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Cambridge father-of-two raises £2,500 at Windermere

Thursday 19 May 2022

A Cambridge father of two has raised £2,500 to fund vital services for children harmed by crime in his first ultra trail-marathon.

Chris Shadforth (41), from Cambridge, took part in the 47-mile challenge around Lake Windermere in the Lake District for Embrace Child Victims of Crime. He completed the course in 12 hours 33 minutes finishing 85th out of 390. Chris, director of external communications and brand for Cambridge University Press & Assessment, set himself an £1,000 fundraising target but he had already beaten that before taking his first step.

He said: “Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support. My quads were quite tight the day after and going downstairs is definitely harder now than any hill I faced!

“But any pain I’m feeling was all worth it because of the money raised for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

“I found out about this fantastic charity from my sister-in-law who is a police officer and sees, on a daily basis, the devastating impact crime has on young people. Knowing that by competing in this ultra marathon will enable the charity to support many more young people makes me very happy.”

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “Chris’s efforts have been exceptional and we are in awe! All the money he has raised will be spent on children in Cambridgeshire who have been harmed by crime. Big thanks for making such a difference!”

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