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Cash Converters CEO raises thousands of pounds for north west charities

CEO of the UK’s leading second-hand retailer, Cash Converters, has raised more than £7,000 for north west veterans’ charities after running the MBNA Chester Marathon

Peter Hall, CEO of Cash Converters UK, the country’s leading second-hand retailer, has raised vital funds for two local veterans’ charities by running the MBNA Chester Marathon.

Completing the 26-mile race in a little over four hours, ex-Navy man Peter successfully raised £7,100 for two north west based charities – the Standing Tall Foundation and Broughton House Veteran Care Home.

The Standing Tall Foundation, founded by ex-military veteran and triple amputee Andy Reid MBE, is an official foundation partner of the Runcorn headquartered retailer and supports ex-servicemen and women who are dealing with social issues such as homelessness, debt management and mental health challenges.

The firm has previously donated a host of goods from their franchised stores to support veterans and vulnerable people finding accommodation through the charity. The foundation aims to support anyone facing hardships - with a particular focus on army veterans - helping them to effectively reintegrate into society.

Also supported by Peter was Salford-based Broughton House, an institution providing care and support for ex-forces members and their spouses since 1916.

Through Peter’s fundraising efforts, both charities will have additional funds to facilitate things such as bespoke drug and alcohol support, Armed Forces Support counselling sessions, resident entertainment and staff training programmes.

Speaking after his marathon fundraising effort, Cash Converters CEO Peter Hall said: “After the challenges of the past two years, I really do feel like I should use my position to give back. Putting on my trainers and getting out for a run fast-became an escape for me during lockdown, and I’m really pleased to have used my hobby to help others.

“We’ve worked with The Standing Tall Foundation for several years and we’re proud that Andy can use the money raised to continue supporting veterans in need of support.

“As an ex-Navy man, I was also delighted to be able to support Broughton House. Being from Salford originally, they seemed a natural fit and Andy and I were lucky enough to visit the home ahead of the run itself.

“Both of these charities are doing incredible things to support vulnerable people and communities in the north west and the generosity of the sponsorship I’ve received has been incredibly heart-warming. We look forward to continuing these charitable partnerships further – here’s to the next marathon!”