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Canterbury volunteer raises hundreds for Strode Park

Bethany Harris, with one of the centre's residents, Arron Clark
Bethany Harris, with one of the centre’s residents, Arron Clark

A £300,000 therapy pool for a Disability Centre may seem like a big ask for local fundraisers, but that hasn’t stopped Canterbury volunteer Bethany Harris from trying.

Beth, who’s 20, will be running a half marathon and performing a charity sky dive on behalf of the Strode Park Foundation.

Speaking to the Times, Beth said she hoped to raise thousands to contribute to the pool fund, which the foundation has been raising money for for 18 months.

“When I heard about the pool, I just wanted to help; it’s so important to improve the lives of these vulnerable people.”

So far, Strode Park has raised £222,000, leaving £78,000 to raise. Beth has set herself the ambitious target of £5,000. So far, she has raised £350.

“This money will improve the lives of everyone here, both in terms of treatment, and quality of life. I want people to know how much work the foundation does.”

Beth will be running the Ashford Half Marathon this Sunday, April 19, with her skydive following in the summer. To donate to Bethany, click here.