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Help Taylor reach his England Deaf Rugby Dream

A project by: Michelle Page



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This project received pledges on Sun 23 Feb 2020
Support Panther Pete running the Brighton Half Marathon to raise funds for Taylor's England Dream

Support ben running the brighton half marathon as panther pete. ben is raising funds to Help Taylor get to south Africa to represent the England deaf rugby team

Sport Brighton staff member Ben Letschka (pictured right) is running the Brighton Half Marathon dressed as the University of Brighton sports team mascot Panther Pete. Ben is taking on this feat to raise funds to support the University of Brighton Student Taylor Morris (pictured left). Taylor is looking to raise the funds needed to travel to South Africa in May to represent England's Deaf Rugby Team.

Ben's Brighton half Marathon dressed as panther pete

Sport Brighton staff member Ben enjoys running and a challenge! Ben will be looking to run the Brighton Half Marathon on the 23rd February dressed as everyone's favourite mascot. Ben is hoping for a nice cool day as the suit will no doubt be hot. Not wanting to get the new look Panther Pete suit sweaty Ben will be wearing Panther Pete's younger look from 2015. Help cheer and support Ben on his journey around the course.  

The cause:

Who is Taylor Morris

Taylor is a first year Physiotherapy student at the University of Brighton. Taylor is also on Sport Brighton's scholarship programme as a performance athlete having represented the England Deaf Rugby team. Taylor also plays for the University of Brighton men's rugby 1st team.

Taylor's Story

Taylor was born with a deformity which meant he had no eardrum/hole in his right ear. His hearing is normal in his left ear. Taylor has a passion for rugby and got his first England call up against Wales last year. 

Where will the money go?

  • To pay for the travel and expenses needed to play in a forthcoming three test series in South Africa.

GeT Updates

Follow the Sport Brighton Instagram feed for updates of Ben's day running as Panther Pete on the 23rd of February. www.instagram.com/sportbrighton Follow Taylor's England journey via his Instagram www.instagram.com/taylorlee_morris

Help us succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • Cheer and shout your support for Ben and Panther Pete at the Brighton Half Marathon.
  • And we know we said that money isn’t all we need, but we’d love it if you could donate. Please support us and help get Taylor to South Africa.