Sponsor boosts Charitable donations from Marathon
This year’s Barns Green Half Marathon which takes place on the 28th September, will once again be sponsored by Berkeley Homes. The house builder will be working with the race organisers to develop the event and attract even more runners to what has become one of the most popular half marathons in the south of England.
Berkeley Homes is building a brand new school in Barns Green as well as a new development of 69 houses. The Barns Green Half Marathon race route goes passed both the school site and the housing development site on 3 occasions over the 13 mile course adding two significant new landmarks to the race.
Commenting on the sponsorship tie up, Andrew McPhillips, Land and Planning Director, Berkeley Homes, said “We are delighted to be teaming up with the Barns Green Half Marathon. The race has a great reputation and we have enjoyed a very close and successful working relationship with the local residents over the past few months. Our involvement with Barns Green’s biggest single event will hopefully further strengthen our links with the village and surrounding area”.
The Chairman of the Barns Green Half Marathon Committee, Vernon Jennings commented, “It is wonderful to have Berkeley Homes support our race. We are extremely proud of what the race has been able to achieve and each year the event gets bigger with more runners, and spectators. Our charity this year is Sussex Air Ambulance. Because of the involvement of Berkeley Homes, we will be able to allocate even more funds to our chosen charities as well as the various local and junior organisations that do so much to improve village life for everyone”.