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Introducing the Embrace Royal Parks team

The Royal Parks half marathon is a key date in our fund-raising calendar and we’re delighted to introduce ‘Team Embrace’ 2019.

On Sunday 13 October, and wearing our eye-catching running jerseys, our runners will be raising both awareness and funds to support young victims of crime as they make their way through central London.

Our Royal Parks team 2019 includes:

– Jimmy Adams, a head chef from St Ives, Cambridgeshire
– Claire Ruditis, a Police Constable and front line officer for Bedfordshire Police
– Emma Pitts, a Detective Inspector for the Beds, Herts, Cambs Major Crime Unit
– Dani Bailey, a Detective Inspector for Bedfordshire Police
– Hannah Bennett, Police Staff, Eastern Region
– Laura Bagshaw, a Senior News Officer with Norfolk Police
– Philippa Marshall, a Change Analyst for Commscope, Saltaire in West Yorkshire
– Ruben Van Schalkwyk, a Security Operations Manager EMEA for Aon
– Cheryl Oxley, a Chief Clinical Scientist in Cardiology
– Nick Chapman, a Courier from St Ives, Cambridgeshire
– Chloe Raw, a Fundraising and Social Media Manager for Embrace CVoC

The central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

All money raised will help us deliver vital support to children across the UK impacted by serious crime access to counselling, practical support and well-being activities.

This year, 4 members of the team are from Bedfordshire Police, which has raised more than £100,000 for Embrace in recent years. We reinvest these funds to help child victims of crime in the county.

Dani Bailey, a Detective Inspector for Bedfordshire Police said: “I am really looking forward to running alongside my colleagues from Bedfordshire Police, it is great to see such support from our force this year with many hundreds of pounds raised for this extremely worthy cause.”

With more than 16,000 runners expected to take part in this years Royal Parks Half Marathon – our team will definitely receive lots of support along the way. Embrace will also be hosting a hospitality stand after to race to welcome our team home.

Chief Executive Anne Campbell said: “We are truly grateful to all of our fund-raisers who are now in serious training to complete this iconic race. We’ll be there to cheer them on along the way and to celebrate their success – please take the time to read their stories and support their efforts.”

Any donation, no matter how small, can help to make a difference. Visit their fund-raising pages at:

Jimmy Adams –

Claire Ruditis –

Emma Pitts –

Dani Bailey –

Hannah Bennett –

Laura Bagshaw –

Philippa Marshall –

Ruben Van Schalkwyk –

Cheryl Oxley –

Chloe Raw + Nick Chapman –

Join Team Embrace for the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon

We’re seeking team members who would like to join Team Embrace for the Royal Parks Half Marathon next year.

If you would like to join our team and support children and families affected by serious crime we would love to hear from you.

Our charity-bonded places will be available on a first come, first served basis on the understanding that each participant will raise a minimum of £350 in return for the place plus a £25 registration fee.

For everyone who secures a place on our team, you will receive a branded team jersey and have dedicated fundraising officer on hand to answer any queries, ensuring a stress free race day.

So what are you waiting for? Join Team Embrace today!

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