City charity boss's marathon double to help homeless

Published date: 18 October 2012 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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Robert Bisset (number 1405), chief executive of Chester Aid to the Homeless, in action during the Liverpool Marathon 

A CHARITY boss who ran two marathons just days apart is asking people to dig deep to help reach his fundraising target in aid of the homeless.

Robert Bisset, chief executive of Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH), successfully completed the Chester and Liverpool marathons within seven days of each other and in doing so has raised more than £300 in support of the homeless of Chester.

Mr Bisset’s target, however, is to raise at least £500 in support of CATH services.

The funds will also be used to help support Chester’s new foodbank resource which is soon to open in the city.

Speaking after his marathon feat, Mr Bisset, from Willaston, said: “It was tough and I had to dig in really hard to keep going, but I managed both and a lot of people were on hand to give me encouragement which I appreciated. Thanks to everyone who has supported me.”

The 58-year-old completed the Chester Marathon in four hours 30 minutes and the Liverpool Marathon in four hours 34 minutes.

To donate to the cause go to and visit Chester Aid to the Homeless.

Chester Aid to the Homeless was dealt a blow earlier this year when they discovered a total of £600,000 in funding would be cut from their budget by Cheshire West and Chester Council, leading to reduced services including those currently operating at the Harold Tomlins Centre.

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