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Running for Charity

The aim of the Eastbourne Half Marathon is to raise as much money for charity as possible. Whilst getting sponsorship is far from obligatory, it is encouraged and if every runner were to raise just £20, then we would raise over £30,000!

We are very pleased to be supporting Chestnut Tree House as our main beneficiary this year. Please read about our main charity below, however you are very welcome to use the event as a 'vehicle' for raising funds for another charity close to your heart. The Eastbourne Half Marathon also gives money away to other local causes, see our over the years page to find out more.

...more about our main charity

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex. We’ve been providing our services since 2003 and now care for over 300 children with life-shortening illnesses and their families, providing care at the hospice, in their home, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling. Families are never charged for the care they receive. It costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide all our care services both at the hospice and out in the community with less than 7% of our funding coming from central government. For the rest we rely on the generosity of the people of Sussex http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/

Help us celebrate 15 years of children’s hospice care in Sussex and join our running team for the Eastbourne Half Marathon. Don’t forget to let us know that you’ve registered and we’ll send your Runner pack so you can start your fundraising straight away. Email us at events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

As a member of our Chestnut Tree House Running Team you can expect to receive an exclusive Chestnut Tree House running vest and a fundraising pack. You’ll also receive invitations for charity places in some amazing runs in the South East of England.

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...and not forgetting our wonderful sponsors