Skillcrown groundworker runs 13.1 miles for war charity

Swapping his steel toe-capped boots for trainers, and putting his best foot forward, Michael Skehan, a groundworker, here at Skillcrown recently took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.  Covering 13.1 miles through Central London, Michael ran the race of his life achieving an impressive time of 1.43.24 all for his chosen charity, War Child – which protects, educates and campaigns for the rights of children affected by war.

Beginning at Hyde Park, Michael put his recent love of running into practice as he joined the starting line along with over 16,000 other runners.  With his mind primarily focused on just reaching the finish in one piece, Michael set off on a route that took him through four of the capital’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

“It was a tough and busy race,” states Michael. “But I loved every minute and was proud to finish with a respectable time while raising over £200 for such a worthy cause.  War Child is quite a small charity so I wanted to help build awareness for them and raise as much money as I could.”

“We would like to congratulate Michael on his run and in such a quick time,” says Salik Osman, Managing Director at Skiilcrown. “Michael is still accepting donations on behalf of War Child, so we would like to show our support and encourage people to give a little to help him reach his £500 target. Well done Michael!”

To support Michael and War Child visit his charity page here

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