Edgware runner raises cash for charity with community spirit

23 July 2015

28 year-old Edgware resident Andrew Cohen is calling on couch-bound Londoners to join him as he takes on the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for Norwood this October.

The 13.1 mile route will cover four of central London’s stunning Royal Parks – St. James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, passing Buckingham Palace and the Admiralty Arch.

Andrew decided to ‘play his part’ and raise money for Norwood, a Stanmore-based charity that supports almost 7,000 vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities across London and the South East. He said: "I’ve known about Norwood all my life, they’re a truly wonderful organisation, doing great things locally."

"Just last week I was in a shop in Hendon and I told the shopkeeper I was running a half marathon for Norwood. It turned out that his son benefits from Norwood’s services, which really shows the difference this charity makes in our community."

With only three months to go, Andrew is stepping up his training regime. His fundraising efforts, however, have got off to such a good start he’s already increased his fundraising target. "I’ve raised almost £800, much more than I expected. Now I want to get it well past four figures."

The race will take place on Sunday 11 October 2015. To register, go to www.norwood.org.uk/challenges. To sponsor Andrew, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewCohen2