Brighton Marathon Weekend update

BSUH Charity is delighted to be a local charity partner of this year’s Brighton Marathon Weekend.

The event has been postponed until September. Latest updates are available on the BM Weekend website

We will have a record number of runners and cyclists taking part in events Sunday 20 September. All of them challenging themselves to help improve the experience of BSUH NHS patients.

Three of the Trust’s hospitals The County, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Sussex Eye Hospital are just a short walk from Brighton Marathon’s finish line, so it’s no surprise we have close connections to the event.

Individuals fundraising  for us

We are delighted to have so many wonderful runners and cyclists are taking part. Among them, are the Trust chairman, a former transplant patient and a BSUH staff member running her first marathon.

Many of those taking part have heartfelt personal reasons for wanting to raise funds for their local NHS charity.

You can find out more about their individual stories and which areas of our hospitals they are fundraising for at our Brighton Marathon Weekend 2020 JustGiving page.

Pushing for A&E

A team of six runners have set themselves an especially challenging target to push a trolley around year’s marathon.

Three of our trolley push team check out the trolley at Glyndebourne’s workshop

These amazing runners are fundraising to improve the experience of patients with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health challenges who visit the A&E Department at The County Hospital in Brighton.

Glyndebourne helps us along

The roadworthy trolley was specially made for BSUH Charity by the props team at Glyndebourne. We are really grateful for their skills and help making a robust yet relatively light trolley that will withstand the bumps and dips on Brighton’s roads for just over 26 miles.

Support our Trolley Push Team

The Trolley Push Team aim to raise £26,200 to help to bring calm to patients attending A&E. The money will enable a transformation of the A&E environment to include clinical lighting solutions through scenic ceiling tiles and customised electronics.

Test driving trolley

Donations will also help to create a specially developed calm space, away from the hustle and bustle of the standard waiting area. It will be equipped to support patients with dementia, who fall within the autism spectrum, or who experience other mental health challenges.

If you are coming to Brighton to watch the Marathon then do give our trolley pushers a wave and a cheer, and help them as they go the extra mile for NHS patients.

Donate and support our Trolley Push Team HERE