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George takes on the half marathon challenge - could you?

Thursday 5th October 2017

George runningThis 15th October, our fantastic supporter George McGovern will be dusting off his running shoes to take part in the Birmingham Half Marathon to help us continue supporting thousands of families with disabled children.

George said: "I have decided to run the Birmingham Half Marathon and raise money for Contact for a second time as my younger brother is severely autistic and the charity supported my family on many occasions when he was younger.

"They particularly supported my parents who were his full-time carers and used the service a lot. My brother is now at a full-time residential care but we haven't forgotten about all the valuable support and advice Contact gave us."

We are incredibly proud of George's hard work and are wishing him all the best of luck at the half marathon. If you'd like to support him, please visit George's Just Giving Page.

There are lots of ways that you can support our work - from taking part in one of our fundraising events to organising a pub quiz or cake sale.

If you're feeling inspired, please contact our events team on 02076088786 or email us at fundraising@contact.org.uk