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BRIGHTON RACECOURSE SET TO MARK THE END OF SOUTH COAST STRETCH OF WALKING THE COURSES CHARITY CAMPAIGN

Wed, May 27, 2015

On Friday 29th May, 53-year-old father of four, Richard Farquhar, will arrive at Brighton Racecourse having completed the last of his South coast racecourse-to-racecourse walks, this time from Fontwell Racecourse. His arrival at Brighton will mark the completion of the first quarter of his remarkable fundraising pilgrimage, dubbed �Walking The Courses'. He's a long way from the finish line, however.

Farquhar is aiming to raise £1.4million for Racing Welfare and Pancreatic Cancer UK by connecting all sixty racecourses in mainland Britain on foot in an unbroken chain, in doing so
covering around 3,000 miles. To complete his Fontwell to Brighton leg of the journey in style, Farquhar will be walking the Brighton course itself at 12:30. He is hoping to be accompanied by members of the racing community and supporters of Walking The Courses.

Brighton Racecourse is the fifteenth racecourse in the country to host Walking The Courses. By April 2016, upon arrival back at Newmarket having completed all 58 racecourse-to-racecourse walks, Farquhar hopes to have hit his ambitious target of £1.4million, to have involved people from all across the UK in his challenge and partnered with some of the biggest corporates within the racing industry. Thus far, Walking The Courses has featured on Channel 4 Racing,
Sky's At The Races, Racing UK and BBC World's Service's coverage of the Grand National,which was won by Walking The Courses' Official Equine Ambassador, Many Clouds.

In spite of the campaign having only started a mere two months ago, Farquhar has already raised over £100,000: a great platform from which to chase his fundraising target. The Walking The Courses team will be collecting donations throughout the day at Brighton Racecourse on Friday and race goers are encouraged to give generously to the campaign's two extremely worthy but crucially underfunded beneficiaries.

Marketing Manager at Brighton Racecourse, George Hill, comments, "I think the challenge that Richard has set himself will be both demanding but also incredibly rewarding. The team at Brighton Racecourse are very much looking forward to the opportunity of hosting part of this event and supporting both on the day and throughout the campaign".

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