Liam Ronan-Chlond, from mixed-use developer First Base, will be running the Havering Half Marathon, dressed-up as a dog, in tribute to the retired Romford greyhounds and RGOA, the charity that cares for them.
First Base are also sponsoring the Havering Half Marathon event, which starts in Hornchurch on the morning of Sunday 6th October.
First Base has been actively involved in Havering for a number of years, entering into a joint venture with the London Borough of Havering to deliver new homes, workspace, a new school and health services at Bridge Close in Romford. As part of these plans, improved connections to the station and a revitalised River Rom will also be delivered.
Liam Ronan-Chlond, Engagement Lead at First Base, said:
‘The Romford dogs is a much-loved local institution and we want to pay tribute to this and support the care that RGOA provides retired racing greyhounds.
‘It will be my first half marathon running in a dog suit, so I doubt I’ll be as quick as a greyhound, but hopefully I can raise a decent amount of money for this fantastic local cause.
‘Good luck to all the other runners and a big thanks to Havering MIND for bringing back this fantastic event.‘
Mary West, Spokesperson for RGOA, said:
‘We are extremely grateful for Liam running the half marathon on behalf of the RGOA.
‘The RGOA is an independent charity caring for Romford Retired Greyhounds and at any one time has 60 greyhounds in its kennels looking for their forever home.’