The 300 strong Chestnut Tree House team at the 2015 Brighton Marathon will enjoy a very personal connection to boost their fundraising efforts. Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex, has created 300 places at UK's second biggest marathon to match the he 300 children and young people that use the charity’s services each year.
Brighton Marathon 2015, which takes place on Sunday 12 April 2015, has already closed for public entries, however, Chestnut Tree House has charity places available. The 26.2 mile event gets bigger every year and lets runners take in the impressive city centre sights as well as stretches of coastal road. Finishing on Madeira Drive, just east of the famous Brighton Pier, runners are guaranteed a sea breeze as they cross the line.
Everyone that runs as part of the Chestnut Tree House team is given support from beginning to end with fundraising tips, training seminars, group training sessions, a pre-race Pasta Party and a post-race reception with refreshments and massages, and lots more.
Chestnut Tree House welcomes own place runners too who would like to support the hospice. Places are limited for Chestnut Tree House’s #team300 but can be secured now at the charity website.
Running and raising money for Chestnut Tree House makes a huge difference to the 300 children and young people from across Sussex and South East Hampshire that use the charity’s services each year. The children, aged from 0-19 years old, all have progressive life-limiting conditions and receive not only specialist care and symptom management from the nursing team but are also able to enjoy Chestnut Tree House’s facilities such as the hydrotherapy pool and multi-sensory room.
Chestnut Tree House’s care services extend to the whole family and the hospice’s aim is to make every day count. These include the good days, the bad days and the last days.