I've lived and worked in and around Bath for over a decade now. It's a city famed for its Roman baths, Georgian architecture, Christmas markets (and rugby). But it's a city also home to some surprising statistics:

20% of children in Bath live in poverty. Twerton is in the top 10% most deprived areas in the UK, and Whiteway is in the bottom 1% in the country in its provision of education and training for children & young people.

I'm running the Bath Half to raise money for the Bath Rugby Foundation. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the poorest and most affluent areas, and build a positive, supportive community in Bath and the surrounding area. Will Pope