As event hosts and the organising charity behind the Brighton Half Marathon, the Sussex Beacon is looking for runners to join #TeamBeacon, take on the beautiful seafront course, and raise vital funds for the charity in the process.
Running a half marathon is an enormous challenge, Over the last four years of the Brighton Half Marathon, #TeamBeacon has rapidly grown and over 750 runners have fundraised £105,000! Thanks to their dedicated support and generosity, the Sussex Beacon has been able to give specialist care and support to many people living with HIV. Every penny raised by each runner is fundamental to the continuation of their services for people living with HIV, which cost over £2 million a year.
The benefits of joining #TeamBeacon are numerous:
- Free technical running vests
- Exclusive guest marquee for runners
- Private toilet and wash facilities
- Pre-event training and support
- Food and drink served through the day
- Music and an electric atmosphere on race day
Tom Oakden brought a group of runners to #TeamBeacon for the last for years, and here’s why: ‘I decided to run for the Sussex Beacon as have some friends who have been served so excellently by you. To be available 365 days of the year, helping serve people in real need, I find it a privilege to be fundraising to support that, for our city.
‘Sponsorship is so much more than raising money. There’s much opportunity to bring awareness that the Beacon is simply there, what you do, your history, and the reality of the needs that you serve. So many people seem to have an affection to the Sussex Beacon, a lot from personal association which is a brilliant encouragement.’
Brighton has the second highest HIV prevalence in the UK, and access to specialist care and support is vital. With a 10-bed inpatient unit, the Sussex Beacon provides 24-hour medical and psychological care to people struggling with a new diagnosis; starting new medication; recovering from HIV-related cancer treatment or dementia and provides family services and end of life care. Most of all, it provides a safe, comforting place for patients in their time of need. You can help Sussex Beacon continue to offer support to those who need it most.
Join the Brighton Half Marathon by visiting the website