A CHILDREN’S hospital charity is appealing for half-marathon participants.

Rockinghorse, the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, is appealing for runners in next month’s half marathon on February 23.

The charity is encouraging participants who already have a place in the half-marathon to run for Rockinghorse in support of its projects to benefit sick and disadvantaged children, babies and young people.

Rockinghorse also has 20 exclusive charity places in the Youth Races, which is open to anyone aged between seven and 17.

The charity is asking for participants to raise £50 in sponsorship.

To sign up to run for Rockinghorse, contact Lucy Pond on 01273 330044.