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Great North Run 2021: Meet Our Runners!

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We are delighted to have 15 people taking part in the Great North Run 2021 to raise money for NeoAngels!! All of the runners have a link with the charity, whether it is as a parent of a child who has been cared for on the Neonatal Unit of North Tees or James Cook Hospitals, or because they know a member of the team from one of the units.

Thank you to everyone who is taking part for NeoAngels. We have included links to some of our runners Just Giving pages, so that you can support them, should you wish.

Great North Run 2021

Helen Carver

Helen Carver, 34 from Billingham, is running the Great North Run for NeoAngels as they helped us when our little girl was born 6 weeks prematurely weighing just 3lbs. This is Helen’s 3rd great north run, but the 1st since having Evelyn. The pics are of Evelyn at just one day old and a recent pic of her at 3-years old.
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Stuart Hansen

Stuart Hansen, 47 years old from Hartlepool, is doing the Great North Run for NeoAngels as his wife Michelle works in the SCBU at North Tees hospital and is active within the charity. This will be Stuart’s 1st Great North Run event and he has only been running since April to try and improve his fitness.
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Jason Walters

Jason, 50 from Ingleby Barwick, is supporting NeoAngels because his sister-in-law works in the North Tees Unit and his eldest daughter is looking to follow her into a career in neonatal nursing once she finishes college next year. Jason’s wife and daughter have both helped at Neoangels events including the Transporter Zipline and Hardwick Park Walk, so he felt it was time to help out too. Jason previously ran in the Great North Run as a teenager in the late 80’s and only took up running again just before the COVID lockdown using the couch to 5k app.
great north run to support Neoangels

Sarah Edmonds

Sarah Edmonds, 36 years old from Stockton-on-Tees, is completing the Great North Run for NeoAngels as her nephew was on the unit for many weeks after being born prematurely. She felt that the support her sister received was amazing. It is Sarah’s first Great North Run, though she does take part in quite a few 5k and 10k charity runs from time to time. Her picture is from when she completed a 10k run a few years ago for NeoAngels.

Aaron Curle

Aaron Curle, aged 30 from Spennymoor, is running for Neoangels because his Daughter Faith, spent almost 3 months on the neonatal unit at North Tees Hospital after she was born at 29 weeks via an emergency c-section in 2018. Without the help and support Neoangels gave Faith, Aaron feels that he and the rest of his family don’t know where they would be today. Despite this being his 3rd Great North Run, Aaron does not feel that he is an avid runner, but he enjoys the challenge of training and running the event for a fantastic cause. This is his 2nd GRN for NeoAngels!