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Joe Minihane is raising £500 for The Whitehawk Foodbank
Despite claiming I wouldn't dream of running another marathon, my childish need to beat my own wife's amazing London Marathon feats of 2014/15 mean that I'm back for more, running the Brighton Marathon 2024 on Sunday 7 April. This year, I'm running for the wonderful Whitehawk Food Bank. It's a cause close to my heart, as I've spent a chunk of time volunteering with the amazing team there over the past 12 months. What these volunteers do is vital. I've watched in wonder as they've helped pack bags, sort the warehouse, show true kindness to strangers and help with difficult benefits forms, all in the name of humanity and true social justice. Sadly, there work is needed now more than ever. According to the Resolution Foundation, absolute poverty is set to rise to 18.3 percent in 2023/24. By 2027/28, child poverty is due to be at its highest since 1998/99, with a rise of 170,000 compared with this year. The fact this is happening in the 5th richest nation on the planet is nothing short of shameful. I feel utter fury at the political class that has allowed this to happen, seeking to suggest this is somehow, to coin a phrase 'a lifestyle choice'. But rather than channeling my rage onto social media, I'm pounding the pavements instead. It's more positive and means I can hopefully affect change in a small way. If you can spare just a few quid, it would be amazing. Even if it's just the thought of me once again falling agonisingly short of my better half's stellar marathon time.


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Since 2015, Whitehawk Foodbank has been supporting local people in crisis with emergency food provision. This has only been possible d...