As part of Wildwood PR’s 25 challenges to celebrate 25 years in business, I decided to take on the Burgess Hill 10K. The Wildwood team collectively decided to raise money for several charities to lend our support in different areas and this time around it was in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
The Mid Sussex marathon weekend brings together three races in three towns over three days: two 10 mile races in both East Grinstead and Haywards Heath, and the 10 kilometre in Burgess Hill. All three combine to cover a total of 26.2 miles – the distance of a marathon.
The Burgess Hill leg was composed of two 5km circuits from the local secondary school and around the fields. Much to my disappointment, when I passed the 7km sign, I had really just managed 2km! I completed the course under my target time and even had some of the Wildwood team out to support me – all made worthwhile for the chosen charity.
The British Heart Foundation plays a huge role in cures and treatments for people with heart and circulatory diseases, of which 7 million people in the UK live with and sadly killing 1 in 4 people. In 2017-18, £128 million donated by generous supporters was spent on research and support for heart patients. Information on where donations go, their strategy and targets for 2030 to continue improving lives is neatly summed up on their website.