Children’s charity has 85 runners

I AM thrilled to report that 85 runners are supporting Action for Children in this year’s Bupa Great North Run.

Their participation means we are able to continue to support disadvantaged and neglected children through our projects in the north east.

These include Placement North East (Fostering & Adoption Services); Newcastle Family Support Services; Monksfield, Hexham (respite care for disabled children); Ashington, Amble and Coquet Children’s Centres (Sure Start programmes) and Seaham Family Project.

The even better news is that if you want to join our running team or if you have your own place in the Great North Run, you can still help us make a difference in the lives of children who need your help to thrive.

Please contact Action for Children North East before July 5 to receive a fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and a free Action for Children running vest, by calling (0191) 261 0030 or logging on to



Action for Children

4th Floor MEA House

Ellison Place

Newcastle upon Tyne