Marathon cash is up for grabs now

Eastbourne Half Marathon. The Finish. March 2nd 2014 E09210Q SUS-140203-152933001
Eastbourne Half Marathon. The Finish. March 2nd 2014 E09210Q SUS-140203-152933001

Groups, organisations and charities can now apply for a share in the thousands of pounds raised at the last Eastbourne Half Marathon.

“Possibly the best part of sponsoring the Eastbourne Half Marathon is the give-away,” said Mike Reid of Reid+Dean, which is one of the organisers of the popular event.

“We have thoroughly enjoy going to sports clubs, schools and similar organisations to present cheques which will make a real difference to them.”

The sums of money range usually from £200-500 and are donated to make something happen which not otherwise be affordable.

Examples include boxing equipment, sensory gardens, equipment for a school bird club, grants towards summer activities for under-privileged children, a pensioners’ party and climbing and camping equipment for scouts.

The organisers are now inviting applications which must be for a special project.

People wanting to apply for money from the pot should send a letter or email describing why the money is needed and the benefit it will bring.

It will be considered for inclusion in the scheme.

Applications can be sent to Reid+Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4QG or email

The application for entries is Monday July 7.

Hundreds of people took part in the half marathon in March this year.

Sponsorship always plays a major part and in addition to people raising money for their own favourite charities, around £12-15,000 is generated and donated every year. There are always two headline beneficiaries and smaller donations are also made to help sports clubs, school and societies fulfil a special project. In 2014 The run supported Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice and Save the DGH.