A team of keen runners from Adderstone Group joined over 50,000 others when they participated in the Great North Run. The famous 13.1-mile event took place on Sunday 10th September, beginning in Newcastle and finishing on the seafront in South Shields.
The team included Olivia Stephenson, Peter Huxley, Roger Nankervis, Charlie Harkness, Kieran Metcalf and they raisied money for fantastic charities which include; Alzheimer’s Society, Red Cross, NSPCC and The Good Will Cause, through the Adderstone Foundation.
Thanks to Adderstone Foundation part of the team’s donations from friends and family, will be doubled through the charity’s matched giving scheme and sent on to their charities of choice.
Roger Nankervis completed the half marathon in 1:44:56
Charlie Harkness completed the half marathon in 02:36:25
Olivia Stephenson explained: “This was my first time running the Great North Run and I thought it was an amazing experience. I feel a real sense of achievement and I can't wait to do it again next year!
“I ran for the Alzheimer’s Society which is very close to my heart, as my Mama has suffered with the disease for over 10 years. I was very fortunate that my sister was home from Australia to run alongside me. We raised nearly £3000 in total!"
Olivia completed the half marathon in 02:10.11
Matched Giving scheme exists to encourage Adderstone Group staff to engage in fundraising activities through taking part in sponsored events and personal challenges.
Every staff member employed by Adderstone Group is entitled to claim up to a maximum of £300 each year from the matched giving scheme, to be donated to a charity of their choice.
If you would like to find out more about the team or sponsor them, please find details on their Just Giving pages below:
Olivia Stephenson is running in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Liv-and-Kitty-Stephenson
Charlie Harkness is running in aid of the NSPCC -https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie-harkness2
Roger Nankervis is running in aid of The Red Cross https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roger-nankervis?utm_source=sms
Peter Huxley is running in aid of The Good Will Cause -https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-huxley3?utm_id=25
Kieran Metcalf is running in aid of The Good Will Cause-https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kieran-metcalf1