On Sunday 10th September, 60,000 people took on the iconic 13.1 mile / 21 km Great North Run in Newcastle, many in aid of charity.
As people ran in what started as unseasonably warm temperatures but ended in torrential rain and flash flooding, a staggering £25m was raised for a variety of causes.
A new world record was set, a 102 year old man completed the race as the oldest finisher ever and even Olympic champion Mo Farah was there - finishing 4th in his final professional race (congrats Mo!), but OUR heroes of the day were five incredible supporters who between them raised over £5,400 for Open Arms!
Thank you Robert, Fiona, Alan, Lindsay and Bev!
Bev's 2019 trip to Open Arms Infant Homes left a lasting impression. Of her experience, she shares, "The work Open Arms do for babies and children of Malawi is so important, and I watch in awe as the team take into care the most vulnerable, nourish and watch them flourish into beautiful children."
"I absolutely love raising money for Open Arms. I think because I have been to Malawi, have experienced first-hand the amazing work being done and understand the challenges the people of Malawi face everyday, for me its just a natural thing to do."
Bev supports us in a number of ways - through child sponsorship, inspired fundraising (from making and selling stunning crocheted bags to participating in challenge events!) and by being a much-valued ambassador for our charity. She has just done the GNR in support of Open Arms for the second year in a row (4th time in total!) and we are so very grateful for her devotion and support!
It is not easy fundraising for the same charity year after year, but Bev continues to do so with tenacity and creativity - this year, selling raffle tickets as part of her fundraising to win a beautiful crocheted blanket that she herself made by hand. What a multi-talented lady!
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