PEOPLE in Ealing are being urged to get their trainers out and join the Race Against Hunger in support of anti-poverty charity, the Trussell Trust.

From experienced runners to complete novices, everyone is encouraged to run, jog or walk, on Saturday, April 1, and help raise funds for food banks in the UK.

The charity, which supports a network of more than 1,300 food banks – including seven in Ealing borough - reports that, between April and September last year, 320,000 people turned to a food bank for the first time.

Fund-raisers can plan their own route and take on the event at a time that suits them. People joining the event will get training guides, a T-shirt and ribbon armband to wear on the day.

Actor and writer Ben Willbond is taking part in Race Against Hunger for the second time.

He said: “It really does feel like more than a run. You’re part of a movement for change to create a more just society where food banks are a thing of the past.”