The Big Lemon’s Managing Director Tom Druitt and Green City Councillor Alex Phillips successfully completed the first, unofficial, pier2pier Marathon from Brighton to Eastbourne on Saturday 1st October, covering some very hilly terrain whilst raising much-needed funds for the Clock Tower Sanctuary’s Crisis Fund.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary provides information and support to young people who are homeless or insecurely housed to help them meet emergency needs, as well as find accommodation, get into work, education and learning and build confidence and self-esteem. Alex and Tom are raising money to support the Sanctuary’s Crisis Fund which helps young people with emergency items, such as socks, shoes and travel costs.
The Sanctuary’s Development Worker, Kate Gibson, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled that Tom and Alex chose to fundraise for the Sanctuary with the launch of the first pier2pier Marathon. It’s great that local people and businesses are keen to support a small frontline service like ours. We urgently need to replenish our Crisis Fund and the money raised by Alex and Tom will be used to help some of the 300 young people who’ll need our support this year. We’re also delighted that The Big Lemon has also made us the beneficiary of its Give Something Back Day this Sunday.”
Tom and Alex have raised £565 of their £1000 target so far. You can support them via Just Giving at www.justgiving.com/Alex-Phillips4 and www.justgiving.com/tomdruitt or through the marathon website at www.pier2piermarathon.co.uk