Thanking all our Great North Run fundraisers and Frank Bruno

17 September 2015

by Jasmine Monk

So far over £10,000 has been raised by a record team of over 70 fundraisers competing in the 2015 Great North Run for our charity last Sunday.

The Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields is one of Britain’s most popular half marathons, with approximately 50,000 people taking part this year.

We had more runners involved this year than any previous Great North Run we have been involved in.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno accompanied wheelchair user Karen from Bradbury House for 11 miles of the 13 mile course!

Diane Armstrong took on both the Great North Run and the Langdale Marathon this weekend to raise funds for our Holehird service, which supports her mother in law Valerie with 24-hour care. Read more about Diane and Valerie's story.

It was a such a great day, and despite the unexpected hot weather everyone did so well.

It was so lovely to meet all the runners and their friends and family at our charity village after the race. A very big well done to the team!

We would like to thank the team who ran for us. Their commitment enabled us to raise a vast amount of money that will go a long way towards supporting people with disabilities.

Howdens Joinery, who supply accessible kitchens at our care homes, also raised over £10,000 for our charity and we are extremely grateful for their efforts.

Jasmine Monk is an events officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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