Thousands raised by our half marathon runners

It was a day of unseasonably warm weather for the 2019 Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday, where an incredible 12,000 people took part in the event.

We had nearly 40 Rockinghorse runners participating, in an effort to raise funds. Together, they raised an amazing £10,500 – with money still being donated on individual Just Giving fundraising pages!

We’ve partnered with Chalkhill Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit, and throughout the 2019 marathon season, we’re focussing our support on young people with mental health illnesses in Sussex.

Funds raised by our Brighton Half Marathon runners will be donated to the Rockinghorse Activities Programme at Chalkhill. Launched in 2015, the project complements the clinical work of the unit, alongside its education programme. The scheme provides young patients with leisure activities on and off site, as well as the opportunity to take part in, and try new things.

Hannah Seltzer, our challenge events fundraising manager, said: “With the wonderful support of our Brighton Half Marathon runners, we are well on our way to funding another year of the Rockinghorse Activities Programme, which has proven to be vital in the recovery of young people suffering from mental health problems. We can’t thank our runners enough for their fundraising achievements.”

Rockinghorse CEO, Ryan Heal, also took part in the race, finishing in just over two hours. He was joined by the charity’s appeal and trusts fundraising manager, Louise Bartha, who finished the race in two-and-a-half hours.

Chalkhill is the county’s only mental health inpatient unit for young people, and with the support of Rockinghorse, is able to provide an activities programme to help young patients recover from serious mental health conditions. To find out more about the Rockinghorse Activities Programme at Chalkhill, please click here.

We still have a few places remaining for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14 April. To register your interest, please call us on 01273 330044 or email hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

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