We are delighted to be supporting The Sunshine Fund again this year, with ten staff completing the Great North Run in aid of this fantastic charity.

The Sunshine Fund is a North East based charity that enhances the lives of local children with disabilities by funding equipment to meet their specialist needs.

At True Potential we’ve worked closely with the charity over many years, including last year’s Great North Car Park Run. This was an event at True Potential Head Office, where staff did laps of the Car Park due to the 2020 Great North Run being cancelled. Staff fundraised over £2,500, adding to the £10,000 donated by True Potential to The Sunshine Fund in 2020.

The ten staff members who ran this year’s half marathon included True Potential Chief Executive Daniel Harrison, who said

“The Great North Run is always an amazing event for the region. It was fantastic to see so many people challenging themselves and in doing so, raising a lot of money for great causes. True Potential has sponsored the Sunshine Fund for the last three years and we’re thrilled to be able to help again this year.”

Another runner was Gregg Lang, Head of True Potential Adviser Services. In addition to the 13 miles of the Great North Run, Gregg is also halfway through a challenge in which he will run the equivalent of the length of the UK in 2021. Gregg said:

“I decided at the start of the year that I would set myself a personal challenge to run the equivalent distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats. I’ll have covered over 1,000 miles by the time I’m done at the end of the year with the end of Great North Run getting me halfway to my target.  Although I’ve got a lot of miles still to do, I’m excited about the challenge and raising money for some great causes.”

We’re 75% of the way to our target of raising £6,000 for the Sunshine Fund, which True Potential will also double.

You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/TruePotentialSSF

Well done to all our runners:

  1. Adam Anderson
  2. Ben Brabyn
  3. Daniel Harrison
  4. Gregg Lang
  5. Neil Johnson
  6. Anna Peel
  7. Neil Law
  8. Elizabeth Simpson
  9. Abbas Jamil
  10. Esther McAusland
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