Destination Eastbourne – after running 100 miles

Heading in the right direction ... Magda Strycharska on the South Downs Way
Heading in the right direction ... Magda Strycharska on the South Downs Way

A team of brave runners will end their 100-mile challenge over the South Downs Way in Eastbourne on Sunday, July 17, after a three-day ultra-marathon for a unique Sussex-based charity which helps children with disabilities.

Members of The Run Squad will be heading West from Winchester Cathedral on Friday, July 15, passing through Bignor Hill, Devil’s Dyke, Afriston and Jevington before reaching the destination three days later.

The event was the idea of Brighton policewoman Magda Strycharska. She 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.”

She continued, ““Whoopsadaisy is very close to our hearts because of the tremendous work they do for children with motor disorders 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 go to www.justgiving.com/whoopsa100. To donate text “OPSA99” £5/£10 to 70070 http://www.whoopsadaisy.org

Marathon veterans and beginners are welcome to join the runners for one of the three days or anyone can cheer them on their way 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.

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