughes, completed the London Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire to help provide more counselling services for 16-21 year olds. When the final fundraising comes in Will is expecting to raise over £1,600 for the charity. He was inspired to train and complete the gruelling run after seeing the positive impact the services of the charity has had on students at the college.

Not only did Will exceed his fundraising target, he also completed the marathon in his target time of under 4 hours, coming through the finishing line at 3 hours and 58 minutes.

Fresh back into work and still recovering from the physical challenge, Will told us:

“It was such a brilliant event. The sheer amount of charity runners and amazing supporters from such a wide range of organisations was really overwhelming. It felt great to be part of something that was raising so much money and that feeling really kept me going. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me as well as the staff and students at the College who have helped with other fundraising efforts. I know Relate will make the most of that funding to support the young people who need it locally.”

Will Hughes at the London Marathon

Amy Harris, Chief Executive Officer from Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire said:

‘We are incredibly proud of Will’s achievement and so grateful that he ran in aid of Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.  We really value our relationship with Chesterfield College and are committed to using the money raised to support young people aged 16-25 from the College and elsewhere in the local area, whether they are in a relationship or not.  We would particularly encourage young people to get in touch with us if they need support so that we can let them know how we can help.  Our number is 01246 231010.’