Great news for Teesside Samaritans as six participate in the Great North Run in a bid to raise funds

Thursday 10th September 2015
One runner has already worn out a pair of trainers in preparation!

On 13th September, the largest half-marathon in the world will take place: the Great North Run. Teesside Samaritans is delighted to have six participants who are taking part to raise money for our charity.

Peter Zlobicki, who is taking part in the event, says: "I am raising money for a great organization called Teesside Samaritans, which provides a 24h life line for individuals in distress and contemplating suicide.  In 2013, 6,233 people took their own lives in the UK. That's about 18 people a day."
For the last few years, Deborah Cook has wanted to run for the Great North Run: "This year I was successful and gained a placed via the ballot. I have been training since February and training is going very well. But I have recently thought I should do a bit of fundraising at the same time. I have been a volunteer with Teesside Samaritans for six or seven years firstly as a listener then as Statistician with a bit of admin thrown in and I am now on the branch committee as well."
Our other much appreciated supporters are David Mains, Elliot Aspery, and Andrew Jones. We can't thank you enough and wish you all the best.
If you're wondering why the runners' names are in blue, a click will take you to their individual MoneyGiving pages. We thank each and every one of you and hope you raise the money you deserve for the dedication and hard work you have put in and wish you the best of luck for the run.