About 60 people, most of them staff and students at Newcastle University, participated in Jubilee Debt Campaign’s team in the Great North Run, the biggest half-marathon in the world, on Sunday.
The weather was warm and sunny – perfect for the spectators, but not so good for runners wanting to improve on their times!
Two team members came up from London to take part – namely, Charlie Tunmore, until recently a member of Jubilee staff, and Alysa Remtulla, a staff member at STOP AIDS. Both spoke on behalf of the campaigns on the previous evening, at a high-profile meeting to celebrate the Run attended by several community leaders and about 60 supporters of North East CALL TO ACTION, a regional member of the campaign.
The team raises sponsorship funds for Jubilee’s work and the wider global poverty and climate change campaigns and, excluding the present year, has raised over £180,000 in total.
Congratulations to all the runners and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored them!