Friday, 26th April 2019 @ 20:00
On Sunday, 28th April, former Harlequins Academy player, Will Brinkley, will be running the London Marathon in aid of Seb’s Foundation while Charlie is running the Marathon to raise funds for the Harlequins Foundation.
Will and Seb Adeniran-Olule played together for the Wellington College First XV, as well as both being members of Harlequins Academy. Will remembers Seb as a team and schoolmate, but also as a dear friend. His decision to make this commitment to Seb’s Foundation also comes because he benefitted from the kind of support that Seb’s Foundation provides.
Will said: "Seb and I were both beneficiaries of scholarships, and through running the marathon, I'm trying to help others, so that they can have the same opportunities to realise and fulfil their potential.” Will is also juggling the demanding training for the Marathon with preparation for his finals at Durham University.
Seb’s Foundation was established to bring hope from tragedy, following the death of Seb Adeniran-Olule, aged 20, in a road traffic collision in 2016. The Foundation provides opportunities for talented young people who would not otherwise be able to access them because they come from disadvantaged backgrounds by removing financial barriers so that they are able to develop and flourish; as well as by collaborating with key partners to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Please support the great effort Will is making for such a great cause by donating here.
For more information about Seb’s Foundation, visit www.sebsfoundation.org.
Charlie is also running the London Marathon this Sunday, to raise funds for the Harlequins Foundation. Among the Harlequins Foundation's flagship programs, METTLE is focused on improving the physical and mental health of young people while Switch encourages girls to get involved in the sport.
The charity also has a long term partnership with the Movember campaign to prevent men from dying too young, and runs a Brighter Futures Grant programme, which provides funding for local organisations and charitable endeavours in the community.
To donate, please click here and to find out more please click here.
In the fourth week of pre-season, the players were split into groups of three for a tough challenge