Hammer marathon raises funds for group

3 Apr, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone
Hammers for work and support founder Neil  Taylor is running a half marathon to raise money for his group and charities.
Supporters can donate to Neil’s £2,000 target, which already stands at £1,700 at https://www.gofundme.com/f/neils-half-marathon
His group was founded in the COVID pandemic that affected everyone in 2020, both directly and indirectly.

Many businesses and individuals struggled to make ends meet during the periods of lockdown when closures and reduced custom led to companies closing and many people either finding their jobs no longer existed or being made redundant.

West Ham United supporters were among those whose lives were turned upside down. and, when the Government imposed a national lockdown, lifelong Hammers Danny Padrucker and Neil Taylor decided to take direct action in June 2020.

The duo, who are both from Newham and have supported the Club for many decades, set up the ‘Hammers for Work and Support’ Facebook group to provide support and employment for their fellow Hammers and their families across east London and beyond.

The Facebook group has grown to have nearly 19,000 members over the last three years and has been joined by a Twitter account with 9,000 followers, and a website.

Over 400 people have found work through the group so far


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  1. Many thanks Sean and also to all those that have supported our group and this forthcoming event


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