Jack to raise funds for cancer charity in dad’s memory

Jack Barber who will be running the Great North Run in memory of his dad, John''w133017a
Jack Barber who will be running the Great North Run in memory of his dad, John''w133017a

A runner will aim to beat his personal best when he takes part in the Great North Run in memory of his dad with the aim of raising £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Jack Barber’s father John, former head at Hawsker School died in June last year after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Jack said: “He always encouraged my running, having run 10k and half marathon races in his younger days, and was delighted when I took part in the Great North Run in both 2004 and 2005 finishing in 1:36:10 and 1:36:17 respectively.

“ I am now training hard to beat my personal best this year, knowing my dad would have been very pleased to see me compete in this fantastic event once again.”

To sponsor Jack, people can donate on his online Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/jackbarber.