Rachel is Going the Extra Mile for Step by Step

  • 9 September 2021

Not only is Rachel a Supported Lodgings Host for Step by Step, she’s also running the London Marathon for us.

Rachel has been running for many years and this will be her second London Marathon. She started her training three months ago and recently took part in the Southampton Half Marathon in preparation. She’s hoping to raise £500 to help support vital services for young people going through hard times.

“As a Host for Step by Step I can see first-hand the importance of the support that they offer to young people,” says Rachel. “By running for them I can also raise awareness of the charity and hopefully inspire other people to consider becoming Hosts.”

Rachel and her family have been involved in our Supported Lodgings service for 9 months, having fostered new born babies for many years before that.

“I thought I would like to be involved in the next stage and help those who are leaving care. I felt that we could offer a caring and supportive home and help a young person move on to independence. The best thing is seeing our lodger blossom into an independent young man.”

The London Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd October 2021. If you would like to sponsor Rachel, please visit her JustGiving page.

Rachel is running the 2021 London Marathon for Step by Step