Heroes & Villains charity run

Kind hearted support

The people of Brighton and Hove are well known for their support of those in need and today they turned out in their hundreds to support the charity Pass it on Africa. Hove Lawns saw heroes and villains of all shapes, sizes and ages run to raise money to provide schools and support for children in Africa.

How it began

Pass It On Africa is a charity run by dedicated people who work hard to help build schools and support education in some of the poorest areas of Africa. The charity was started in 2005 by James Macdonald and Matt Lambert. They ran the Dublin Marathon to help raise £1000 to buy shoes for the orphans of the Tenderfoot school, Nairobi, Kenya.

Building schools in Africa

The guys really enjoyed dressing up as superheroes for the marathon but were surprised how few costume runners there actually were. They decided to create a dedicated superhero fancy dress run and so the Heroes & Villains run was born. Ten years on and the charity they began has evolved into building and supporting schools in four African countries.

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