Runners go the extra mile for Rockinghorse

Brighton welcomed the ninth annual marathon to the city last Sunday, with thousands of people taking part to raise money for charity, in near-perfect running conditions.

17 runners took part for Rockinghorse, supported by our three dedicated cheering points along the 26.2-mile route through the city. Collectively they have raised over £12,000, with money still being donated, for our £100,000 Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) appeal – an incredible achievement!

Launched at Christmas, through our TMBU appeal, we aim to raise enough funds to provide a state-of-the-art digital X-ray imaging machine. The equipment will help in the treatment of premature babies at the specialist neonatal unit, which is based within the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Those running for Rockinghorse included parent Adam Howman and friends, dubbed the ‘Teddy’s Tribe’ team. They were running in memory of Adam’s son Teddy-Blue Howman, who spent time in the TMBU June last year and sadly passed away at just nine hours old. Together they have raised over £2,400 towards the appeal.

In addition to our Brighton Marathon runners, we also had four supporters taking part in the BM10k event, which was held prior. Together they have raised £875.

Hannah Seltzer, Challenge Events Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, said: “It was great to be involved in the Brighton Marathon again this year. We are so thankful to our supporters for committing to take part in the event to raise thousands of pounds for our TMBU appeal.”

If you’re keen on participating in future running events, we have partnered with Run 5.30 for the second year. Returning to Brighton on Friday 20 July, you’ll get to enjoy a 5.3km run through the city streets at 5.30am! To find out more, please click here.

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