Maya’s charity run

A FRENCHAY woman has raised more than £400 for a charity helping people through the cost of living crisis.

Maya Prowse-Hall is an advisor for Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire, which has launched an appeal to raise £30,000 to pay for renovating and equipping its new building in Yate, where it is moving so it can double the number of people it can help face-to-face each week.

The charity provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone from South Gloucestershire who needs its help.

Maya was one of a team who ran in October’s Bath Half Marathon to help the appeal.

She was set a target of £200 but more than doubled it, having raised £425 as the Voice went to press.

Maya, 25, completed the run in an hour and 55 minutes.

She said: “I can confidently say that I felt incredibly uncomfortable the entire way. Normally I really enjoy most of a run – especially event runs – but Sunday was one of those days where I felt incapable.

“The atmosphere was incredible – it really does spur you on.

“I would do it again, but I would do more training!”

Maya’s fundraising page can be found at

People can get help from Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire by calling 0808 278 7947 or visiting