Junior Great North Runners step up to the Mark!

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We had a brilliant day with our 50 Junior Great North Runners who joined us on the NewcastleGateshead quayside in this year’s Junior Great North Run on Saturday, 9 September. They have helped raised an incredible £5,000 thanks to their amazing efforts. Here are some of the photos from the day. They are true superstars and we can’t thank them enough.

Our 2017 Great North Runners!

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Bags of Help

It’s been a busy few days in the Tynedale Hospice office as we’ve been counting up donations from a day of bag packing at M&S Hexham.

Eager bag packers included many of our junior and Great North Runners, many of whom proudly showed off their running t-shirts and vests as they packed.

Getting through those buckets definitely took some time but on of our brilliant volunteers, Sophie, carefully counted up the change. One collection tin had more than £130 of donations in – which just goes to show how all those pennies (and pound coins) can add up!

We were excited to learn the grand total raised which comes in at £678.88!! We are delighted! A big thank you to M&S Hexham for their ongoing support, to all of their customers who took the time to chat to our bag packers and donate, to our team of friendly and enthusiastic bag pack volunteers and to Sophie for doing a brilliant job counting up all the donations.

Our junior and adult Great North Runners will be running in aid of Tynedale Hospice on the 9th and 10th September and will be hoping to raise over £10,000 between them!

Stroll On Launches!

This week we see the launch of a very special account of one man’s journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats – on foot! In April 2016, Chris Francis from Humshaugh in Northumberland, set out to complete a long held ambition to walk the length of Britain. Stroll On! is an inspiring and entertaining account of his journey and is available now to purchase.

New Trustees bring experience and skill to the Hospice

We’re delighted to welcome six new trustees to our board bringing to the organisation valuable experience from health, retail, business and education.