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 objectives 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 the contact page and they will be able to help you.


As a registered charity, (charity number: 1179170) we operate with complete transparency. Our meeting minutes are available on request and our constitution can be found below. All accounts are independently audited, and verified.


Constitution

If you would like any more information or a full copy of our constitution please contact our team through the contact page and they will be able to help you.


Grant Applications

If you know of individuals, clubs or society groups who could benefit via a grant from Finish Line Fund please complete the relevant form and email to chair@finishlinefund.org


The Charity Committee Members