Huge Well Done and Big Thanks to the 30 people who took part in the Great North Run last Sunday and raised money for Children North East. The run goes past the end of the street where I live, as in previous years watching and cheering the river of 55,000 people as they go past is incredibly inspiring and I am full of admiration for anyone who can run that far (I am sure my knees would give out!). Behind the finishing line was the 'charity village' to receive and thank the runners. Children North East had only a small area but what we lacked in space we made up for in the friendly welcome everyone got, steaming cups of tea, chocolates (gifts from Thorntons) and fruit (donated by J R Holland).
The following day we had a really helpful and encouraging meeting with advisers from the Tyne and Wear Community Foundation about charitable trusts to approach for a capital grant towards the WEYES renovation. Next step is to submit applications but don't expect to hear anything until March.