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Run for us in the London Marathon!

Date: 08 February 2021

Time: 08:00

Did you miss out on a place in this year's London Marathon? Then why not support your local NHS by running for our charity? 

Sussex Community NHS Charity, the official charity of SCFT, has secured a place in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021, and we'd love to hear from you if you're interested in running for us. 

To apply for the place, you just need to complete a short application form.

The successful runner will need to pledge to fundraise at least £2,000, which will help our charity to support projects that go above and beyond what core NHS funding provides to enhance patient care.

As well as winning the right to be among the 50,000 people who jog the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall, our runner will receive a Sussex Community NHS Charity running vest, a fundraising pack, and an invitation to join the Strava running club, connecting you with other runners supporting their local NHS.

Rosie Hemming, the charity’s Community Fundraising Manager, said: “This is a golden opportunity for anyone who has missed out on a place, or who has the big race on their bucket list, to secure the right to run the marathon for a great cause.

“The money raised will help us pay for the things our core funding cannot buy, the big and little extras that help our amazing staff continue to provide our patients with truly outstanding care. I urge every runner who can raise at least £2,000 for us to apply.”

Sussex Community NHS Charity will use the money raised to help the Trust enhance patient care by:

  • Improving the physical and mental health of patients, staff and volunteers
  • Supporting staff development to help them provide excellent care
  • Improving the equipment and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients
  • Creating patient and family-friendly care environments
  • Advancing our understanding through medical research

To apply for a place to run for Sussex Community NHS Charity, please complete the application form, available here, by Wednesday 31 March 2021.

We may close the application process early, depending on demand.

Before registering the successful applicant in the race, they will be asked to pay £75 to secure their place.

We're also inviting runners with general registrations in the marathon to raise funds for our charity and join our team of Sussex Community NHS Charity runners.

Further information is available from our charity office by calling 01273 266040 or emailing sc-tr.charity@nhs.net