30th November 2017
A team from Eden Housing Association (EHA) took part in the Great North Run yesterday and has already raised more than their initial target of £1750.
After weeks of training and preparation, the seven-strong team joined over 50,000 others to take part in the event so they could raise money for Hospice At Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.
The youngest members of the team raced to the finishing line first, with all seven crossing the line safely. Taking part were Brad Renwick, Max Stoddart, Andrew Hodgson, John Clasper, Owen Kirkland, Katie Furness, and Emma Wilson. The team was delighted to find out that Brad and Max were home in the first 10% of all those taking part in the race.
Emma Wilson said “The crowd was amazing right along the route, but the last mile was unbelievable and that really helped us get across the finishing line.”
John Clasper Chief Executive of Eden Housing Association said “As an organisation we are 20 years old this year – and so are Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. Finding a charity to partner with was very easy. So far, we’ve raised enough money to provide 145 hours of respite care and we’re hoping to reach a final target of £2000.”
The team still has money and pledges to collect so they are leaving their donation page open for a few more weeks. Donations can be made at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/edenhousing
Main Picture: Max Stoddart, John Clasper, Emma Wilson Katie Furness Brad Renwick, Owen Kirkland and Andrew Hodgson