A TEAM of interim housing directors from Blyth are preparing to pound the pavements to raise money for charity.
The directors at Homes for Northumberland are in training for this year’s Great North Run, to raise funds for the Percy Hedley Foundation.
The firm, which manages and maintains council housing in the Blyth and Alnwick areas of Northumberland, is overseen by managing director Kevin Lowry, alongside Tim Harris, director of neighbourhood services, Kevin Kelly, director of finance and resources, and Ian Johnson, director of property services.
All four have their sights set on the finish line of the half-marathon this September to raise £800.
They are a team of mixed abilities – with some experienced runners and others who have never done any running before preparing to take on the 13-mile challenge.
Mr Lowry said: “The Great North Run will be a challenge for all of us and we are training hard.
“Percy Hedley is a fantastic local charity that does a great deal of tremendous work for disabled children, young people, adults and their families in the north east, so we are doing all we can to hit our £800 target.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/teams/hfn to donate.