Terrific day at the Great North Run with our biggest Tommy's Team yet!

Huge thanks to the 530 strong team who took part - you did us proud.

Great North Run

September 2016

We had a wonderful time this weekend cheering on our largest team of runners so far at this year’s Great North Run in Newcastle!

In the blazing sun (slightly more enjoyable for the supporters than the runners) our team took on the 13.1 mile route to raise crucial funds for medical research to save babies lives.

Head of Tommy’s community fundraising department Devina said,

“It was so amazing to see so many Tommy’s runners at the Great North Run this year. It makes me incredibly proud to see how much we’ve grown as a team, starting with just 20 runners in 2010 to over 500 Tommy’s vests this year. It was also lovely to put faces to names when meeting the team and their families on Sunday. It has been a real pleasure getting to know our runners and their reasons for supporting Tommy’s. It truly is humbling to see all the hard work and effort they put in to training for this challenging half marathon and their tenacity when it comes to fundraising – we are very grateful and proud.”

We loved seeing our runners putting the fun in fundraising at the weekend. From Disney princesses to inflatable dinosaurs, our runners definitely win the title of best dressed athletes!

For many people, taking on an event for Tommy’s is about more than just the physical challenge.

Lorna tackled the Great North Run to raise money for Tommy’s after her miracle boy was born 12 weeks early, and survived against the odds.

Mo Farah may have crossed the finish line first (we think due to the extra loud support as he ran past the Tommy’s cheer bus!) but you’re the real winners in our eyes.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part. The work we do is helping families all across the UK and we couldn’t do it without you.

 

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