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Meet the YVC GNR runners!

The annual Great North Run is one of the country’s biggest charity fundraising days and we’re excited that for the first time ever we’re going to be part of it! We have a team of charity runners running to raise money for us and we can’t wait to support them on the day.

Meet the runners

Meet Melissa

I'm looking forward to taking part in the Great North Run this year because I'm very passionate about helping others and hope to help those that need it the most by being a part of the run to help raise funds.

Meet Matthew

Your Voice Counts has helped me at a low point in my life as I came to volunteer for them then started to work alongside them as a commissioning officer for people with learning disabilities to have their voices heard across South Tyneside. Your Voice Counts also runs two drop ins at Jarrow and Boldon for people with learning disabilities and autism. This is a safe haven where people can come to make new friends or just come for a cuppa and a chat. I am trying to raise at least £250 by doing the Great North Run. I am aiming to do the run in under three hours and will also be collecting along the way.

Meet Dave

I'm looking forward to doing the Great North Run this year because it's the first time Your Voice Counts has a team of runners raising money for our charity and I can't wait to see them and thank them at the finish line.

It's 20 years since the last time I ran it and I’m excited to see how 2 years of lockdown overeating, and inactivity has impacted my chances of completing the course in personal best time!

Meet Lewis

I will be doing the Great North Run 2022 for Your Voice Counts which is a charity who helps people with disabilities and mental health problems.

This specific charity meaning and intentions mean a lot to me and my family because just like multiple people out there I've been fighting a tough battle in life these past 2 years so therefore I'm doing this run too raise money for a charity who's trying their best to do a great job for others,


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