Jonathan Askew

The Spirit Level Foundation - 50kg Sand Filled Beer Keg, Carried On The GNR In Under 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Fundraising for Bright Red
raised of £3,000 target
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Event: Great North Run 2023, on 10 September 2023
In memory of Andrew Mason
Bright Red GNR 2023
Campaign by Bright Red (RCN 1178566)
Join the Bright Red team in the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run as we run to fight blood cancer for a brighter future!


We are raising money for The Spirit Level Foundation in order to help Bright Red haematology nurses in the north east.

Andrew Mason was/is a legend. A physical 'unit', a lover of life and a thoroughly decent young man. In his all too short time with us, he did a massive amount for others - from building a play area in a Kenyan orphanage, to rowing round the UK for charity. When denied the chance to try for selection for the Royal Marines, due to an ACL rebuild (rugby injury), he decided to prove a point by running 100 miles in five days with 50Kgs on his back - again, for charity. Despite all his strength - of character and physically - in 2016, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Basically, cancer of the bone marrow. Rare and almost unheard of in someone of his age. The care and support he received from his specialist team at the Freeman in Newcastle was, in short, outstanding. The Bright Red funded specialist nurses were his main point of contact - as they were for his family. Mere words can't describe how much help, advice and support they can provide to people like Andrew and those around them. We lost him in 2020. Their work goes on and not possible without your help.

Please support us as a team and family. We will be carrying the now infamous 'keg' in The Great North Run this year as a trio. We aim to finish in under 2 hours 30 minutes.

Much love and appreciation to you all.

About the campaign

Join the Bright Red team in the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run as we run to fight blood cancer for a brighter future!

About the charity

Bright Red

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RCN 1178566
Bright Red, a charity established to improve the lives and treatment of people in the North who are dealing with Blood Cancer. Through care, research and education we are striving to beat illnesses such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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