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Friends raise more than £7,500 running the London Marathon for Redbridge charity

PUBLISHED: 15:37 25 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 25 April 2016

Three friends ran the marathon for Redbridge Jewish Community Centre: Left to right, Adam, Liam and Josh

Three friends ran the marathon for Redbridge Jewish Community Centre: Left to right, Adam, Liam and Josh

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Three friends who ran in this year’s London Marathon raised thousands of pounds for a charity in the borough.

Josh running part of the 26.2 mile courseJosh running part of the 26.2 mile course

Liam Stein, Adam Goldman and Josh Wynne completed the 26.2 miles in aid of Redbridge Jewish Community Centre (RJCC) and between them collected more than £7,500 in donations.

It was Josh’s first marathon and he managed to run the course in an impressive four hours.

He said: “The atmosphere on the day was absolutely fantastic.

“Canary Wharf was a personal favourite – I felt like I flew round there with the crowds.”

Josh having a pit stop while talking to presenter Gabby LoganJosh having a pit stop while talking to presenter Gabby Logan

Liam, who ran the race in four hours and seven minutes, explained why he was running the marathon for RJCC and said he spent a lot of time at the centre in Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge, when he was growing up.

“I saw first hand the tireless work they do for families and the entire Jewish community,” he added.

“My late grandma Loretta Karbaron was a volunteer for many years, running a discussion group, and was also a bereavement counsellor – I want to raise money to help continue to fund similar projects across London and the south east.”

Adam finished the marathon in four hours and five minutes and said the charity is close to his heart.

“I volunteered for Jewish Care for three years and also saw what a wonderful job they do for the community, both young and old,” he said.

“Everyone associated with the charity has one common goal of helping people, and I see that help being a valuable support to my grandparents – I am hoping to raise as much money as I can.”

To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoshuaWynne, uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Liam.Stein1 or uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AdamGoldman1


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