The weekend of 11 / 12 September was jam-packed with sporting challenges, as a host of UHSussex staff and local people participated in events to raise money for BSUH Charity.
First up, on 11 September was the BSUH Charity abseil event. An intrepid group of eighteen ‘jumpers’ took on the big leap with an abseil 450 ft. down Brighton’s iconic British Airways i360. Sixteen members of the group were from the maternity team at The Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH). They decided to take part in a ‘jump for the bump’ and raise funds for maternity services at RSCH, via BSUH Charity—the hospital’s dedicated NHS charity.
Then on Sunday 12th, the charity team were delighted to be involved in the rescheduled Brighton Marathon event. Six runners took part in the 10k race and eleven runners took on the marathon, to raise funds for the charity. It was a wonderful day with the BSUH Charity cheer station being one of the loudest on the course!
Speaking after the weekend, Interim Charities Director Steve Crump said: “What a wonderful weekend! Over the last eighteen months, all of our major charity fundraising events have been put on hold or cancelled and this has had a huge impact on our fundraising capabilities. So we were over the moon to be returning with our first event at the British Airways i360 and back at The Brighton Marathon. We are so grateful to these wonderful fundraisers - your resilience, bravery and stamina are to be commended!”