Norm’s Snails Pace Marathon

1 Day, 26 Miles, 50 Snails… legendary DJ & Martlets’ Ambassador, Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, took on a fundraising challenge for Martlets.

On Friday 19 October Norman walked, rather than ran, a marathon around all 50 of Snailspace’s mighty molluscs, which are currently dotted around the city of Brighton & Hove.

The whole idea of #BeMoreSnail day is to slow down, appreciate what’s around you and spend a bit more time with people you love. It is a philosophy that resonates with the care provided by Martlets.

Norman Cook said:

“The more I thought about it the more I wanted to embrace the idea of slowing down. By walking it is a far more sociable affair, I can get a selfie at each snail, chat to people as I’m walking, and can really embody the motto of #BeMoreSnail. I’m really hoping people will sponsor me ahead of the challenge and on the day. So, 1 day, 26 miles and 50 snails – lets do this!”

Norm's Snail's Pace Marathon

In just one week's time, Fatboy Slim will become Fatboy Slow as he takes on Norm's Snail's Pace Marathon to raise funds for Martlets Hospice. He's aiming to raise £5000 but he needs your help and donations. With £5000, we could support 13 patients through a year of Day Services support at Martlets or provide 64 visits from our Community Hospice at Home team. If you want to support Norm, make sure you visit the fundraising page on our website and get donating NOW or text SLOW18 £5 to 70070. Make sure you watch right to the end for Norm's special message to the people of Brighton and Hove.

Posted by Snailspace Brighton & Hove on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Norman set off from Big Beach Café and visited every giant gastropod on the Snailspace route. He was joined by family and friends, including our Director, Charlie, at different stages throughout the day. The challenge is set to raise at least £5,000 for Martlet’s life-changing care.

You can still donate and pledge your support by visiting his fundraising page.