MARATHON EFFORT: Charity CEO completes solo 26-mile challenge raising £800 for the service
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MARATHON EFFORT: Charity CEO completes solo 26-mile challenge raising £800 for the service

THE leader of an Irish charity in London completed a solo marathon over the weekend to raise vital funds to support the organisation’s work.

Danny Maher, Chief Executive at Ashford Place in Cricklewood, north London, took to the streets on Sunday, May 3 to tackle the 26-mile challenge across the borough of Brent.

He has raised £882 so far, but hopes to reach his £1,000 target as the fund is still open to donations.

Ashford Place CEO Danny Maher crossing the finish line in Brent yesterday 
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Mr Maher, whose organisation provides a support network for those struggling with mental health, dementia, loneliness and homelessness, previously completed the London Marathon in 2017 and the Milton Keynes marathon in 2018.

As Ashford Place continues to provide vital services during the coronavirus crisis, Mr Maher took the challenge to help raise the necessary funds to support their work.

Despite lockdown restrictions on some of their projects, Ashford Place continues to provide clients with benefits advice and guidance and is engaging in telephone befriending with three hundred and thirty people while providing food parcel services, shop and drops, prescription collection, online arts groups, IT tuition and help liaising with banks and building societies.

You can still support Danny’s fundraising effort here.