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With only a few weeks to go until Brighton’s first major running event of the year, Chestnut Tree House has some sought after charity places up for grabs for supporters who fancy lacing up their running shoes on Sunday 23 February 2020.
Starting and finishing on Madeira Drive, the Brighton Half Marathon is a beautiful seafront course taking in the best sights the city has to offer. From the stunning Brighton Pavilion and famous Brighton Pier, to the fabulous coastal roads of Ovingdean Cliffs and Hove Lagoon.
120 people have already signed up to run the Brighton Half Marathon to raise vital funds for local children with life-shortening conditions and their families. From keen runners pushing for a personal best, to Andrew Spencer, who is taking part in fancy dress.
33-year-old Andrew Spencer from Patcham is no stranger to taking on a fitness challenge, but this will be the first time Andrew has taken part in the Brighton Half… and he’ll be doing it wearing full cricket gear!
“I wanted a challenge. I love Cricket and I love running, so I thought, why not?”, Andrew says. “I contacted Sussex County Cricket Club and they loved the idea so they donated a full kit in support of my run. So, 12 hours
after I had the idea, there I was – committed”.
“I’ll be running 13.1 miles whilst wearing whites and full batting armour – box and helmet included!”
With only a few weeks to go until the Brighton Half, Andrew’s fundraising is well underway, and he has even received international donations. “The support I have received so far is incredible. I posted in a forum about the run to raise awareness, and people thought it was an amazing idea. Since then, I have received donations from all over the world, even Australia”.
“To anyone thinking of taking on a crazy challenge, just go and do it. It is so motivating to do it for such an amazing charity. I will be visiting Chestnut Tree House in February and I am really looking forward to seeing first-hand what my fundraising means and getting more involved in such a worthy cause”.
Chestnut Tree House have 20 completely FREE charity places left for the 2020 Brighton Half Marathon, with a minimum sponsorship of £200. To find out more visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/brighton-half-marathon/.
To help Andrew on his fundraising journey, visit his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-spencer135