A charity which uses sport to improve people’s lives is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 25-mile trek from Lewes to Eastbourne across the beautiful South Downs.
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the charitable arm of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and runs dozens of projects across Sussex.
In 2013, AITC helped 52,000 people, running 60 different projects ranging from back to work courses for the unemployed to sports courses for people with disabilities.
It relies on donations to run many of its programmes and is looking for volunteers to take part in the South Downs sponsored trek, which takes place on September 6.
The event starts in Lewes before heading east along the scenic South Downs Way and the rolling hills of the Sussex countryside followed by a spectacular final stretch over the Seven Sisters before finishing on the highest chalk sea cliff in England, Beachy Head.
It is a tough challenge, but all participants will be fully supported with a training plan provided and regular stops and lunch provided along the way.
For those who prefer a more moderate trek, a seven-mile route is also planned, which is open to anyone aged 11 or over. This route is ideal for anyone looking to get back into fitness or for families looking to take part in an active challenge together.
There is a £25 registration fee for the 25-mile trek and an £18 fee for the seven-mile option.
Those taking part will be expected to raise as much sponsorship money as possible.
Visit www.albioninthe community.org.uk, email fund raising@albioninthecom munity.org.uk or call 01273 668590.