We recently completed the supply of new kit to Trinity Football Club U8 Lions. Here they are looking fantastic in their new kits and jackets. The funding also provided the team with new goals and other equipment to assist with training.
On Saturday 10th Dec 2022 we were delighted to receive a donation of £425 from Kerry Fairless of the former Southend based Alexander House Trade Union Branch.
Kerry said ” The closure of Alexander House in Southend ends 50 years of Customer’s presence. Our branch prided itself om protecting workers and playing a positive role in the community.
Over the years we’d raised a considerable amount for our campaign fund are are delighted to donate what is left to the Finish Line Fund. We lost our own, beloved President, Mike Lightfoot to a sudden heart attack a few years back and Nick Palmer’s mother Linda, was a member of the branch for many years.
The Finish Line Fund is there to sae lives and if our donation goes some way towards doing that, it will be an excellent testimony to all of those who have worked and been members of our Branch”.
We’d like to thank Kerry and all those who will have contributed over the years for the donation.
It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since the Finish Line Frolic on 31st July. It’s taken that time for us to finalise the various financial aspects of the event.
Last weekend our chairman Keith Passingham paid a visit to another Hare & Tortoise Running charity event “Mayor & Tortoise-Mayor’s Big Run” and was pleased to be advised of the final Frolic donation, a fantastic £3,854, which includes the sponsorship funds from My Race Kit, Southbourne Physiotherapy, and Malcolm Keys Consulting.
We would like to thank Bev and Pete at Hare & Tortoise https://www.hareandtortoiserunning.co.uk once again for their fantastic support and that of our wonderful sponsors and supporters, at the event and through months of preparation.
We were delighted to attract 131 entries, 115 runners on the day, all competing over a lapped approximately 5k route which started at Belchamps Scout Centre (who made us very welcome) and passed though Gusted & Hockley Woods.
Runners completed as many laps as they wished in the 6-hour time limit, with Mike Woodward of Pitsea RC and Jemma Lee of Leigh on Sea Striders, coming out on top.
Today we delivered more essential life saving equipment, this time to Dean Willis of Two Tails CrossFit in Wickford. We helped fund and source a defibrillator for the gym after a recent fantastic fundraising effort by the members.
This morning we were at Hawkwell junior parkrun. Last year we stepped up to fund the purchase of a defibrillator when the Event Director deemed the one at Clements Hall was too far from the course. 69 junior park runners completed the course on a lovely morning.
A huge thank you for your donation! We cannot run our event without direct access to an AED and due to our post COVID relocation to the pavilion, the one at Clements Hall was just a little too far away and posed too much of a risk.
Your kind donation not only means we can run our event each week as we have the right safety equipment in place, but it means we have our own AED on site should anything ever happen.
The safety of our volunteers, runners and their families is always our utmost priority so this was such an important step towards our safe return last year and we cannot thank the finish fund line enough.