A charity event in Eastbourne’s raised £715 for a little boy with Cerebral Palsy.
A team from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service took on one from Eastbourne Boxing Club on Saturday (7 May) to raise money for Asher’s Fund.
Taking to treadmills in the middle of the Arndale Centre, they ran for 6 hours in shifts, whilst collecting donations from shoppers. In total the two teams clocked up 146km (over 90 miles!), which is the equivalent of summiting Mount Everest 16 times.
Asher is a 4-year-old boy, who’s just undergone surgery in America to help him walk and will now need physiotherapy to help him recover.
Watch Manager Scott Saunders, who organised the event, said, "I’m pleased to say that we have heard from Asher’s family and the operation went really well. Asher can now begin his journey towards walking independently and we are so glad that the money we have raised will help towards his ongoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
‘'To everyone who came along and supported us, listened to Asher’s story and donated money, thank you, we are so grateful for your generosity. Also, big thanks to Eastbourne Boxing Club for coming on board to help us raise money for Asher, Eastbourne Arndale Centre for allowing us to host the event at the centre, Sainsbury’s for keeping us hydrated and well fed throughout the day, and most importantly the runners from each team. The event couldn’t have happened without them giving up their free time to take part.’'
You can donate to Asher’s Fund online.