February 18th, 2021.

A group of young runners from Seaford have used their lockdown exercise time wisely by running more than 500 miles and raising £1500 for a homeless charity.

The athletes aged between 6-16 years-old from Seaford Striders running club took up a three-week running challenge to do at least seven miles each week which was completed on Sunday (February the 14th)

Through sponsorship, they raised the huge amount for Surviving the Streets, a charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people across our region.

The children ran 559 miles, which has bucked a national trend that has seen physical activity plummet among young people during the second lockdown.

The challenge organiser, Wendy Reed, said: “We’re so proud of the young runners who braved all weathers to get out and clock up their mileage. Thanks to the parents who provided so much support and helped us raise a fantastic figure.

“The club has given us fantastic support throughout the challenge, including a £190 donation to help us hit the £1500 mark.”

James Robinson from Surviving the Streets said: “We are so grateful for the efforts of the children and the generosity of the people who have donated. The money will go towards buying breakfast packs for the homeless people we serve, as well as paying for the fuel to get our delivery vans out to those who need help during these tough times.”

The team of runners were:
Lily - Annalise - Olly - Pip - Luther - Kearna - Hettie - Charlotte - Olivia - Jess - Grace - Zachary - Oscar M - Joey - Nancy - Ewan – Daisy – Finn – Oscar B – Lucy.

The youngsters’ fundraising page will still be open. To donate CLICK HERE
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