Tom to run Brighton in memory of his cousin

Tom Brunt

Tom has wanted to run a  marathon for a number of years but not quite had the confidence to attempt  it. That extra motivation has come from losing his cousin.

Gary’s passing at just 43 last year left an empty spot in this year's Brighton Marathon. Gary worked for a charity, “Albion In the Community” and was tireless in pushing himself to great sporting lengths to raise funds for their causes. In the process, he lifted the morale and spirits of all who came across him.

Tom has accepted the challenge created by that empty spot.

Tom will run in the Brighton Marathon on 9th April to raise as much money as possible for Gary’s chosen charity, to support their extensive work across Sussex. Tom started training three months ago and, in that time, has joined his local club, Sandbach Striders that have been able to help him towards his goal and run a few shorter races. Tom said, "It is pretty daunting, but, I'm going to do it to extend the amazing legacy Gary left behind - for his family and friends and also those families he made such a difference to. With Gary's example, and hopefully your sponsorship, I'm going to give it my best shot."

If you are able to support Tom, you will be helping Albion in the Community to get on with their fantastic work in inspiring and motivating young people and their families to be physically active and to lead healthy lifestyles. 

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