Jason will take on his biggest challenge to date

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A BOGNOR regis man will be pulling on his running shoes and taking on his toughest challenge yet.

Jason Passingham will be testing himself to the limit when he takes part in the Brighton Half Marathon next month in aid of Sussex Beacon.

Mr Passingham said: “I have never been a great fan of running, but have been using it as way to not only keep mentally and physically fit, but also raise money for some great charities.

“Last year, I raised money for the Donkey Sanctuary, Jacks Place, St Michael’s Hospice and Mind to name but a few, but for my latest challenge I will be raising money for the Sussex Beacon that offers specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV.

“Operating 365 days a year, they help people manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no cure.”

Having only started running 18 months ago, Mr Passingham worked his way up from five kilometres to ten miles when he took part in the Great South Run last October.

The Brighton Half Marathon, on February 16, will be stretching him that little bit further as at 13.1 miles it will be the longest he has ever run.

He is hoping he will be able to complete the run in around two hours.

Mr Passingham said: “There are so many good causes out there that need our help, so that is why I like to try and run for as many of them as possible.

“I know that times are hard for all of us, but I truly believe that if we all gave just a little time to others through volunteering, fundraising or even just being a shoulder to cry on, society would be a much nicer place.”

To show support search for Jason Passingham on the Just Giving website.