Lincolnshire man goes extra mile in fundraising drive for local charities

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A Lincolnshire man has raised over £1,000 for charity after taking part in a number of gruelling challenges over the last year.

Jas Sandhu successfully ran through the pain barrier in races such as the Rat Race, Newark Airfield Anarchy and the Nottingham Marathon, as well as other half-marathons and 10K races.

He raised a total of £1274.62 for homeless charity The Nomad Trust and Lincolnshire YMCA.

Jas said: “No one should be homeless in these times, it is such a sad sight to see people sleeping rough, and I wanted to make a difference locally.

“I’m not a runner – the most I had run prior to this was the Lincoln 10K, so this was a real challenge.

“The Rat Race was 200 obstacles over 20 miles and by the end every muscle in my body was aching, with numerous cuts, grazes and bruises.

“But if you can push yourself out of your comfort zone, you learn so much about yourself and it builds confidence and character. It’s a win-win for the individual and the charity.”

Project manager for The Nomad Trust, Brenda Wilson, added: “To receive such a large donation is fantastic – knowing the money was raised through one individual’s willingness to endure and achieve an ambitious, physical target for a good cause is really inspirational.”