Brighton sponsored walk raises £3,000 for Haiti orphans

More than a hundred youngsters in Brighton have helped raise up to £3,000 for children orphaned by January’s earthquake in Haiti.

The children, aged between five and 15, took part in a sponsored 4.3-mile (6.9km) walk from Brighton Marina to the Hove Lagoons on Sunday.

The event was organised by the Muslim community in Brighton and Hove to raise funds for the Islamic Relief charity.

Every child that took part in the walk was awarded a medal at the finish line.

Sabri Ben-Ameur, who helped organise the charity walk, said the event was well supported by all sections of the community in Brighton and Hove.

He added: “It went extremely well, better than expected.”