About 80 people braved the mud and rain on Saturday to take part in the Uckfield Park Run.
Coldest and wettest of all were volunteer marshalls from Uckfield Runners, who kept participants on course, but they were all smiles afterwards as they presented a cheque to the Children’s Respite Trust.
Their £1,000 donation will make an “enormous difference” to the charity, chief executive Gavin Fisher told them.
He said the Uckfield-based charity provides respite for disabled children and support for their families in Sussex and Kent and the help towards running costs was much appreciated.
Presenting the cheque to Mr Fisher was Pete Wilkes chairman of the runners.
He told Uckfield News the runners’ membership fee is £20 a year and every time people run on a club morning or evening – Monday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday evening – they pay £1.
With the three groups of up to 60 people out every week the pound coins soon build up to a surplus which can be donated to charity.