It's been a long time since I've done one of these — but, as I have a little free time for once, here's a round-up of recent stories.

New Business

It seems brave to open a personal training business in 0ur time of social distancing and the rule of six — but that's exactly what Portside PT have done down at the port. Fantastic views for a workout, though.

New business opens up in Shoreham Port
A NEW business has opened up in Shoreham Port.

Charity Happenings

Pedal People connects volunteer cyclists with elders who would like a trip out. They're now working with Home Inside to allow local care residents a safe, enjoyable trip out.

Older people enjoy cycling adventures thanks to ‘Pedal People’
A Brighton, Hove and Shoreham home care company for older people is using a local service so that the elderly can enjoy cycle rides.

Tim Rose was due to run the London Marathon for chairty, but has deferred it for obvious reasons. So, instead, he ran the marathon locally. He's already raised thousands for charity — but there's still time to donate.

Friends and family join Shoreham teacher on his virtual London Marathon, in lieu of cheering crowds
Teacher Tim Rose has run the virtual London Marathon in memory of his mother-in-law, with help from family and friends along the way.

It's been tough time for many of us, including charities. With many having to lay off staff and curtail activities, it's heartening to see a local charity doing well:

Youth charity for Adur and Worthing secures £90,000 grant
Shoreham-based youth charity ESTEEM has secured a £90,000 grant to help it continue its work in Adur and Worthing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Property News

TV presenter Ben Hillman is a local — here's how he built his Shoreham dream house.

How A Place In The Sun’s Ben Hillman built his dream home
Ben Hillman turned his 1930s semi into his dream home.

Local photographer gets a retrospective — on the Isle of Wight

Shoreham photographer Marilyn Stafford blazed a trail for fashion photography in the 1950s amd 60s by taking her models onto the street, rather than into her studio. For the next three months there's a major exhibition of her genre-defining work — only a short boat ride away…

Distinguished Shoreham photographer Marilyn Stafford celebrated in new exhibition
Distinguished Shoreham-based photographer Marilyn Stafford, aged nearly 95, is the subject of a major new exhibition.

And here's the details from the gallery:

A Fashion Retrospective – Marilyn Stafford – Dimbola

Church of the Good Shepherd's new old associate vicar

Revd Jane has finished her curacy — and, unsually, has been granted permission to stay on in the local benefice as Associate Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Popular Shoreham Beach curate gets special permission to stay on as associate vicar
Churchgoers on Shoreham Beach are delighted their popular curate has been allowed to stay on as associate vicar.

Kitesurfing photography

Here's some lively images of kitesurfers on the beach:

More from Shoreham Beach
Kite Surfing Seascape, Shoreham Beach, West Sussex October 2020 Kite Surfer, Shoreham Beach, West Sussex October 2020 Windsurfer, Shoreham Beach, West Sussex October 2020 I keep coming back to Shor…

And Finally…

Today is World Mental Heath day, and here our local Bearded Runner to explain why it matters.

Please take a minute

Posted by The Bearded Runner on Tuesday, October 6, 2020