Marathon Health and parkrun need running shoes to help the homeless

SHOES FOR THE HOMELESS: Paul Koscar, Steven Vollebergh, Anna Arrow and Shellie Burgess, from Marathon Health.

SHOES FOR THE HOMELESS: Paul Koscar, Steven Vollebergh, Anna Arrow and Shellie Burgess, from Marathon Health.

For the month of March, Marathon Health and Bathurst and Dubbo parkrun are collecting pairs of running shoes to donate to Shoes for Planet Earth.

It’s the second year Marathon health and parkrun have been involved in collecting shoes, which will help homeless people not only in Bathurst but the region.

“We had tremendous success with this program last year and this year we hope to donate even more,” Stephen Jackson, Marathon Health CEO said.

“I have a couple of pairs of shoes at home to donate. These community initiatives originate from ideas our caring staff have, and my executive team and I are very proud to support these campaigns,” he added.

Last year Marathon Health and Dubbo parkrun donated almost 100 pairs of shoes to Wattle Tree House in Bathurst and the Clontarf Academy, Indigenous Marathon Project and Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre in Dubbo.

This year the donations will be presented to the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and the Bathurst Emergency Homeless Shelter in the hopes they will encourage people no matter their circumstance, to exercise.

Donations can be made at Marathon Health office at 265 Durham St, from Monday to Friday or on Saturday mornings at 8am at Bicentennial Park – Bathurst parkrun.

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