A group of friends have raised thousands for Sutton Night Watch after enduring a half marathon at night.

Lee, Ryan, Lawrence and Elliot - decided to run a marathon to raise vital funds for equipment needed by the charity.

The four friends ran 13-miles on Sunday, March 28, in the hopes to smash their £2500 target.

Their friend Phil also ran 13-miles the night before due to work commitments. 

Lee Smith said: "It was a tough night, but who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others.

"This is why we really wanted to support Sutton Night Watch, who are always there for the less fortunate, offering the support they need."

SNW fundraiser

SNW fundraiser

The group have raised £3850 at the time of publishing.

A spokesperson for Sutton Night Watch said: "Every penny raised from this amazing event is coming directly to Sutton Night Watch and will be used to help us as we continue to provide support to our service users.

"We are hopeful we will be able to purchase some outdoor heaters and a cabin, which will enable us to continue and expand the services we provide to some of the most vulnerable in our area."

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