Thanks for a great response!

July 2013

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Thanks to everyone who responded to our appeal for volunteers to represent the Foundation in this year's Great North Run. We are delighted to tell you that all five places we had reserved have been taken.

As well as the many local runners who contacted us, we also had Tweets from as far away as Manchester and Liverpool offering to run for us on 15 September. The Alan Shearer Foundation earmarked the five places in this year’s Run to help raise funds for the Alan Shearer Centre, our specialist provision for children and adults with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.

We will be paying the entry fees for our volunteers and, in return, they will raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship for the Foundation.

If you have your own place in this year's Run and would like to raise funds for a charity which benefits thousands of local people of all ages, with a wide range of disabilities, then choose the Alan Shearer Foundation. Please contact Nicola Milne on 0191 229 0111 for more information and an official sponsorship form. Or you can email Nicola at