Brendon running to raise cash for young carers

Brendon Evans
Brendon Evans

A schoolboy is taking part in Hastings Half Marathon’s children’s 2.5km mini-run on Sunday (March 22) to raise money for young carers.

Brendon Evans, 11, helps his mum, Carol look after his dad Paul, who is blind and has limited mobility following a major stroke, and his older brother William, who has autism.

He wants to raise cash for the Young Carer Befriending scheme. The volunteer-led service, provided by the Association of Carers, enables children who help look after a parent and/or sibling to have regular time out from their caring role.

Brendon’s father said: “I am delighted that Brendon is taking part in the mini-run to help raise money for the Young Carer Befriending Service. Running to raise money is in our family, before my stroke I ran 40 miles from Eastbourne to Hastings Pier and back again, dressed in a teddy bear outfit to raise money for children with disabilities.

“We are so grateful that Brendon has the opportunity to go out with his befriending volunteer. When he comes back from his time with her, he is so happy and full of fun.

“The association needs to raise £10,000 this year to continue supporting the young carers it is currently working with.”

To sponsor Brendon visit his fundraising page: or contact the Association of Carers Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, on 0300 330 9498 (local rate).