A lasting and positive impression on Bexhill: The Alex Hall Memorial Fund

Six years after the passing of Alex Hall, a runner and a popular member of the BRT (Bexhill Runners and Triathletes) who had a heart attack while running on the promenade, a fund set up in his memory continues to make a positive impact in Bexhill.

Every year, the Alex Hall Memorial Fund 5K takes place along Bexhill seafront, as well as shorter races for children. In the 2018 edition, over 100 ran. An amazing achievement for an event which had under 30 participants in its inaugural year.

However, the race isn’t the only fundraiser. Every year Alex’s son, Alexander, organises a day at Thorney Park Golf Club on what would’ve been his father’s birthday.

A volunteer encourages another runner to the finish line

The fund’s main goal is to encourage children in the area to take part in sport while working closely with BRT. The clubs junior kit is sponsored by the fund and allows them to purchase it for just £5.

It has also provided the seafront with multiple defibrillators, a piece of equipment that might have helped Alex on the day he died.

The flagpole: A point of reflection

However, those aren’t the only landmarks which serve as a reminder of Alex on the front. A flagpole takes on a certain significance to members of BRT as it marks the spot where the tragedy occurred. Dave Oxbrow, who was good friend of Alex and was with him at the time of his death, uses the landmark as a point of reflection.

You can find out more about the Alex Hall memorial fund here; https://www.facebook.com/AlexHall.mf/

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