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.
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.
Last night we presented the Finish Line Fund Virtual Relay trophy to Leigh on Sea Striders, who won last month’s event. They came out on top through fielding 64 runners covering an average distance of 3.41 miles in 30 mins. The team was cooordinated by FLF trustee Elisha Letley and Matt Barrett. Congrats and thanks to all. #supportingsportinourcommunity#LOSS#running#southendEdit
We are thrilled to have been asked to work alongside the Finish Line Fund to bring you the ‘Finish Line Frolic’. The event will be on 31/07 at Belchamps and all proceeds will go directly to the charity.
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.
The rain held off long enough for our “presentation” to South Woodham Runners this morning. Many thanks to Mel and the team. Earlier in the year we provided a grant to cover Leader in Running Fitness courses and various kit.