Fundraising News

Run for Whoopsadaisy!

Gary Hart July 8, 2016

Runners take on a 100 mile three day challenge over the South Downs Way to raise money for Brighton-based children’s charity Whoopsadaisy.

Magda Strycharska
Magda Strycharska

On Friday, July 15, members of The Run Squad will be heading west from Winchester Cathedral, camping overnight, and arriving in Eastbourne on Sunday, July 17.

The event is the idea of Brighton policewoman Magda Strycharska.

Magda said: “There has been lots of training, preparation and excitement but the South Downs Way is not to be underestimated. To be honest we’ve never done anything quite like it before. It’s a really difficult route and we just want to finish each day without any injuries.”

“Whoopsadaisy is very close to our hearts because of the tremendous work they do for children with cerebral palsy and their families. The work they do is so specialised and they are such a small charity, they need every penny we can raise.”

To support the Whoopsa100 running team, click here:  

To donate text “OPSA99” £5/£10 to 70070

Veteran marathon runners and beginners are welcome to join the runners for one of the three days or anyone can cheer them along or help raise funds.

Whoopsadaisy is the only charity in Sussex providing a type of specialist physical therapy called Conductive Education, to help children with cerebral palsy and other  conditions.  The charity provides its services for free and relies entirely on donations.

The Run Squad
The Run Squad

The Run Squad was set up by Jo and Nick Rivett, the owners of Rivett Sport shop, three years ago. Members of the Run Squad will get involved to support the runners with refreshments, checkpoints, cheering squads and a fundraising activities.

For more information about Whoopsadaisy, CLICK HERE: