Halloween fun run raises hundreds for HIV charity

Halloween Fun Run in Hove
Halloween Fun Run in Hove

More than 160 people donned their most terrifying outfits and took part in the inaugural Halloween Fun Run in Hove, raising over £850 for local HIV charity, The Sussex Beacon.

The family-friendly event on Saturday (October 28) consisted of a 5k run for adults and a mini mile along the prom for the kids, with everyone donning Halloween costumes.

Simon Dowe, chief executive of The Sussex Beacon, said: “This was a brilliant event, I’ve never seen such a cheery bunch of vampires, ghosts and ghouls. Not only was it good fun, but all the money raised will go directly towards helping local people living with HIV, so it was for a great cause too.

"Huge thanks go to everyone involved in organising this, we’re hoping it will become an annual event and that the blood-thirsty creatures will get their trainers on for us again next year.”

The Halloween Fun Run was organised by E3 and sponsored by Glencairn Consulting, a local IT company.

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission last year.

For more information about The Sussex Beacon, visit {http://www.sussexbeacon.org.uk|www.sussexbeacon.org.uk