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It’s not too late to join in!

Don’t forget to sign up for our Finish Line Frolic on July 31st, our 6 hour running event co-hosted by our friends at Hare and Tortoise Running.

Choose to run as many, or as few, traffic-free looped 5k trail loops within the 6 hour time limit. There will be fully manned aid stations so you can grab yourself a free snack or you can leave your bag safely and eat your own.

Sign up on the link below.

https://hare-tortoise-running.eventize.co.uk/e/finish-line-frolic-2022-539

Thanks again for your continued support, the Trustees x

Thank you!

Many, many thanks to runners from Flyers Southend who during this week bought their donations from their monthly 5k handicap to over £1000 since they returned to the Chalkwell tarmac last September following Covid restrictions.

We are so very grateful for your continued support.

This money alone has effectively covered the bulk of the cost of two portable defibrillators that we have recently put into the community.

Many thanks x

New Defibrillator Presentation

Good Friday saw us enjoying the Easter sunshine at Pitsea Running Club’s Crown to Crown event.

We presented them with a portable defibrillator to enhance their medical equipment for future events.

Also pictured is Martin England who in 2018 suffered a heart attack at a running event and was saved by use of a defibrillator.

Don’t forget if your sporting organisation requires similar or other equipment and operate in East Essex, we are always happy to consider grant requests once they are applied for and received.

www.finishlinefund.org

The next Crown to Crown event is on Wednesday 11th May and can be entered via the link below.

https://www.entrycentral.com/Crown-to-Crown

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A thank you to our supporters and our 2021 Review

It was a very busy year for the charity in 2021.

Despite Covid 19 continuing to severely restrict live fundraising event opportunities, the Charity was successful in exceeding its fundraising budget at a level of c £15,000 for the period to 31st October 2021.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed and made that happen.

This success was due in the main to the fantastic support the charity received to its online events, via its London Marathon Team and from a series of personal fundraising via various challenges.

Our most notable achievement however was to significantly increase the number of grants we awarded. We are delighted to advise that these numbered 26 across a variety of different sports.

These grants funded South East Essex sports clubs with defibrillators, a host of different equipment and to various event organisers, covered the cost of medical cover on race days. The total of these grants totalled c£13,000

During the height of the summer, we were very pleased to hear that the defibrillator we installed at Jubilee Beach, Southend in 2020, was instrumental in saving the life of a lady visiting the seafront.

2022 has already seen us agree three more grants and we would like to reiterate once more,  how grateful we are to all our supporters who have helped in this success.

We all look forward to continuing our work during the coming months.

Keith Passingham

Chairman

Finish Line Fund

Reg charity 1179170