The glorious 5th Brighton Marathon helped raise funds Worthing-based charity Guild Care. Money was raised for both the Building a Home to Remember and the Ashdown Centre for children and young people with special needs – thanks to four very special runners.
The day started well, if a little early and slightly damp, with everyone meeting outside of the café in Preston Park at 8.15 am.
George Dollner, 18 years and first marathon; Lancing builder Spike (Paul Godley) keen to do a personal best and Karen McGrath, Worthing Strider and Financial Advisor raised vital funds for the new dementia care home and wellbeing centre currently being built at Durrington.
The three were joined by Ricky Edwards and his 15 year old son with special needs whom he pushed for the whole 26 miles in a specially adapted chair. Ricky raised funds for the Ashdown Centre for children and young people with special needs run by Guild Care in the centre of Worthing and had only ever run a 10K previously. Before they had even started the course Ricky and his family had walked over 30 minutes to get to Preston Park.
Guild Care would like to thank this very exceptional group of inspired individuals who had trained and fundraised for months to raise money for their services.