Sarah steps up for the Foundation

05 September 2013

Adele in training with her ASF vest

With less than two weeks to go to the Great North Run a St Cuthberts Care foster worker has stepped into the running shoes of an injured colleague to take on the 13-mile challenge for the Alan Shearer Foundation.

Fostering North East's Development Manager, Sarah Croft, made the spirited move when one of the Alan Shearer Centre staff who had been going to take part, had to pull out.

"Last year was the first time that I hadn't done the Great North Run since I was 18 and I did miss it, so it's great to have the opportunity to do it for the Foundation this year", said Sarah, who is already enlisted to help out at the event's pasta party on the Quayside the day before.

Sarah joins six other volunteers taking part in the iconic race on Sunday 15 September for the Foundation, including another St Cuthberts Care head office colleague, Adele Southern.

Communications Manager, Adele, won her place in the race when she applied to The Journal for one of the last 100 numbers to be issued by the Great North Run organisers.

Writing in verse to promote the charity's cause, part of Adele's competition entry read:

If I had a place in this year's Great Race,
I'd run for the Shearer Foundation,
I'd be "heed awa heels
To run to Sooth Sheels,"
For the thought of a pledge or donation.

A race number would let me compete,
In this iconic half marathon feat,
And to aid those less able,
I'd be wearing a label,
Saying: "Please give by text or by tweet"!

To donate to the Alan Shearer Foundation for our Great North Run participants you can do so via our BT MyDonate page  or visit their individual BT fundraiser pages.