Sunday September 11th will see 40,000+ runners gathering on Newcastle’s Central Motorway for the start of the 36th Great North Run.
Do give them your encouragement, and sponsor them generously. No doubt there will be quite a number from our churches taking part: here are a few that we are aware of.
Roger Mills, vicar of St John’s LEP Kingston Park, is raising money for Christian Aid for his 18th year in a row. Roger says “Sums modest to us in the UK can make a massive difference elsewhere – e.g. only £3 buys a life-saving mosquito net for a child in Africa.” You can sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/
Also running for Christian Aid are Ron and Shirley Forster, minister of Morpeth, Bavington and Widdrington URCs and his wife).
Ron, who is currently our stand-in moderator, says ‘I guess there may be many others who seek your sponsorship, and please support them as you wish, but I am asking you to support two people whose combined ages total 126!’ You can sponsor them at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ron-forster
Remember too the Eve of Run events in Newcastle on Saturday