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I am running the Simplyhealth Great North Run for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team because they quite literally rescued me, and all for free!

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, 08 Sep 2019

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I'm back, 12 years on, to run the very first half-marathon I ever did, to raise money for the amazing men and women of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

I've experienced their selfless work first-hand, not just because my brother, Stephen, is one of the crew and he often literally drops everything and heads out to save people when I'm visiting, but because this year they rescued me from the summit of Cheviot after a fall during a race.

During the same race, they also looked after a very serious casualty who was eventually airlifted to hospital for treatment and is, thanks to the team, now recovering. This rescue cost over £100,000  but the team is a charity and gets no funding other than donations. Plus they are all volunteers who give up their time and skills to rescue people for free.

So, please dig deep and help keep this brilliant crew going. You never know when you might need them!

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