Runner raises funds for local charity

Paul Herbert of Greenvale after completing the Great Eastern Run

Paul Herbert of Greenvale after completing the Great Eastern Run - Credit: Archant

Fen charity FACET has been given a donation of £300 thanks to a charity run by a local businessman.

Paul Herbert, a business process designer from Greenvale AP based at Floods Ferry, March, took part in the Great Eastern Run to raise funds for local charity FACET.

Mr Herbert achieved his aim of finsishing in less than two hours and crossed the finishing line in 1:52:30.

Conditions were tough but running for such a good cause kept him going, he said.

FACET is one of three charities to be supported this year by Greenvale which takes many different forms, including business development advice,,partnership involvement and orders for some of the goods and services provided by the charity.

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Linda Ingram, FACET’s chief executive officer said the charity will use the money raised towards the purchase of a computer-aided design CNC machine for the Woodwork Shop, which costs in the region of £8,800.

The machine will cut out large numbers of smaller items which are currently produced by hand, and so will save time and money as well as help the charity to meet the level of demand for what they make.

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FACET’s students, all of whom have learning and other disabilities, will then be able to assemble and paint the items, which can then go on sale to the public to generate much needed income.

FACET still needs to raise another £3,000 to meet their fundraising target, but hopes to be in a position to complete the purchase by the end of December.

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