A runner from York has raised £1,300 to help beat homelessness in the city by running 100 kilometres for charity. Hannah Titmas from Holgate completed ten 10km runs in ten months in aid of Restore, which provides homes to people in York who would otherwise be homeless. Hannah said: “I was chatting with a friend around Christmas 2017 and we wanted to do something in 2018 that would challenge us. We came up with the idea of doing ten 10k runs and decided that we could also raise money for a good cause. I knew about Restore through friends and my church, St Paul’s, so I decided to raise funds for them.
“My initial target was £500 but I had reached that before the second run, so upped the target to £1,000 and in the end we raised a bit more than that. “All of the runs were proper organised events. We did one in Sheffield and one in Hull but most of them were in or around York.”
Barrie Stephenson, chair of Restore, said: “What Hannah has done is absolutely fantastic and will help us to one day realise our vision of a York where everybody has a home, where those who have been homeless before are rebuilding their lives and where the city works together to beat the underlying causes of homelessness. We are hugely grateful to Hannah and everyone who sponsored her.”
Restore was founded in 2010 and provides homes to people who have been homeless and who would otherwise remain so. It has eight properties in York and 31 tenants and has helped around 120 people in the past nine years.