South Downs Water support Chichester Half Marathon in the October sunshine
On Sunday October 7th 2018 the seventh annual Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon raised a fantastic £21,000 for their work with vulnerable children around the world. Over 950 runners registered for the event and 730 crossed the finish line on a bright sunny morning as part of either the Half Marathon, Ten Miler or Team Relay.
The event is one of Children on the Edge’s key fundraising events throughout the year which South Downs Water have been supporting for many years.
Ben Wilkes, Executive Director at Children on the Edge said, “The sun was out for us this year, making that view from the Trundle better than ever. We’re hugely grateful to South Downs Water and all our sponsors, volunteers, runners and local spectators for making our seventh Chi Half event one to remember, and once again raising a great amount, a total that this year could build and run four schools for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh.”
A fantastic group of 25 runners also ran specifically for Children on the Edge as part of the Run for Refugees Team and raised over £4,000 for their work with refugee children in Bangladesh and Lebanon.