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Bath time for Gerald: Liveryman raises funds for Master’s Million

Published on: 7 March 2019

Never having run a marathon, nor indeed anything like it before, it could be said that Liveryman Gerald Shortland may be biting off more than he can chew…or, perhaps more appropriately, running before he can walk!

Teach First’s Run the River
Gerald Shortland (pictured second from left) after competing in Teach First’s Run The River – he’s obviously got the running bug!

Gerald, who admits his effort might be regarded as “a bit lame,” will have his first experience of distance running at the Bath Half Marathon being held, surprise surprise, in Bath on Sunday 17th March.

Gerald serves on the Livery’s Development and Interior Design Committee as well as overseeing our Charity Committee’s excellent working relationship with Teach First, one of our long term beneficiaries.

He is aiming to raise £1,000 for the important Master’s Million Appeal Fund, commenting:

I want to support the Master’s Million because it’s vital that the refurbished Butchers’ Hall is a Livery Hall which we can all be proud of and are able to pass on to future generations.

Future Liverymen should be in a position to experience the privileges and fellowship we’ve enjoyed

Liveryman Gerald Shortland
Liveryman Gerald Shortland


Congratulations to Gerald on running and completing the Bath Half Marathon for the Master’s Million Fund.

In recording a very respectable 2:01:04 Gerald said: “I would have been quicker but had to stop to retie a shoelace.”

Without breaking a stride Gerald told us he’d thoroughly enjoyed the event but enjoyed raising nearly £500 for Butchers’ Hall even more.

Well done Gerald.

We’re pleased to give coverage here to any Liveryman raising funds for the Master’s Million – don’t be shy in coming forward and we encourage you to help raise as much money as you can – thank you.

You can support Gerald in his efforts and the WCB by donating at the Just Giving page.


We are calling on all Liverymen of the WCB to help our Butchers’ Hall refurbishment fund. Please help in any way you can.

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