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    Weʼve raised £671 to run the Great North Run in support of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.

    Funded on Wednesday, 17th October 2018

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    Now, anybody who knows me, will know that I am not a runner. Not even close. Give me a 15-minute dance routine while blowing on my trumpet any day. Running? Not so much. But the Great North Run is something which I've always wanted to do. My gran used to do it every year, and I always wanted to be able to run beside her and complete the full 13-mile course. But there never seemed to be a cause that I was passionate enough about to get off my bum, be brave, and run for.

    Until now.

    On the 22nd May 2017 Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, a young couple who were totally in love, were murdered side by side in the atrocity of the Manchester bombing, at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

    Chloe's and Liam's families have set up the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust as a way in which to honour their kids. By offering financial support to young people to help them succeed in the areas which Chloe and Liam loved most, the Trust hopes to inspire other youngsters to follow their dreams and achieve their goals. Support is offered in the form of bursaries, to help with the education of young people who have a keen interest in the areas of 'Music and Performing Arts', and 'Sport', and to afford such things as auditions, exams, coaching qualifications, travel expenses to name but a few, which applicants wouldn't otherwise be able to afford themselves. The Trust's goal is to, one day, pay a full-time teacher to supply the teaching of singing lessons and musical instrument tuition, at a subsided cost for all of its pupils, in the North East.

    And that is my cause. Chloe was a private singing pupil of mine for a lot of years, and both hers and Liam's families are now like family of my own, having spent two weeks with them in Manchester following the attack, offering support to them at that horrific time, and ever since. My heart and soul belongs to the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, and any amount that I can raise for them will be gratefully received. Every single penny of the money raised will go towards the youth of today and the stars of tomorrow. If you can give anything at all as a donation or a sponsorship, it would mean the world, and I've no doubt will help push me on even further., especially on GNR day. On the day, I'll be helping to push Chloe's mam, Lisa, in her wheelchair so that she can be a part of the incredible event, too!

    So, apparently, I'm a runner now. On Friday 8th June 2018, I bought my first ever pair of proper running shoes. On Monday 18th June 2018, I started my official 12-week training plan. Wish me luck, and please follow my progress! It's sure to provide you with some amusement along the way.

    Not gonna lie, gang. I’m canny terrified of the Run (understatement!), but I know they’ll be with me every step of the way.

    #TogetherForever 💗💙

    Thank you,

    S xxx



    • Stacey Ghent6 months ago
      Stacey Ghent

      Stacey Ghent

      6 months ago

      (Part 2) A lot of times I wanted to stop, but I was running with someone else so that we could share times, so I couldn’t.Just had to keep pushing through the mental block until the end of the lap. Each lap felt longer and longer. If I’d been on my own, I’d have defs walked a lot more - I’m pleased I kept going. Need to keep that self-motivation in my head to tell myself that I CAN get to the end point. Legs really tired by end of session. Heavy. Sore calves and quads. Head also full of cold, chest/throat tight and sore, and ears blocked.

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    • Stacey Ghent6 months ago
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      Stacey Ghent

      6 months ago

      (Part 1) Well, I promised you I’d keep you updated and amused. So here are tonight’s running notes. I’m off for a bath...! “Utter hell!!! Must bring water next time. Half laps of bents Park (500m) with 1 minute rests in between. Bloody frigging Nora!! Hard work!! Felt like I was carrying a ton weight. Note to self: don’t eat tea an hour before a running session! On the plus (ish) side, that was the level of difficulty that I’ve felt like I’ve been missing so far this week. Need to keep pushing through the tough bits.

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    • Stacey Ghent6 months ago
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      Stacey Ghent

      6 months ago

      Tuesday 19th June. Just completed my second training session. Just short of a 3 mile, with some walking in between each of the laps. The light rain helped(!) Turns out, I’m not a fan of hills.

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    • Barbara Brooks

      Barbara Brooks

      Oct 2, 2018

      Sorry this is late. Well done Stacey for this run in memory of Chloe and Liam xxxx


    • Clare Tremayne

      Clare Tremayne

      Sep 17, 2018

      I wish we could bottle your "love & support" that you give out so generously. You have really made a difference Stacey to Chloe and Liam's families. Well done on your huge achievement at the GNR! Üxxx


    • Leanne Clark

      Leanne Clark

      Sep 17, 2018

      I always knew you would do it! You smashed it girl! So proud of you xxx

    • Lily


      Sep 15, 2018

      Sorry this is late and it's not more! Such a huge feat and a worthy cause. This comes with lots of love xxx


    • Gemma Sutton

      Gemma Sutton

      Sep 13, 2018

      Well done Stace xx

    • Kate Anne  Fenton

      Kate Anne Fenton

      Sep 10, 2018

      You are wonderful Stacey!! Always helping everyone else!!Hope it went really well xxx


    • Lori and Rob

      Lori and Rob

      Sep 9, 2018

      Well done Stacey! ❤️ XX


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