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Age UK Richmond participated for the 3rd time in Richmond RunFest on the 11th and 12th of September. We are very fortunate to have recruited a strong team of runners who are helping us raise much needed funds so we can continue helping older people live healthier, happier and more independent lives in the borough.

If you wish, you can donate to their campaings on their individual JustGiving links below.

If you simply can't make a choice, you can donate on the general Age UK Richmond Just Giving page here

Meet Team Age UK Richmond!

Running Richmond Marathon
on 12th of September, Old Deer Park Richmond

Adam Roberts, 37.

Adam run a Marathon (42K) for Age UK Richmond and we are so grateful to him. He was committed to his training enduring lockdown and the weather, which has been very extreme at times for running long distances.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to support Age UK Richmond in their vision to make the borough a great place to grow older and am really impressed with the broad range of activities and services on offer. As the Covid-19 pandemic has very sadly highlighted, everyday activities such as shopping, socialising, exercise and meeting/making friends safely are things none of us should take for granted and kindness and compassion to others is fundamental. If I can help support in some small part through running then I'm delighted."

Show Adam your support here:
Running Richmond Half Marathon
on 12th of September, Old Deer Park Richmond

Stew Horne, 43.

Stew has supported Age UK Richmond for a number of years participating in RunFest. Although Stew suffered an injury recently, it hasn’t stopped him and he run a Half Marathon (21K) for the charity.

"I am married to Carol who works for Age UK Richmond in the Wellbeing Services team. I am running to support the vital services Age UK Richmond provide in the borough, that are needed now more than ever because of COVID."

Show Stew your support here:

Running Kew 10 kilometres
on 11th of September, Kew Gardens

Steve Thomas, 68.

Steve works as a part-time maths teacher for Hounslow Adult Education.

"I am married to Rita who works for Age UK Richmond in the Nightingale Service. We have 2 sons, both in their early twenties. We have lived in Richmond (St Margaret’s) for over 20 years. I am a regular parkrunner (Richmond Park) and have run 4 marathons - but the most recent one was 15 years ago! These days I run 10km, I ran the Kew 10k in May this year".


Show Steve your support here:

Aerin Seward, 37.

Aerin is a teacher at a local school.

"I am run for Age UK Richmond because COVID has had such a huge impact on older people. For many the pandemic has affected their mental health and Age UK Richmond can help through engagement and friendships. I run for my family and the local community."

Show Aerin your support here:

Dilek Polat Sesli, 51

Dilek is a business owner. She has been training hard for a few months, she is always optimistic and supportive. She takes her training with her wherever she goes, even on holiday, no excuses.

"Hiya, I am Dilek. On 11th of September I will be running 10k for Age UK Richmond. Each step I am taking during practice and on that day is for the older people in the borough and their wellbeing. Thanks for making it possible Age UK Richmond."

Show Dilek your support here:

Aydee Burke, 42.

Aydee works for Age UK Richmond as Head of Communications and Community Fundraising.

"I feel proud of being able to run for Age UK Richmond in September and support the work the charity do in the borough which makes a massive difference to many. I have never run long distances before and have been training since April this year. Sadly, in July COVID (breakthrough case) hit me but now that I have thankfully recovered from it, I have restarted my training. I am looking forward to the big day in September and I am grateful for your support!"

Show Aydee your support here:

Sara Wilcox, 45.

Sara works for Age UK Richmond as Dementia Friendly Richmond Coordinator, she is also a business owner.

"I have worked for Age UK Richmond since the start of 2019: it is a fantastic charity which provides a wide range of services, all staff go the extra mile for our clients and I love the Dementia friendly work I deliver through Age UK Richmond."

Show Sara your support here:

Gemma Foulds, 43.

Gemma is a busy mum, she lives locally and has provided invaluable support to the communtiy during the hard months of lockdown.

"I am running for Age UK Richmond to give a little back to the local community. The pandemic has impacted so many in so many ways, the community needs support more than ever. By running for this great cause I hope to help support local older people and reduce the social isolation some have been going through."

Show Gemma your support here:

Sophie Larcombe, 46.

Sophie is an administrator, she took to running during lockdown but it has now become an activity she truly enjoys.

"Hi, I'm Sophie and I am running for Age UK Richmond for all the important work they do for local older people and the lifelines they offer to those on their own. I am proud to run for Age UK Richmond."

Show Sophie your support here:

Thank you for your support and good luck to our runners!


If you are interested or need to find out more contact or 020 3816 0038.