This Sunday (27 February), Sussex-based estate agents, Mishon Mackay is lacing up its running shoes and taking on the annual Brighton Half Marathon to raise money for three chosen charities that support families, and rescue animals.
So far, the team has raised £1,250 for three charities which include Paws2Rescue, The Snowdrop Trust and Adur Special Needs Project.
One of the five runners, and a Sales Negotiator at the Hove Office, Sue Vila, is running on behalf of West Sussex based charity Adur Special Needs Project (ASNP). ASNP is an equal opportunities non-profit charity that runs play schemes for local children aged five to fifteen who have a registered special educational need or disability.
With a daughter who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Sue said: “I chose this local charity as it’s very close to our hearts. Our daughter, Savanna has autism and attends the ASNP weekend sessions to help support her development. The work they do is amazing, and I want to give back as much as I can.”
Mishon Mackay’s Senior Administrator, Danielle Snell, is running on behalf of The Snowdrop Trust, a Sussex-based charity that provides nursing care at home for local children who have life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.
Having a child of her own, Danielle said: “What the Snowdrop Trust is doing is incredibly inspiring and I wanted to support them at a local level. Every mile I run I will be thinking of these families who face challenges every day - with your help we can aid The Sussex Snowdrop Trust a little.”
Amy Newman, Sales Manager at the Hove office, is running on behalf of Paws2Rescue, a charity that she has supported for several years. Paws2Rescue support Romanian dogs by providing animal shelters with food and bedding, raising donations for veterinary treatments, neutering programmes, and helping to find suitable homes for rescue dogs.
Having previously worked for the RSPCA, Amy currently has two rescue dogs and a cat. Amy said: “I’m passionate about helping animals and have worked with local animal rescue charities since I was 16 years old. Having had several rescue dogs and cats over the years it was a no brainer for me to run for such a great charity that does amazing work helping animals in need!”
Alex Mackay, Managing Director at Mishon Mackay, said: “What the team is doing is fabulous. Their chosen charities do amazing work, and we are all supporting them in any way we can. Good luck for Sunday team Mishon Mackay. I would have loved to have joined you but my running days are long behind me!”
The 13-mile race begins on Madeira Drive and loops round the Brighton area including key destinations such as Brighton Marina, Brighton i360, Hove Lagoon and back.
To donate and support the Mishon Mackay team, please visit the Go Funding pages below:
The Sussex Snowdrop Trust: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dani-snell
The Adur Special Needs Project: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sue-Vila
To find out more information about Mishon Mackay please contact the team on 01273 821800 or visit www.mishonmackay.com.