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Charity Hotspot

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09 Oct 2015
We will soon launching our new website and as part of it you will see that local landmarks play a significant part in the design. Now that I am recruiting for Public Sector and not for profit organisations I have noticed that our North East landmarks help to sustain local charities in a really clever way.

Recently, 57,000 people took part in The Great North Run, showing off our beautiful city and surrounding areas to the rest of the UK and world once more - the image of the multi-coloured runners and runners donning their fancy dress while they cross the Tyne Bridge is iconic. The Great North Run prides itself and promotes itself on the fact it's not just a healthy thing to do, but a massive achievement which can be even more credible by raising money for charity, St Oswald's Hospice, Nova Charity, Cancer Research, The Brain Tumour Charity and other not so well known charities all benefit from the run. In the last 35 years the event has helped runners raise millions of pounds for charities and worthy ventures.

The Junior Great North Run is also worthy of a mention, staged along the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside it hosts six thousand young making it the biggest children only running event in the UK.  Although this will only raise a tiny proportion of the overall money raised it gives the younger generation their chance to their bit for charity and keep fit at the same time.  

Our very own Helen Dodds challenged herself and her fear of heights to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2013. Throwing herself off a zip wire from the Tyne Bridge she raised circa £1,800 on her zip wire run. Anyone who knows Helen, knows how much she had to overcome to face this, particularly while her legs dangled over the top… she'll never forget the adrenaline beforehand and massive feel good factor shortly afterwards. Bungee jumps are also an adrenaline packed way that the Tyne Bridge's 59 meter height is utilised for charitable donations.

Hosting events in and around the city centre mean travel costs for local people are saved and therefore more money can be donated to the charities themselves.
The Business Charity Awards which recognise and award businesses for their outstanding contributions to charity, these awards include the Best Charity Partnership by a Small Business and Challenge Event. We think the Tyne Bridge should be awarded for its contribution over the years! We're lucky that our public spaces have been deigned or by default can host such charitable events.

A big well done to everyone who took part in The Great North Run 2015,  congratulations for yet again,  raising money for valuable causes.
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