On Sunday 13th August, we were at Cold Norton Trail Events summer half marathon and 10k self navigating event.
We would like to thank all involved in another fantastic event, but especially Fiona Pratt for selecting us as one of the beneficiary charities. 🧡🖤🧡
It’s also a big day for our Chairman Keith Passingham ( 2nd right ) as he sets out on his 100th marathon!
Here trustee Elisha Letley is with CEO Vanessa Hemmings and Head of Fundraising Dina Jobson. Congrats on another great event.
On the evening of Wednesday 7th June, we were at Leigh-on-Sea Striders track session to present the 2023 Finish Line Fund Virtual Relay trophy.
They came out on top of the six running clubs who took part in the March event. 278 runners took to the streets to support the charity raising £1,900.
Thanks to you all. 🖤🧡
Congratulations to them for putting on a great event with c500 local runners in attendance.
The Finish Line Fund were lucky enough to be selected as the charity of choice for the race.
Sunday, 31st July saw a fantastic day at the Finish Line Frolic raising money for the Finish Line Fund.
We can’t thank Hare & Tortoise Running Limited enough, we are so grateful for your fantastic support.
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre have also provided a great HQ for us and we are blessed with many helpers to make things happen.
To everyone who took part or supported the event, many thanks.
This year we are close to our target of providing 30 grants. These total c£15,000 and have benefited a range of sports clubs, event organisers and public places with a high degree of sporting activity. We have now placed 27 defibrillators into the community, all in East Essex. 🧡
On Sunday, 23rd July we were at The Kirste 5 Memorial Race providing help with marshalling.
We were pleased to provide a grant to cover the cost of the medical requirements. Trustee Lloyd Richardson is pictured with organiser Karl Cadman and the medical team from EMS Response – First Aid to Critical Care.
As a small charity, we are not able to purchase charity places for the London Marathon.
We are therefore reliant on those supporters who gain ballot places, putting themselves forward to fundraise for the charity.
This year we are blessed to have Debbie Daws, Linda Donnelly , Kelly Hoare, Julie Ludlow and Michelle Watson fundraising for us, running the London streets, at the event on April 23rd.
Additionally Jennie Evans and Catherine Popplewell are fundraising in the Virtual London Marathon.
We would like to extend our thanks to all our fundraisers , wish them well with their remaining training over the next few weeks and of course on the big day.
This week we held a fundraising Curry evening, which was enjoyed by 32 attendees.