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.

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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.

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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.”

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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 hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Pictures courtesy of Jacob Reynolds Photography.
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