Eight-year-old Rhona Moralee from Brighton completed this years Mini Mile and raised £120 for Brighton Housing Trust’s First Base Day Centre. First Base offers a range of services for homeless people in Brighton and Hove including food, showers, clean and dry clothes, and support to get off the streets.
Rhona was honoured at a special event at First Base Day Centre, where she was presented with a Fundraising Certificate to acknowledge her efforts.
Rhona said: “I ran the Mini Mile for Brighton Housing Trust because people should not sleep on the streets.
“I am now old enough to do the Mini Mile, to fundraise and make a difference.”
Also acknowledged and thanked were 12 cyclists, ranging in age from 21 to 60, with varying degrees of fitness and cycling proficiency, but with lots of determination, who cycled from Brighton to Paris. The £2500 raised also went to First Base Day Centre.
The group cycled 153 miles and climbed over 5,500 feet in three days. Cyclist, Fiona Walsh, said: “The group felt that one of the most pressing local issues is homelessness. We were impressed by BHT as they look at the whole problem.
“We chose to support BHT as their ethos to empower and enable people to live independent, healthy and happy lives resonated with us.”