Tom Brunt

Tom's Brighton Marathon 2017 page

Fundraising for Brighton & Hove Albion Foundation
raised of £450 target
by 31 supporters
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Event: Brighton Marathon 2017, on 9 April 2017
In memory of Gary Townsend
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I have wanted to run a marathon for a number of years now but not quite had the confidence to attempt it. I never for one moment thought the motivation would come from losing my cousin.

Gary’s untimely passing at just 43 last year has left an empty spot in this year's Brighton Marathon. Gary worked for a charity, “Albion In the Community” and was tireless in pushing himself to great sporting lengths to raise funds for their causes. In the process, as those that knew him will know, he lifted the morale and spirits of all who came across him. 

Well, I've decided to accept the challenge created by that empty spot.

I will be running in the Brighton Marathon on 9th April 2017 to raise as much money as possible for Gary’s chosen charity to support their extensive work across Sussex. That gives me just 16 weeks to raise my game. That's pretty daunting, but, sod it, I'm going to do it to extend the amazing legacy Gary left behind - for his family and friends and also those families he made such a difference to. With Gary's example, and hopefully your sponsorship, I'm going to give it my best shot. 

I realise most of you might read this and dismiss it because it's not a local charity - and I accept that's a good enough reason. But if you decide to support me, you will be helping Albion in the Community to get on with their fantastic work in inspiring and motivating young people and their families to be physically active and to lead healthy lifestyles. 

If you've read this far - thank you! If you'd like to support me, click here. Every little helps and will be appreciated. 

About the charity

Brighton & Hove Albion Foundation (BHAFC Foundation) is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion, helping people to get active, learn new skills, and live well throughout Sussex.

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