A charity celebrated its new partnership with the Brighton Marathon at the unveiling of a giant sand sculpture.

The giant sand-trainer was unveiled at Black Rock in Brighton and will feature at the site until September as part of the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival.

The impressive creation was specifically built to promote the hospice’s new partnership with the marathon.

The charity will recruit 300 runners for next year’s marathon to mirror the number of children the hospice cares for.

Guy Clinch, chairman of trustees at Chestnut Tree House, said: “It is an honour for Chestnut Tree House to be selected as the official local charity partner for the 2015 Brighton Marathon and we would like to say a huge thank you to the organisers, “The Grounded Events Company, for choosing Chestnut Tree House.

“Our staff, volunteers, parents and children are overjoyed and very proud.”

Chestnut Tree House has charity places available for the 2015 Brighton Marathon and welcomes other runners who would like to support the hospice. To run for Chestnut Tree House as part of their #Team300 please visit: www.chestnut-tree-house. org.uk/brightonmarathon.

Mark Adeosun