Halloween fun run raises over £850 for local HIV charity

Besi Besemar November 2, 2017

On October 28, over 160 people donned their most terrifying outfits to take part in the inaugural Halloween Fun Run in Hove, raising over £850 for local HIV charity, The Sussex Beacon.

The family friendly event consisted of a 5k run for adults and a mini mile along the prom for the kids. Everyone wore Halloween costumes and there were prizes for the best dressed.

The Halloween Fun Run was organised by E3 and sponsored by Glencairn Consulting, a local IT company.

Simon Dowe
Simon Dowe

Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon, said: “This was a brilliant event, I’ve never seen such a cheery bunch of vampires, ghosts and ghouls. Not only was it good fun, but all the money raised will go directly towards helping local people living with HIV, so it was for a great cause too. Huge thanks go to everyone involved in organising this, we’re hoping it will become an annual event and that the blood-thirsty creatures will get their trainers on for us again next year.”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission last year.