Brighton Charity Worker to run 100 miles in December!  

Brighton Charity Worker to run 100 miles in December!

Darren Snow, the manager of local community charity ‘The Crew Club’ will be running 100 miles throughout December to raise much needed funds for this amazing Whitehawk club.

Darren and his wife Lorraine set up the club in 1999 to provide a safe space for kids to go to after school. The Crew Club offers local kids a huge range of free weekly after-school activities like music, sport, drama, comedy workshops, fitness and well-being plus a school breakfast club, a share shop to help families top up their weekly shopping plus family cooking sessions.

Darren told us “all the money I raise will go towards supporting the hundreds of young people and their families that pass through our doors each week. Christmas can be a challenging time of year for many of our local families, compounded this year by the cost of living crisis, and we will be offering a lunch club and a food top up shop in the run up to Xmas.”

Darren runs a weekly boxing club and cycles regularly but he only started running in 2019. During lockdown he did a charity fundraiser for NHS Charities Together running 10km a day for three weeks but this year’s challenge will be really tough for him. He told us ” I haven’t been running much due to a head injury I incurred at a Charity Boxing event last year. I couldn’t do any proper physical activity for at least six months and found it really hard for the next six.”

Darren will need to run at least 3.2 miles every day for the full 31 days of December to complete his target. He hopes to give himself a few rest days by running double the daily distance on some days. As of 6thDecember he has run 20.1 miles (32.7 kilometres) and has 79.9 miles to go, the equivalent of three marathons!
Alongside Darren’s challenge, The Crew Club is encouraging as many people as possible to run for as many consecutive days as they can in December as part of the ‘Choose To Move Christmas Streak’ on Strava.This can be anything from one kilometre per day upwards.

“The club constantly needs to fundraise to keep it all going and any help people can give by sponsoring me makes this that little bit easier” Darren says.  “For me the best thing about the Crew Club is that children, youngpeople and adults can be themselves in a non-judgmental and safe environment that creates a feeling of ownership from those we support”.

If you would like to support Darren and the Crew Club charity please go to: for more general information on the Crew Club go to: or email: sign up to Choose to Move Strava go to: