Now a major date in the national sporting calendar, the Brighton Marathon and BM10k races raise vast amounts for amazing causes every year.
Here at Friday-Ad we’re keen to do our bit too. So we’re delighted to announce that our chosen charity is the St Peter & St James Hospice in North Chailey which gives specialist end of life and respite care to around 600 patients in Sussex each year. Our Friday-Ad team of three marathon runners, and seventeen 10k runners will be powering through the respective courses on Sunday 17th April, on a mission to raise as much as they can for this inspirational local charity.
Money raised for St Peter & St James will go towards the wonderful care provided to hundreds of patients who are very unwell with cancer and other conditions. Our charity foundation – The Friday Media Group Foundation – will be working with St Peter & St James throughout the year, and we’ll be sharing our news of what we achieve over the next few months.
To boost our fundraising efforts we will be holding a Cake Sale at our Sayers Common head office in the run up to Marathon weekend. We’re also launching a Charity Sweepstake so staff can bet on the total time of the participating runners. And we’re setting up a 12-hour ‘Treadmill Runathon’ on the sales floor – so anyone who owns a pair of trainers can have their moment in the spotlight!
About St Peter & St James Hospice
At the Hospice and Continuing Care Centre in North Chailey 23 patient rooms provide care for over 2,000 overnight in-patient stays. Invaluable work also goes on out in the community as over 90% of care is given in patients’ homes. The centre and its teams give specialist support to around 600 patients each year, including nursing and medical care, counselling, welfare services, physiotherapy, complimentary therapy and spiritual care. We were struck by the fact that St Peter & St James needs to raise £7,200 to run the hospice and community services – and we’re glad to be in a position to help.
What the runners say!
Stan Porthouse: “St Peter & St James Hospice do some incredible things, so hopefully I will be able to trickle across the finish line and raise as much money as possible for them!”
Natasha Davey: “I’m looking forward to running the Brighton 10k with the FMG team and to raise funds for St Peter and St James Hospice. Although this is my 9th 10k race it will be challenge getting back to running after an Achilles tendon injury at the beginning of the year.”
Neil Barnes: “I’d like to attempt running a marathon or half marathon one day. Running a 10k for the first time feels like a good starting point to help achieve this goal, while also raising money for an excellent cause.”