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Take on the Great North Run for Sue Ryder!
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Healthcare charity Sue Ryder is appealing for runners in Richmond to take on the Bupa Great North Run and raise funds to help them continue their work.

The ballot for the popular half-marathon, which takes place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on September 15, closes at noon on Monday, February 4, so supporters have less than a week left to get their entries in.

However, if any runners miss out on a place, they can register with Sue Ryder to receive one of their running spots, which will be released later this year.

Sue Ryder is a unique national charity that supports people with long-term neurological conditions in six residential care centres, as well as people at the end of their lives in seven hospices, including two in Yorkshire. 

Jenny Evans works as a nurse at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice and took part in the Bupa Great North Run for the first time last year.

She said: “I can hardly describe the feeling and emotion as you cross the line. 

“You don't think you have an ounce of energy left but the crowds, fellow runners and the Sue Ryder team motivate you all the way and help you keep going.  
“It's challenging, emotional and leaves you feeling overwhelmed with pride and achievement, knowing all your effort is going towards the amazing work of the hospice and Sue Ryder - not to mention feeling so much fitter!”

To sign up to run the Great North Run in aid of Sue Ryder before noon on February 4, visit 

If you fail to secure a place or do not enter the ballot in time, contact regional fundraiser Charlotte Stern to apply for a Sue Ryder place, on 0113 2033 363 or email

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