Harlesden man raises thousands for charity by running the Brighton Half Marathon

Quentin Heal from Harlesden has run the Brighton Half Marathon or charity

Quentin Heal from Harlesden has run the Brighton Half Marathon or charity - Credit: Archant

A kind-hearted runner from Harlesden has raised thousands of pounds for a children’s charity by taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday.

Quentin Heal took completed the 13.1 mile run in support of Thai Children’s Trust - a year after taking up running for the first time.

So far he has raised £3,250 for the charity which provides a safe home and an education to 4,000 children across Thailand with HIV/Aids, children with disabilities, children at risk and refugee children.

The 42-year-old said: “This is the first race I have competed in. Before doing the Brighton Half Marathon I wasn’t a runner. I began running a year ago and worked up to training four times a week.

“I decided to do the race as I am keen to raise awareness of Thai Children’s Trust. One of my close friends is very involved with the charity and I am very impressed with the work it carries out. It has helped and is continuing to help many children in tough situations across Thailand.”

To make a donation visit Mr Heal’s Just Giving page here.

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