Tummy-busting charity run will see Hackney vicar dressed as Angel Gabriel

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:00 15 January 2014

Father Rob in his Angel Gabriel outfit

Father Rob in his Angel Gabriel outfit


A Hackney vicar will don star glasses, a blonde wig and golden wings when he dresses up as the Angel Gabriel for a tummy-busting charity run.

Father Rob, the rector at St John in Hackney, in Lower Clapton Road, wants to raise at least £1,000 for the Children’s Society when he completes the Bupa 10K run in May.

“The Angel Gabriel has great sparkle, the glasses are star shaped to show that sense of sparkle and the sense of excitement,” he said.

“He spoke to Mary to say she would give birth to Jesus in the scriptures.

“Because he brought that good news he is ass with the bringing of good news, and I think the Children’s Society is good news for children.”

Over 41 per cent of children are living in poverty according to the Children’s Society, which works to tackle the root causes.

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