Community Champions

Not for drips… plumbing firm sponsors half marathon

Written by Peter Davison .

Debbie WilliamsFrom running taps to running 13 miles, a plumbing firm has lent its support to Chippenham half marathon.

John Williams Heating Services will be the official sponsor of the event, which takes places on Sunday, September 10 from 9.30am.

Co-owner Debbie Williams said: “We are thrilled to be involved with this important community event once again. The Chippenham Half Marathon has long been recognised as one of the best of its kind in the UK and this year will be no exception.”

The half marathon starts in Chippenham town centre and then goes through local villages including Stanley, the Tythertons and Langley Burrell finishing at Chippenham Sports Club. It’s also race 8 in the Wiltshire Road League for 2017.

The event’s official charity this year is The Rise Trust which manages children centres across North Wiltshire supporting families in need or crisis.

Since 2008, the event has raised over £70,000 for charity. Runners are also able to fundraise for charities of their own choice.