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The Finish Line Fund London Marathon Team

On Sunday, 14th May we thanked our fantastic London Marathon Team for their brilliant dedication and commitment in representing the charity (unfortunately Jennie Evans was unavailable)

They combined brilliantly and fundraised way beyond our expectations.

Thanks again to Linda Donnelly, Michelle Watson, Julie Ludlow, Debbie Daws, Catherine Popplewell, Kelly Jenkins-Hoare and to everyone who donated to them, we are very grateful. 🖤🧡

Fun at the Finish Line Frolic

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.

We are lucky also have had the support as sponsors of Southbourne Physiotherapy LTD and Myracekit for the two years the event now has run now. Thank you!

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. 🧡

Supporting the Kirste 5 Memorial Race

On Sunday, 23rd July we were at The Kirste 5 Memorial Race providing help with marshalling.

This is a community charity race in its tenth year, supporting Macmillan cancer support and the breast unit at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in memory of Kirste Bowman.

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.

Runners take to the streets to help raise funds…

Saturday 25th March saw the 3rd annual running of the Finish Line Fund Virtual Relay.

278 runners from six clubs took part and raised £1,924 for the Finish Line Fund.

The event simply requires 12 consecutive half hour slots to be filled by each club’s runners, with no limit on the maximum. Runners can run anywhere on their own route with points awarded for most mileage covered and number of runners per club.

Runners took part from Benfleet Running Club, Flyers Southend, Rayleigh Road & Trail, South Woodham Runners, Leigh-on-Sea Striders, and Pitsea Running Club.

Leigh-on-Sea Striders came out on top for the 2nd year running.

Mark Benham the charity’s secretary said.

“We are delighted that the event was such a success once more. We started this event in the 2021 lockdown and have now run two events since. To have so many runners on the streets raising money for the charity was fantastic. We’d like to thank all the runners who took part and the clubs who participated to ensure the numbers were high. Fundraising such as this is vital for us to continue our work”.

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