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. 🧡
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”.
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.