Brighton Half runners raise record amount!

Our Brighton Half Marathon participants have collectively raised over £20,000 for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit appeal!

73 people took part in the event for Rockinghorse, all braving the bitterly cold weather conditions to represent our charity and raise vital funds. £20,222 has been raised so far, with money still being donated through individuals Just Giving fundraising pages.

It’s the single biggest amount to be raised by our Brighton Half Marathon participants, making 2018 a record-breaking year! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the race, and to everyone who made a donation to our runners. All funds raised will go towards our £100,000 appeal for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU), which is based within the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

We’re raising funds to provide new digital X-ray imaging equipment for the specialist neonatal unit, which cares for almost 600 babies a year. The machine will provide staff at the TMBU with instant X-ray images and will significantly improve the overall experience of a preterm infant who typically requires multiple X-rays to be taken during their admission.

Rockinghorse chief executive Ryan Heal (pictured above), joined runners for the 13.1 mile race and praised them for their support. He said, “On behalf of the Rockinghorse team, we are so grateful for the support received at this year’s Brighton Half Marathon, which has seen a record number of participants join our cause.

“We’d also like to extend thanks to our volunteers who braved bitter temperatures to help us on the day, including Will and Julian from Reach Physiotherapy who were on site in the Rockinghorse tent at the charity village to give our runners a much-needed post-race massage. We are overwhelmed with the amount of money raised so far – thank you!”

We’re now looking to fill our final three Brighton Marathon places for the event on Sunday 15 April. Registration is £49 and we’re asking participants to raise £450 in sponsorship towards the TMBU appeal. To find out more, call us 01273 330044 or email

To view all the pictures from the day, courtesy of Stephen Johnson Photography, please click here.

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