Michael, along with his wife Lisa and a team of volunteers, will be taking on the Great North Run on Sunday 8th September to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation.
The fundraising money donated will go towards two of the Foundation’s projects based in Tyne and Wear, Carrick’s Kicks and Wallsend Boys Club. This follows the team's participation in the Manchester 10k earlier this year where all funds where distributed amongst projects based in Greater Manchester.
Carrick’s Kicks, delivered in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation, provides youngsters from North Shields and Byker with free footballing opportunities as well as the chance to take part in constructive activities, learn leadership skills and complete qualifications to support their future endeavours.
The raised funds will also go to the continued support of Wallsend Boys Club, helping with the development of local partnerships, fundraising and securing commercial opportunities so that it can continue to provide a safe space for youngsters and their families.
In anticipation of the weekend, Michael explained; “This is the first year the Foundation has entered a team in the Great North Run and we’re really looking forward to it. Having
taken on the Manchester 10k a few months ago, we’re all up for the challenge of a few more miles.
“The Foundation is really close to my heart and it’s so important for me to be involved with events like this. I cannot thank our fantastic fundraisers enough for giving up their time to take part and help raise funds”.
The 13.1 mile race starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and will take runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where they will then will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge. Last year more than 40,000 runners and thousands of spectators took to the streets of to support the highly anticipated event.
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