Local comedian and Good Shepherd ambassador Jack Kirwan is to become Running Man in June to take part in the charity’s Miles Into Meals campaign to support the homeless and vulnerable.
Jack, most well-known for his very successful Gary Powndland character, is to run a mile a day during the month to support the fundraising campaign which is encouraging people to get active to support the Good Shepherd.
The charity are also staging a series of Thursday lunchtime walks to raise awareness of the work that they carry out, but for Jack, it will be a case of donning the running shoes every day to do his bit.
“I am very proud to be an ambassador of the Good Shepherd and am always keen to do what I can to help,” says Jack.
“It’s been a long time since I did any sort of running, so this will give me good motivation and a lot of discipline to make sure I stick to the challenge.
“It will be good for my physical and mental health to be doing some running every single day and hopefully it can also raise some funds for those who are vulnerable across the city.”
Jack, who grew up in the Scotlands in Wolverhampton, is a keen advocate of supporting the local community and, during the pandemic, set up a foodbank based at the ECC club to provide help to those in need.
He has also been a major help in terms of events involving the Good Shepherd, including attending and speaking at the Molineux Sleepout organised by Wolves Foundation, and organising a comedy night with friend and writing partner Andy McBurney which included Josh Pugh and Andy White performing at the ECC.
Good Shepherd CEO Tom Hayden, all set for his own ‘Miles Into Meals’ challenge by taking on the ‘Lakeland 3000s’, climbing the four biggest peaks in the Lake District at the end of next week, is hugely appreciative of Jack’s efforts.
Particularly as it comes at a busy time for the comedian who is taking to the stage at the Halls – formerly known as the Civic – on June 23rd.
“Like all of our ambassadors, Jack is always a really dedicated supporter of the Good Shepherd, and we are delighted he has come forward to take part in our Miles Into Meals campaign,” says Tom.
“For him to take the time to get back out there doing a mile a day, when he works full-time as well as performing at several gigs during the month, is something that we really appreciate.
“We wish him all the best, and hopefully it will raise plenty of funds and awareness for Miles Into Miles.”
To support Jack in his mile a day for Miles Into Meals, please visit his fundraising page by clicking here.
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