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Welcome to the Finish Line Fund


Established in 2014, the Finish Line Fund was set up to provide support to families who have been affected by serious injury or death whilst participating in sporting activities in the East Essex area. This was prompted by the tragic passing of Nick Palmer, a member of Flyers Southend Running Group who collapsed shortly after he finished the Southend Half Marathon.


Our objective include promoting running and other sports at an amateur level in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas by organising running events and providing equipment and sponsorship to clubs in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding areas to promote health and wellbeing.


The preservation and protection of good health for the public benefit in East Essex in particular but not exclusively by:

  • The provision of grants to runners and/or their families who have been affected by serious injury, disability or death whilst participating in the sport of running.
  • Promoting running and other sports at an amateur level in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas by organising running events and providing equipment and sponsorship to clubs in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding areas to promote health and wellbeing.

If you would like any more information please contact a member of our team through our contact page and they will be able to help you.