Haywards Heath Mayor’s Marathon to raise cash for children’s charity

The mayor of Haywards Heath is part of a trio that is running around town to raise funds for local charity Time4Children.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:44 pm

Alastair McPherson will be joining deputy mayor Matt Jeffers and town clerk Steve Trice for the gruelling Mayor’s Marathon over three days in April.

They are set to follow the format of the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend, taking on the 26-mile challenge.

Mr McPherson said: “We are proud to be running the Mayor’s Marathon for such an important local charity.

From left: Steve Trice, town clerk, Alastair McPherson, Haywards Heath mayor, and Matt Jeffers, deputy mayor
From left: Steve Trice, town clerk, Alastair McPherson, Haywards Heath mayor, and Matt Jeffers, deputy mayor

“Time4Children is a small charity that I know very well and who do brilliant work to support children locally.

“Especially at this time, where the pandemic has hugely impacted the emotional well-being of some of our children, Time4Children can provide them with the time to explore and voice their feelings, at their own pace, in a safe environment.”

He added that the support that Time4Children can give children helps them to build their emotional resilience, their self-esteem and their self-confidence.

“I find the charity’s work so inspiring and because they are local, it means a lot to us to be able to help them in this way,” said Mr McPherson.

“Please do support us in our Mayor’s Marathon and help us raise funds for my wonderful mayoral charity.”

Time4Children is a small charity based in Haywards Heath, dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of children of primary school age in Mid Sussex.

It provides free one-to-one emotional listening support for children who find it hard to express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and worries safely.

But like like many small charities, it has struggled with its usual fundraising during the pandemic.

Money raised from the Mayor’s Marathon will help train the dedicated volunteers who provide one on one emotional listening support to local children.

Visit the event’s LocalGiving Page for more details about the Mayor’s Marathon and how you can donate funds to help the Time4Children.