Big Lemons running for the Homeless

Tom Druitt, The Big Lemon MD and Alex Phillips, City Councillor for Goldsmid Ward, are running a marathon between Brighton and Eastbourne piers on Saturday 1st October to raise money to help the city’s young homeless people. The pier2pier marathon was borne out of a crazy suggestion to run from Brighton to Eastbourne over the cliffs, simply because it’s a nice run – which is something only other runners will understand. Alex and Tom decided to run for the Clock Tower Sanctuary because of the amazing work they do with young homeless people.

The pier2pier marathon takes place on the 1 October 2011, starting at the Palace Pier in Brighton and following a route over the cliffs to Eastbourne Pier, taking in the beautiful Seven Sisters and the majestic Beachy Head. The run, which meanders through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the south coast never straying far from the sea, is one of the most awe-inspiring courses in the country. It will also be one of the most challenging, with steep ascents and descents along the way.

The is the first year of this unofficial marathon and other runners are welcome to join Alex and Tom, to sponsor them or cheer them on.

Alex and Tom are aiming to raise £1,000 to support the Sanctuary’s Crisis Fund which provides small grants to young homeless people to buy shoes, or clothing and pay for other emergency items or travel. Please support them via their JustGiving pages at and or through the marathon website at

Further information:

Photo opportunity: Saturday, 1st October, 9.20 Brighton’s Palace Pier

Supporters include The Big Lemon, The White Horse pub Rottingdean and the Telscome Tavern, Peacehaven.

The Clock Tower Sanctuary provides a safe space, advice and crisis support to young homeless people in Brighton & Hove. Website:

Contact details:

Tom Druitt (The Big Lemon) T: 01273 681 681 E:

Kate Gibson, (Clock Tower Sanctuary) T: 01273 772712 E: