Brothers running for cause close to their heart

The racers run along the beach at the Druridge Bay 10k
The racers run along the beach at the Druridge Bay 10k
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TWO brothers are teaming up to raise money for an organisation close to their heart.

Bradley and Samuel Stevens, from Cramlington, will take part in Sunday’s Druridge Bay 10k in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.

It will be the first time the pair have taken part in the annual event, which incorporates some of the most picturesque views along the Northumberland coastline.

Bradley, 19, said: “I’m really getting into running and wanted to take part in an event.

“I chose the Druridge Bay 10k and thought I may as well do some good for St Oswald’s at the same time.

“St Oswald’s is a charity really close to my family.

“My mam is a day hospice patient and visits every Tuesday.

“She always looks forward to her days there and is constantly singing the hospice’s praises.

“I have done a little bit of charity fundraising in the past – the Greggs charity run and raising funds for my local football club.

“It’s an important thing to do and we are looking forward to supporting a charity which is personal to us.

“We are aiming to raise £100 from sponsorship on our JustGiving page and collection boxes.”

Jayne Crow, fundraiser at St Oswald’s, said: “We are so pleased that Bradley and Samuel have chosen to support us in this event.

“Without such support we wouldn’t be able to carry on providing our specialist care to local adults and children.

“We wish them lots of luck for the Druridge Bay challenge.”

To sponsor Bradley and his 14-year-old brother Samuel, visit www.justgiving.com/bradley-stevens58.

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children. It costs £8.5 million to run the Hospice each year, with £6.5 million needing to be raised through voluntary giving. Services are free, ensuring care is available to all those who need it.