First Base run Havering Half Marathon and raise cash for Romford Greyhound charity

First Base Engagement Lead, Liam Ronan-Chlond, completed the Havering Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October… dressed-up as a dog.

This was in tribute to the retired Romford greyhounds and over £1,000 was raised for the RGOA, the charity that cares for and re-homes these hardworking local hounds.

First Base also sponsored the Havering Half Marathon event and have been actively involved in the borough 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.

“I was relieved to cross the finish line, after running in a dog suit for over two and a half hours, but it was completely worth it to raise over one thousand pounds for the retired Romford racing greyhounds charity, the RGOA.”

“As investors in Romford, we’re proud to have taken part in this fantastic event and pleased to have raised money for such a worthwhile local cause.”

“A huge well done to the organisers for such a successful event and congratulations to all the other runners who took part and made the day so special!

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.”