Local comedian Steve Royle and 12 other amazing participants took part in the Great North Run and raised over £8,600 for the Lancashire charity which supports children with physical and neurological disabilities.
The event returned last year on a different route after an absence due to the pandemic but on 11th September 2022, 60,000 runners made the 13.1-mile route, from Newcastle to South Shields, one of the World’s biggest Half Marathon’s.
In addition to Steve Royle, the team included friends, parents of children who use the services at Rainbow Hub and supporters from Network Rail and Edge Hill University.
Michelle Newton, whose daughter Evie attends Rainbow Hub, said, “I had the best day running for @rainbowhubnw. I was absolutely dreading it on the morning but I’m so proud of myself for getting through it, and with a decent time (2hr45) considering the lack of training involved! Thank you to every single one of you who have donated. I can’t tell you how much it means to us, and all the other families who benefit so much from Rainbow Hub!! Just know whatever money you donated is making such a huge difference to so many children and their families so thank you so so much.”
Tracy Daglish, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Rainbow Hub, and whose daughter Beth accessed the services of Rainbow Hub for many years, took part with her other daughter, Laura. They said “we were delighted to take part in this fantastic event and to raise funds for Rainbow Hub which is very close to our hearts. Now we are also going to take part in the London Marathon on 2nd October to raise more money and we are looking forward to crossing the finish line together. If anyone would like to support us, our just giving page is https://justgiving.com/fundraising/tracyandlauradaglish.”
Lyndsay Fahey, CEO, Rainbow Hub, said “We are very grateful to Steve Royle for taking time from his busy schedule to support us and to all of the participants for taking part and their enthusiasm and stamina! Every penny counts and helps us to continue to provide our much-needed services.
I hope you will join us in cheering on Tracy and Laura in the London Marathon next month.”
If anyone would like to support Rainbow Hub, please contact Emma Parish