Runners raise money to fight homophobic bullying

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London Frontrunners has raised almost £3500 to support Stonewall’s work tackling homophobic bullying in schools.

Helen Smethurst and Graham Kennedy, presidents of capital’s leading lesbian and gay running group, presented the gay charity a cheque for £3,457 to help Stonewall continue its Education for All campaigning work in schools.

The money was raised by London Frontrunners through its sponsorship of the 4th London Pride Run held in August.

Chris Gibbons, Stonewall’s senior education officer, said:

“We are very grateful to London Frontrunners for all the work they have done for us to help with our Education for All campaign work for the next year.

“Homophobic bullying in schools has a negative effect on the lives of many young lesbian and gay people, and with support from groups like London Frontrunners we can continue our crucial work to tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying.”

The running group has held other fundraising activities on behalf of Stonewall over the past 12 months including a panto in January and a cabaret night.

London Frontrunners, which has now raised a total of £11,000 for charity over the last few years, will also be raising funds for Stonewall through its latest panto, A Christmas Carol, to be held at the Drill Hall in central London on January 13th 2008.