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Fareham workers put best feet forward for children’s charity

05 December 2011

Staff from Fareham-based Charles Church South Coast donned their trainers for this year’s Great South Run in Portsmouth to raise money for its nominated charity, Dreams Come True.

Dreams Come True is a national charity that supports seriously and terminally ill children by turning their dreams into reality and Charles Church has championed the work of the organisation for the past ten years.

Carla Durrant, sales administrator at Charles Church South Coast and the housebuilders’ team captain at the event, said: “We all felt pretty anxious on the lead up to the ten mile run however, when it came to the day the adrenaline kicked in and mixed with the atmosphere it gave all five of us a boost and we felt ready for the challenge ahead.

“The race itself was tough, mentally and physically but the cheers, especially from representatives from Dreams Come True, and the bands along the route, really did keep us going. The toughest point came when we hit the seafront about eight miles in when the wind and rain felt more prominent but knowing that we had raised lots of money for a great charity made it all worthwhile.

“There’s a real sense of camaraderie amongst everyone at Charles Church - not only did everyone involved have a fantastic day, but what’s more, we managed to raise £1,250 for the charity, which shows that doing just a little and pulling together as a team can provide a great result.”

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