24 September 2009
Our very own Judie McCourt ran the Great North Run for People’s Postcode Lottery charity partner Daisy Chain, and was joined by two of the the region’s most famous footballing sons, while she was at it!
Along with Bernie Slaven and Micky Horswill, Judie joined Daisy Chain supporters in running the biggest half marathon in the world to raise funds for the charity, which works with families who have children with autism.
Visiting Daisy Chain shortly before she completed the run, Judie said: "The three of us didn’t need much persuading to support Daisy Chain through the Great North Run. Since People’s Postcode Lottery started to raise funds for Daisy Chain earlier this year I’ve been to visit quite a few times, and am blown away on every visit.
"Every time I see the facilities on offer, hear about their plans for the future and recognise the needs of the families they work with I’m reminded what a great project it is, and I’m so proud to be involved - you'd have to have a heart of stone not to want to do something to help"
Joined by Bernie, Micky and Daisy Chain Staff, Judie presented a cheque to Daisy Chain head Matt Simpson to the sum of £82,378 - the amount raised for the charity by People’s Postcode Lottery players in this year alone.
Congratulations to our players and for all those who ran the Great North Run for Daisy Chain!