A YATE woman is to run this weekend's half-marathon in Bath for a special cause. 

Two brave runners will take on the run to raise funds for Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire. 

The runners will take on the challenge on Sunday, October 15 with all sponsorship money raised going towards the charity.

This will help the charity fund the renovation costs of its new home in Yate - allowing it to double the number of people it helps face-to-face.

The charity has secured a bigger premises at Badminton Court, Station Road, near Yate Railway Station, which will allow it to see many more clients at any one time.

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is an independent charity and in need of individual donations to help it meet its £30,000 fundraising goal.

Gazette Series: Yate's Krystal Jarvis to run this weekend's Bath Half-MarathonThe move is needed due to the highest demand for help the charity has seen in its 49-year history. 

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire helped 5,900 people in 2022-23 - a number 50 per cent higher than the year before.

One of the two runners - Krystal Jarvis, from Yate - previously ran for the charity earlier this year at the Great Bristol Run.

The team of runners at that event - measuring 10km in distance - raised more than £1,800.

Krystal has now been training hard to face the longer Bath half marathon.

Krystal, 35, a sales adviser, said: “I want to take part in the Bath Half for Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire to help raise awareness of their relocation fundraising.

“I feel the drop-in sessions are so important.

"Having the extra rooms and accessibility to offer this will be so valuable to those seeking advice.

“The training has been a major step up from the 10km plan.

"Overall It has helped improve my fitness and endurance, so it's a win win - getting to help a local charity at the same time.

“I am feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement but I am really looking forward to the event and completing the race while raising awareness of Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire.”