Red Cross runners required

THE BRITISH Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join their team for the BUPA Great North Run.

Max Newton, community fund-raiser for Yorkshire, said: “Over 50,000 people of all ages and abilities will be running this spectacular course to raise funds for charity.

“I took part myself for the first time last year, in a silly costume, and can vouch that the run, atmosphere, and race-day experience is simply phenomenal.”

The event takes place on Sunday 18 September and members of the Yorkshire Red Cross team will receive training and race support, a sponsorship pack, a Red Cross running vest and a post race reception and massage.

Mr Newton added: “It’s an experience you will never forget, and you will help us helps people in crisis in Whitby, across the UK and overseas.”

There are limited places and entry fee is £46 with a £300 sponsorship target.

The Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon and runners will race 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields.

For more information contact Max Newton on 0114 2427379 or email mnewton@redcross.org.uk or text “GNR” to 07710 711253.

Alternatively visit www.redcross.org.uk/GNR.