Vicar’s letter – April 2018

Dear Friends

“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
Hebrews 12:1

I will be running to raise a minimum of £250 for the Snowdrop Project which exists to empower survivors of human trafficking to live lives that are no longer defined by their past.

I last ran the Sheffield half marathon in my teens (just) on Sunday 17th June 1984. My time then was 2 hours 18 minutes and 35 seconds. There’s photo evidence of me crossing the finish line. I’m looking to beat that time and hopefully get closer to the 2 hour mark.
Recovery from human trafficking is an ongoing process. The Snowdrop Project which is based in Sheffield is the first charity in the UK to provide long-term support for survivors of human trafficking once they leave the safe house. Through one-to-one casework, befriending, community activities, trauma therapy and house renovations, we empower survivors to move towards living independently in the community.

I’m in training most days, even in the cold and snow, but love snowdrops and this project appeals to me as it’s the least recognizable of all the charities associated with the Sheffield Half Marathon and does such good work with extremely vulnerable people.

I am very much looking forward to the challenge and hope you will support me by asking how I’m doing with my training. Any kind donations no matter how big or small would mean a lot to me and the Snowdrop Project. You can donate via this link. Thank you to those who have already donated … it means a lot.


Reverend Gary



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