Runners raise cash for charity

A team of runners from south east Northumberland have taken on the Great North Run this month for Parkinson’s UK.

‘Team Booze’, made up of eight runners from Seaton Delaval, have raised more than £3,500 so far for the charity by completeing the 13.1 mile course.

Team member Georgia Shorrock, was running in memory of her mum, and finished in three hours five minutes, raising £500 so far.

Paul Jackson- Clark, director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I would like to thank all of the runners from across the region for running for Parkinson’s UK, and I hope their experience will inspire others to sign up to the run next year.

“All funds raised will be used to fund new essential specialist Parkinson’s nurse posts across the UK to help the estimated 17,500 people living with the condition who do not currently have access to a Parkinson’s nurse.”