Rebecca Forth

This year I will be taking part in the Great North Run to raise money for Children North East - a great charity that offers support to children, young people and their families in times of need!

Anyone who knows me will know that up until a few weeks ago I would actively avoid the treadmill at all cost, so running a half marathon in a few months’ time seems like a daunting goal to reach. 

When children and families hit hard times it’s likely they’ll experience similar feelings of doubt. “How will I get through this?” “Where do I start?” “Will things get better?” 

I’ll be taking it one step at a time, doing two 5k runs in June, and a 10k Run in July (even this fills me with horror) to get me ready for the big one in September.

Children North East aim to support children and families in the same way - offering encouragement every step of the way until what one day seemed like an overwhelming and impossible obstacle in their lives becomes simply a blip in the road which makes them stronger, healthier and happier in the long run.

Please help support Children North East to continue to do amazing work and offer life changing support to our children, young people and families by sponsoring them here today.

Rebecca Forth