Are you ready to tackle the Great North Run for Alice House?

We are kicking off 2023 with an appeal for runners to join our Great North Run Team and raise money for Alice House.

The annual half-marathon is one of the most famous events of its kind and a huge day for the North East, along with charities throughout the UK and of course, thousands of runners.

Last year Hospice staff members took part, including Clinical Team members Paula Tempest, Kat Inch and Grace McCann. The three ran together and raised over £1200 in vital funding for local patient services.

Registered Nurse, Kat said “Our patients face so many struggles and I imagine some days feel like a marathon to them. Even in difficult times they find the strength to stay positive and smile; they are an inspiration. I wanted to give something back to the patients so decided to sign up for the GNR; it was my first time taking part and leading up to it I was nervous. Training and running with my colleagues Paula & Grace was motivating and a big support. It was a fantastic experience and a great feeling crossing the finish line together and receiving our medals. We are very grateful for all the sponsors we received which was also very motivating.”

The Hospice has a limited number of charity places available for this year’s event and will be sourcing additional ones later in the year, subject to demand, as well as welcoming runners who have obtained places through the public ballot and are looking for a charity to support.

Hospice Fundraiser Nicola Winwood is said, “Like many charities, the Hospice is facing a very challenging year ahead in terms of funding. The Great North Run is off to a brilliant start with lots of people wanting to get fit in January and setting themselves the goal of running in September. Running for the Hospice is a great motivator and I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch. Thanks to everyone taking part so far and best of luck with your training and sponsorship; it makes a big difference to our patients and their families.”

Alice House runners will also have access to transport to and from the event and each will receive a branded Hospice running shirt.

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The Great North Run takes place on 10 September 2023 and follows a 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields.

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