Boxing group raise money for local charity with 315 mile run

A boxing group in Eastbourne are hoping to raise £1,400 for a local charity but organising a running event.

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 10:04 am

Glove Up Eastbourne are doing a running event covering the same distance from Eastbourne to Lands End (315 miles) whilst raising money for Linking Lives Eastbourne.

Participants will log there distance on mobile phone apps and then post them on our Facebook page.

Glove Up Eastbourne's Facebook cover photo

They are a relatively small group at the moment but have enlisted the help of runners from all over the country.

The group have a promotional video on their Facebook page here and so far the video has had more than 6,000 views.

Linking Lives Eastbourne is a charity that supports elderly people who live alone.

Sam Buchanan, from Glove Up Eastbourne, said: “We decided on this charity because at the moment isolation is affecting us all and it is even more difficult for elderly people to deal with.

Participants have been from all over the country

“They provide everything from company to practical help with shopping and dog walking.

“We want to try and raise £1400 at the moment and are quarter of the way there.

"We have NHS staff and postmen as part of our fantastic group."

The event ends on Sunday.

One of the participants records their run

You can donate by clicking here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gloveup