Ben Jones

Ben and Dan are taking part in the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 19th May in aid of L’Arche UK. Please support them with this amazing challenge

Ben, and his son Dan, have been associated with L’Arche for a few years now. Initial awareness came through reading Henri Nouwen’s books and - more personally - through Dan’s Granny organising Faith & Light events in Kent, which her daughter attended.

More recently they have enjoyed closer involvement with L’Arche in Manchester, chiefly through sponsored runs. Ben has run a few Manchester 10ks as part of “Team L’Arche”, and in 2015 he ran the Rome marathon in the famous orange t-shirt to raise funds.

Dan is a very recent runner who, despite not much training, seems to eat up the miles, which is maddening for his dad! This is Dan’s first half marathon; indeed, he has not even run an official 10k before!

Despite their differences in age, running experience … and willingness to train, they share a love of running, and of the excitement and honour that being part of Team L’Arche brings. But it is not primarily about that; at heart it is about helping to raise awareness of, and funds for, this hugely valuable and life-enhancing charity.

Ben Jones