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Age UK Brighton & Hove enters team into the inaugural Music 5k run

Published on 21 May 2018 03:13 PM

Age UK Brighton and Hove had a charity team running/dancing/walking their way around the Music 5K course on Madeira Drive today. Eight staff and volunteers took part in the family friendly event where Age UK Brighton & Hove got a shout out from Heart FM DJ, Jack the Lad. 

Fundraising volunteer Paulette Cowley set a good pace with the walk and another Age UK volunteer Patsy Tayler, helped on the registration desk.  Staff member Andy Crosby won the award for best costume on the day, with his Adam Ant outfit turning heads and Richard Harris, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Age UK saw his son win ‘best youngster’ and secure a visit to Heart FM during the breakfast show. 

Rachel Cashman, Chief Executive of Age UK Brighton & Hove said “This was a great event which we were delighted to be part of. Staying active in later life is so important and this is exactly the kind of thing older people can take on with their families. It was a relaxed, happy atmosphere, with wheelchairs and pushchairs welcome. We’re hoping to get a bigger team together next year and hope to turn it into a significant fundraiser to support our vital work with older people across Brighton and Hove.”

The full Age UK Brighton & Hove team included Rachel Cashman, Andy Crosby, Richard Harris, Shirley Small, Jo Tiley, Paulette Cowley, Alex Harris and Patsy Tayler.  

Age UK Brighton & Hove is dedicated to helping older people across the City make the most of later life. To find our more call 01273 720603, email  info@ageuk-bh.org.uk or visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/brightonandhove/