Our marathon megastars!
Rockinghorse runners who took part in the Brighton Marathon have raised thousands of pounds to help make life better for sick children in Sussex.
32 runners took part in the 26 mile course last Sunday (17 April), which stretched from Shoreham power station to Ovingdean, to raise just over £20,000 – an incredible amount of money!
As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton, we raise money for items necessary to every child’s treatment; from furnishings and toys for the wards through to cutting-edge diagnostic machines and life-saving medical equipment. We also provide vital support to the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Haywards Heath.
Stan Grenier (pictured above left) is one of the runners who has helped to raise thousands of pounds for our cause. Originally setting out to meet a target of £500, Stan has surpassed that amount and raised an incredible £4,900. His decision to run for Rockinghorse is largely down to his daughter Chloë, who has received treatment at the Alex over the past few years.
Hannah Seltzer, Events Fundraising Co-ordinator at Rockinghorse, expressed her thanks to all of the runners. She said: “Our Brighton Marathon runners have gone above and beyond to support Rockinghorse and raise a huge amount of money. We are so grateful for their amazing support and dedication to our cause, helping us fund ongoing projects at the Alex, TMBU and SCBU.”
We’re looking for supporters to sign up to both the Brighton Marathon and Brighton Half Marathon in 2017. To register your interest, call us on 01273 330044 or email email@example.com.