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The Magnificient 8's GNR fundraising page

Family team of eight running the 2017 GNR for St Oswald's Hospice Limited because they cared for our family member, Noel Dawson

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  • In memory of: Noel Dawson
  • Event: Great North Run 2017, 10 Sep 2017

St Oswald's Hospice Limited

We provide hospice care to adults, young people, children & babies

Charity Registration No. 503386


Yes, you are on the right page, this is David, Joy and Holly Friesner, Barbara and Sarah Clark, and Andrea, Alex and Ali Carr's fundraising page, make sure you donate before your leave! C'mon there's eight of us running, from the same family, got to be worth something right?! And we're all running for a great cause: St Oswald's Hospice.

In 2015, three Friesner sisters took on the mighty Great North Run…

In 2016, two Friesner sisters returned for the challenge with the addition of cousin, Sarah Clark…

New for 2017 (and most likely for one year only!) a family team of eight, yes eight (!), return to take on the North East's biggest and best challenge with a combined experience of 20 or so Great North Runs between them (most of them David’s, including the inaugural GNR in 1981!) to again raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice based in Newcastle.

Ranging in age from 26 to 63, David, Joy, Holly, Barbara, Sarah, Andrea, Alex & Ali join forces to take on the 2017 Great North Run together to raise funds for the amazing St Oswald's Hospice who supported our dear, late family member Noel Dawson.

The 2017 family team is made up of:
David Friesner (Dad to Joy + Holly)
Joy Friesner
Holly Friesner
Barbara Clark (Mum to Sarah + Aunty to Joy, Holly + Sarah)
Sarah Clark          
                                                  Andrea Carr-MacDonald (Ali's sister)

Ali Carr (Andrea's brother)

Alex Carr (wife to Ali)

We are very grateful for all of the kind support that we have received over the past couple of years. Any donation, however big or small, is gratefully received and will help spur the nine of us on on the day! Thank you in advance for your kindness and support!


  • David Friesner
  • Clockwise from top left: Holly, Sarah Carr, Joy, Robyn (lead team support), Sarah Clark, Andrea Carr-MacDonald +6