Sedlescombe charity runners double winners at half marathon awards

Team Pestalozzi members with their two trophies
Team Pestalozzi members with their two trophies
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Half marathon runners supporting an educational charity in Sedlescombe were presented with two trophies at an awards ceremony on Sunday (April 24).

Team Pestalozzi won the Bill Bailey Charity Trophy for being the largest charity running group at the Hastings Half Marathon as well as an award for being the biggest nonaffiliated group at the ceremony in St Leonards.

Team Pestalozzi after the Hastings Half Marathon on March 20

Team Pestalozzi after the Hastings Half Marathon on March 20

The team supported the Pestalozzi International Children’s Trust, a ‘village’ in Sedlescombe that provides secondary education scholarships to disadvantaged young adults.

The charity’s fundraising officer James Bacon thanked their supporters and said they hoped to do even better next year.

“A huge and very much heart-felt thank you to all of our supporters for being so generous in donating to our charity,” he said.

“The team are delighted with the response, which will spur them on to do even better next year.”

The 32-strong team included 18 students, four staff and 10 supporters from the Sedlescombe-based charity.

Snooker star Mark Davis presented the awards at a packed Azur at the Marina Pavilion having also taken part in the half marathon on March 20.

Team Pestalozzi raised more than £7,000, which will go towards the provision of educational scholarships for future Pestalozzi students.

The award follows months of training and hard work, which they hope to continue and build on for next year’s event.

Every year Team Pestalozzi is increasing not only in numbers, but also the funds raised and the runners hope to do even better in 2017.

For more information on how to join the running team, or sponsor Team Pestalozz, visit: or call 01424 870444.

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