With New Years’ resolutions still fresh in the mind, a team of 19 wannabe athletes from Milton Keynes based Transport Systems Catapult, ran through the night to raise money for local charity ‘Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes’. The team kept two treadmills on the go for a period of 24 hours from midday on the 28th January through to midday 29th January, ‘The Gym’ at Central Milton Keynes train station was kind enough to host the team efforts.
‘Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes’ provides supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be sleeping rough during the extreme winter months between late November and mid-March each year. It works in partnership with several Milton Keynes churches that provide their facilities free of charge. A large team of volunteers from across the city come together to cook nutritious meals and provide a friendly safe environment each evening.
Speaking before the event Lyndsay Kennedy, Technologist at Transport Systems Catapult said ‘Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes do an amazing job in the coldest months helping those are sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes. The two running teams are looking forward to the challenge and will be sweating their socks off to raise as much money as possible for the cause’.
Linda Ward, Marketing and Fundraising Volunteer at WNSMK says ‘Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes is delighted with this initiative, it’s a fun and ingenious way of raising money – we will certainly put the funds to good use’.
For more information on WNSMK please visit www.winternightsheltermk.com