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Members of local charity, Camphill Village Trust (CVT), competed in last weekend’s Bridge 2 Bridge Event, a 34 mile relay race from Bridgnorth to Stourbridge, to celebrate the launch of their new service, CVT Shared Lives, and the move into new offices at Eagle House on the Stourbridge ring road.

On a cold and wet Saturday morning, Kate Morgan, Dean Barnshaw, Scott Paterson and Ingo Kresse (pictured L-R) ran their respective legs, which trailed the scenic pathways along the River Severn, from Bridgnorth to The Ship Inn at Highley, then onto Dog Lane in Bewdley, where the route changed course and followed the Stourport Link Canal, passing by, The Lock Pub at Wolverley, and finishing at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. The CVT Shared Lives team finished in a time of 5:40 hrs, however the winning solo runner completed the course in 4:16 hrs.

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Registered Manager for CVT Shared Lives, Kate Morgan, said ‘The race has capped off a really busy week for CVT, not only have we moved into new offices as we continue to expand our services across the region, but we were also featured on BBC Midlands Today last Thursday, promoting the development of our new Shared Lives Scheme in partnership with Dudley MBC.

I only started running a couple of months ago, so this has been a real challenge for me, however the views of the river and running alongside the Severn Valley Steam Railway made it all worthwhile.

We’ve had a good response from the TV story  but we are still very keen to hear from local households who are interested in becoming Shared Lives Carers and how you can be paid to support someone with additional needs in your own home. If people wish to find out more, please contact us at www.cvt.org.uk/sharedlives  or call on 01384 597264.’

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