Great runners raise funds for Shared Interest Foundation
On Sunday 11 September, five runners joined 57,000 others to
line the streets of Newcastle to take part in this year's Great
North Run, in aid of our sister charity, Shared Interest
Shared Interest member Melissa Duncan was one of the runners who
took part in the event. Melissa's fantastic fundraising efforts
raised a whopping £1,650.
Melissa said: "As a member of Shared Interest I was aware of the
good work of the Foundation and of its importance. When I found out
Shared Interest Foundation had places in the Great North Run I
thought this would be a great opportunity to support it.
"The generous sponsorship and encouraging messages of support
were a needed boost during the run, especially at mile 11 which was
hilly and particularly unpleasant with the sun beating down. My
final time was 2:16 which meant that Mo Farah came in slightly in
front of me: 19,886 places! But at least that means there were
significantly more people behind me than in front of me.
"You can see how tired but pleased I was at the end of the race
from the photo. Later that evening it all seemed worth it when I
realised that the generosity of my sponsors meant that I'd raised
£1,650 for Shared Interest Foundation."
Photo courtesy of: Martin Avery