Stubbington Green Runners is a local running club based on the South coast of England between Portsmouth & Southampton, drawing members from the local communities of Stubbington, Lee on the Solent, Titchfield, Locks Heath, Whiteley and beyond. Originally founded in 1985 Stubbington Green Runners currently has 550 members and remains committed to encouraging running at all levels, and caters for runners of all abilities.
Each year in January the club runs the Stubbington 10k race - a popular event drawing runners from across Hampshire and beyond. To ensure the club gives back to their local communities, money raised from the event is donated to one or two nominated charities. This year, the clubs' members chose Autism Hampshire as one of two local charities to support after our Fundraising & Community Manager, Cheryl nominated Autism Hampshire.
Cheryl has been running with the club for 18 months, and really values the club's community spirit, as well as the support with her own running! "When I took up running in April 2020 doing Couch to 5k, I never thought I would be able to run more than that distance. But through club sessions and support from coaches and members, I ran a half marathon in 2021. I am so grateful to the club for choosing to support Autism Hampshire this year. Funds raised in this financial year will make a huge difference; the number of people we are supporting has grown hugely since April and we continue to invest so that we can offer the best opportunities and support to autistic and neurodivergent people. "
As well as donating to the charity through the Stubbington 10k, club members can raise additional funds for us by running in the London Marathon or the Great South Run. So far, we have three SGR members running the London Marathon for Autism Hampshire. You can read more about the London Marathon runners on their fundraising pages below.
A big thank you to the club and its members for choosing Autism Hampshire and being so supportive of us this year!
Thank you to SGR's members for choosing Autism Hampshire this year and to Cheryl, our Fundraising & Community Manager, for nominating us!
Sara and Stuart, avid members of the club, will be running the 2022 London Marathon for us to kick off the club's fundraising!
"Autism Hampshire is one of the nominated charities [Stubbington Green Runners] are supporting this year, as the Vice Chairman of the club, I would like to show my support to this great charity."
You can see Sara and Stuart with Cheryl, our Fundraising & Community Manager on the right.
The duo plan to raise funds by selling running vests to club members, hosting a raffle and organising an afternoon tea event (post club running session of course)!
You can sponsor Sara and Stuart by following this link to their Just Giving page:
Watch this space for what else we get up to with the club this year!