Epic marathon runners raise cash for The Brick

The Brick is calling on the community to come together to support two Marathon runners, who are looking to raise money, at the London Marathon in April for the charity.


Wendy Green, 53 a Funeral Director from Wigan and Chris Green, 49, an Assistant Manager at Wigan-based AEC, and originally from Leigh, are both taking on the London Marathon in April and Chris is set to run the Berlin Marathon, later this year, to raise money for The Brick.


Wendy has set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon after taking up running two years ago, when she took on the NHS ‘Couch to 5K’ programme with Robin Park Runners. Today Wendy is the run leader at the club.


Wendy said: “My training is going well. I run about 4 or 5 miles twice a week with the club, I do a Park Run on Saturdays, and so far, I’ve managed 17 miles. I’m planning to get my first 20-mile run done in the next couple of weeks. 


“I have chosen The Brick because it’s a local charity and the work they do is amazing!  Many individuals and families are struggling in this current cost of living crisis and if I can give someone a bed for the night, provide clean clothes for a child, or send a food parcel to a family then I’ll be more than happy. I just want to give something back to my own community.”


Chris Green started running in 2019, to help with his own well-being during a challenging time for his family. Chris also started running by taking on the ‘Couch to 5k’, and since then he has completed the Bolton Ironman and 3 Manchester Marathons. This year Chris is running in both the London and Berlin Marathon.


Chris said: “I am 9 weeks into a 16-week training programme for the London Marathon. My new personal goal is to complete 6 major Marathons over the next 10 years, including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Tokyo.


“I am part of the charity committee at my work, AEC, and every pound raised for the Brick, which is our charity of the year, will be matched by the Directors of the company. I am looking to raise as much money as possible for The Brick to help them to continue to provide the essential services that they do for so many in our community.”


Keely Dalfen, CEO at The Brick, said: “We are delighted that Wendy and Chris have chosen The Brick to raise money for by taking on the London Marathon. They are both putting in so much time and effort to train for the run, and I would call on the community to support them in any way they can, from cheering them on during their training through to supporting them by donating to their campaign.


“Every penny they raise goes directly to the individuals and families in our community that we work with, so me and all the team at The Brick, want to thank both Wendy and Chris for all they are doing.”

Show your support for Wendy and Chris’s amazing challenges by clicking the links below:


Sponsor Wendy at www.justgiving.com/page/wendy-green-1704839134246 

and Chris at https://www.justgiving.com/page/aec-charity-committee-1710353078085.