Marathon runner Stephen Thompson with winning T-Shirt design
Local charity SPIN has a runner in this year’s London Marathon raising money for the club. Stephen Thompson, son of the charity’s secretary, will be running to raise money on 24 April.

Club members were invited to take part in a competition to create a design for the back and front of the T-shirt to be worn in the race. The 2 winners were Paul Randay, whose design will appear on the front of the T-shirt, and Kerri Wyatt, whose design will appear on the back.

Winning design number two for the back of the T-shirt

For anyone who would like to help by donating money to SPIN, a ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page has been set up to receive sponsor donations for the Marathon. The website address is as follows:

An additional site has been created which will accept donations at all other times throughout the year. This is: .

ASDA foundation presents cheque for £200

Cheque from ASDA
When SPIN was nominated as a charity, ASDA in Tamworth was asked to support and they very kindly agreed.

Collection boxes were put out in the store for SPIN and the other charities and customers could ask for a token at the end of their shopping to put into the charity box of their choice. The SPIN box actually had to be emptied once because it gained so many tokens!

At the end of the specified quarter SPIN was one of the charities that got the most tokens, so we were given £200, which was the share of the amount given out by ASDA each quarter.

A big thanks to ADSA and all those shoppers who chose us for their token!

In the picture are Rachel Drinkall, Sylvia Geldard, Charlotte Mawdesley, the Asda manager and Nathan Baldwin.