Brighton Marathon

South Avenue's marathon running team


Three Hurstpierpoint residents have all completed marathons this year, and they’ve helped each other along the way.

Fiona Bates, Gary Cole and Sarah Elsmore all live on South Avenue and became each other’s support network earlier this year when it became apparent they were working towards the same goal.

The full story is on page 19 of June's Hurst Life magazine. But you can support each of them with the following donation pages:




Hurstpierpoint local ladies run marathon for hospices

Louise Payne & Lisa Stafford

Louise Payne & Lisa Stafford

Two local 40-somethings, Louise Payne and Lisa Stafford, are taking on the challenge of running the Brighton Marathon this 9th April in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice. “We are very much looking forward to this challenge, but with the usual ‘Maranoia’ that goes with it. We want to raise as much as we possibly can for this wonderful charity and are hoping that people’s generosity will help us reach our target and beyond. We thank all our friends and family who have donated so generously already.”

Louise has worked for the hospice for the last five years as a physiotherapist, so it made complete sense to support the hospice. “We want to make our Marathon count, and what better motivation could you have than supporting such a local and worthy charity. St Peter & St James Hospice is a vital service to our local community but only receives 17% government funding. Therefore, they must raise 2.6 million pounds a year to run the hospice and their community services in East and West Sussex. If you wish to make a donation, then please visit our fundraising page by following the link provided. To all who donate please accept our grateful thanks in advance for your wonderful generosity.”