£400 Raised - Great North Run 2017
Since I turned 40 a few years ago I've been setting myself challenges, I've really got into running & along with my running buddy Lisa we decided that a half marathon would be good challenge and what better one to enter than The Great North Run. We both discussed raising money for a charity with Freddie (my son) in mind and as a family we have always been grateful for FDRG and for all they have done for Freddie, so what better way to give back than to raise money & complete the challenge. So we both entered, I was lucky enough to get in through the ballot and the training started.
Whilst completing the GNR I felt really proud & humbled at all the amazing 57'000 people running for someone loved & lost, for a charity close to their heart or just running for the challenge.
The 13.1 miles is the most I have ever run in my life, it was truly a challenge but I enjoyed every minute.
I'm proud to say I raised £400 which is amazing, so this will go towards ensuring other children get to experience the great work that you guys do at FDRG.