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Tata Steel worker takes on race challenge for Save the Family

A HOLYWELL man is putting on his running shoes to raise money for Northop Hall-based homeless charity Save the Family.

Ian Kulkowski is hoping to raise £400 when he takes on the 26-mile Chester Marathon on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who is a commercial accountant with Tata Steel in Shotton, says he hasn’t run a marathon before but hopes his training regime will see him finish the race.

He said: “It’s a great cause and I hope to get somewhere in the region of £300-£400 worth of sponsorships. I haven’t set myself any goals other than finishing.”

Angella Rawsthorne, fundraising co-ordinator at Save the Family, who is also running the marathon, said: “We’re delighted that Ian’s decided to support the charity in this way. All the cash we raise enables children to stay with their parents if their family becomes homeless, rather than facing the alternative of entering local authority care.”

Situated in 10 acres of woodland, Save the Family’s Plas Bellin Hall provides emergency accommodation for 24 families at any one time.