Marathon effort for good cause

Sarah, Ella and Alice
Sarah, Ella and Alice

A YAPTON woman whizzed around Brighton to help raise funds for a cause close to her heart.

Among the 9,000 people who took part in the Brighton Marathon, Sarah Brett was one of 18 who pulled on their blue and red Winston’s Wish vests in a bid to raise £10,000.

Sarah said: “I found out about Winston’s Wish when my two nieces, Ella and Alice, at the age of seven and nine were bereaved of their father.

“They had lots of difficult questions which my sister and I found hard to answer and the girls’ school put us in touch with Winston’s Wish who were great and helped us answer these questions the right way.

“They also offered guidance and counselling for the family and when Ella and Alice were ready, invited them to attend a residential weekend.

“I had a fantastic day at the marathon and am so pleased I was able to run for Winston’s Wish.”

The run, which spanned 26 miles, is a popular event for fundraisers hoping to raise cash and awareness for a variety of good causes.

Louise Brown, fundraiser for Winston’s Wish, said “Brighton is such a special place to be on marathon day and with the sun shining, there was a real buzz of adrenalin and support across the city. We were delighted to have so many people running for Winston’s Wish and I am so proud of all our runners and would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work.”

If you would like to run the next marathon for the cause, contact Louise on 01403 211030 or lbrown@winstonswish.org.uk