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Colleagues at Derby Home to Take Part in Great North Run in Bid To Raise Funds For Residents

Three colleagues at a Derby home will be pounding the streets of Northeast England when they take part in the Great North Run.

Kate Prince, Racheal Simpson and Carly Theobald all work at MHA Willowcroft and will be taking part in the Great North Run to raise funds for the homes amenities fund.

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in Northeast England each September.

The trio work in the management team at the home and have been practising with a mixture of running and walking.

Carly Theobald, admin manager said: “It’s the first time any of us are doing something like this.

“The idea came off the back Jan Chebrika, our regional fundraiser discussing it with Kate, the home manger and we succumbed to it.

“Me and Rachael have been going for walks and runs which is hopefully going to prepare us for the day.

“The event is for everyone, regardless of ability and you don’t have to be an elite runner to take part.

“We have set up a Just Giving page which we hope will help to raise some funds for the residents.

“So far we have raised more than £200 and are confident we will achieve the target.

“We have been preparing for the run as best we can and hope we can do the home proud and complete the task at hand.”


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