A 24 hour park run in Horsham Park will take place at the end of the month, in aid of Chestnut Tree House. With the support of Sussex Police, James Munden, himself a serving officer, explained: “I will attempt to run a park run every hour for 24 hours, so will be over 74 miles. Various people are going to join me along the way, including, hopefully, a relay team of people running with dogs.”
Chestnut Tree House provides care and support to around 300 children with life-shortening conditions and their families across East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire. The cost of providing this vital service is over £3.5 million per year, yet the hospice receives less than 7% central government funding so relies heavily on the support of the local community to continue providing vital care to local children and families.
The run is scheduled for Friday 29 September in Horsham Park finishing with parkrun at 9am on Saturday 30. A cake sale will be held in the park at same time. All are invited to come down and run/walk or support.