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Albion in the Community (AITC) is encouraging Seagulls fans to sign-up for a physical fundraising challenge to help kick-start their New Year health drives.

AITC has charity places available for a range of events in 2017 and is hoping that Albion fans that have set New Year’s resolutions to improve their general fitness might sign-up for a race to act as extra motivation.

The charity has places available for the Brighton Half Marathon on 26 February; the BM10K and Brighton Marathon on 9...

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Albion in the Community (AITC) is encouraging Seagulls fans to sign-up for a physical fundraising challenge to help kick-start their New Year health drives.

AITC has charity places available for a range of events in 2017 and is hoping that Albion fans that have set New Year’s resolutions to improve their general fitness might sign-up for a race to act as extra motivation.

The charity has places available for the Brighton Half Marathon on 26 February; the BM10K and Brighton Marathon on 9 April; and the Warrior Run on 23 April.

Phil Swain took part last year and enjoyed the experience so much he has already signed up to run again for AITC – and is encouraging other fans to do the same.

He said: “I have always been impressed by the excellent work AITC does for the local area. Taking part in the BM10K gave me a great opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause while helping me to get fitter.

“It was very easy to sign up for the race, with Albion in the Community paying the entry fee as long as you commit to raise £100 in sponsorship money. The JustGiving page is automatically linked to Albion in the Community so all donations go directly to them which makes fundraising very straightforward. Plus you get a free running vest to wear on the day.

“The BM10k is a really good distance for both experienced and novice runners and taking was such a positive experience that I have signed up again this year.

“I cannot recommend it enough for anyone who wants a fitness goal to aim for while raising money to help support the wonderful work that AITC does.”

And he isn’t alone in recommending fundraising for AITC to other fans. George Clayson (pictured above) completed the Brighton Marathon last year and said: “Running the Brighton Marathon in aid of AITC was simply amazing.

“It was a life-enhancing experience to be able to support a brilliant Brighton-based charity that uses the power of sport to change and improve people’s lives.”

For more information, email: fundraising@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.