Adoption Matters supporters raise over £2,500 at the Great North Run

28 September 2022
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Adoption Matters, children’s charity and one of the largest voluntary adoption agencies in the UK, was delighted to have an amazing 8 runners in the world’s biggest (and some say best) half marathon, The Great North Run, which took place in Newcastle on Sunday 11 September. The run is famous for its famous North East warm welcome and unbeatable atmosphere and our runners agreed with that!

Supporters who took part to raise funds for vital ongoing additional adoption support to families, included a mix of adopters, staff friends and family and also friends of Manley Solicitors in Chester, who have chosen Adoption Matters as their charity to support for 2022-23.

Jenny (pictured above left), commented: “I had an amazing time! The crowd were such a boost in keeping me going and the weather was fantastic too. I also felt proud to be representing Adoption Matters because of the support they’ve provided for our family over the past 7 years. Thank you for the opportunity and hopefully, the money raised will continue supporting other families like ours.”

Darren (pictured centre), commented: “It was great running Great North Run 2022 made even more special, running for a charity close to my heart”

Ciaran (pictured group photo second from left) wife Aeron works for our Centre for Adoption Support, ran together with close friends Rebecca & Darrell and his brother Gareth, commented: “It was an amazing experience and we were all delighted with to raise funds for a cause very close to our hearts – thankfully Aeron was cheering us all along too!”

Myles (pictured group photo first left), whose wife Daniella works for Adoption Matters North East team based at our Durham office commented: “It really was an experience and it was great to be cheered on by the amazing crowds. I wasn’t too bad the day after either!!”

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our runners: Jenny, Myles, Gareth, Darrell, Rebecca, Ciaran, Gareth and Richard.

The supporters total will be finalised soon but Team Adoption Matters have already raised over £2,500 which will help support many more families and adopted adults.

Adoption Matters Chief Executive Susy White commented:

“We are so grateful to all of our runners for their dedication in competing in the Great North Run and of course for supporting our charity. It was wonderful to see so many friends and family of our own staff too – perhaps we should encourage our staff a little more to get their trainers on!.  From everyone at Adoption Matters, we want to thank you all so much for this amazing achievement”.

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