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MHA Staff Member Takes Part in Great North Run and Raises More than £800 for Cramlington based Care Home

An MHA staff member took part in the Great North Run-on behalf of a resident at a Cramlington based home and managed to raise more than £800.

Jan Chebrika decided to take part in the run when she heard Ruth Walby, a resident at MHA Harwood Court was unable to take part due to a medical condition.

The total amount raised was £820.00 which will go towards purchasing a interactive tablet, which will help residents to take part in activities and will be the first one of its kind for the home

Jan, who works as a regional fundraiser for the care provider presented her medal to Ruth once the race was completed.

Speaking after her run she said: “Completing the run was a huge achievement for me and something I am immensely proud of.

“It was tough, I don’t think I have ever run a mile in my life, so there were times when it was getting tough, but I managed to carry on.

“I have never done something like this before, but to see the smile on Ruth’s face when I presented her with the medal made it all worthwhile.

“The event was fantastic and the support on the day was immense and something I will never forget.

“Hopefully the funds raised will contribute towards the tablet and the home will get what it deserves.”

Ruth Walby said:” I was so excited for Jan and felt so proud.

“Even though I didn’t do the run myself, it felt like I’d ticked something off my bucket list and to have raised so much money for the home is a great feeling.”