THREE talented dancers swapped their dancing shoes for their trainers and raced in support of a hospice.
Eve Remington and Alex Lamb, both 10, along with Katie Cosgrove, 11, lined up for this year’s Junior Great North Run – and even managed to high-five Olympic double gold medal winning Mo Farah, who officially started the race.
As well as completing the two and a half mile course, the pals, who are all students of Seaton Carew Academy of Dance raised £250 for Hartlepool and District Hospice, £50 more than their original target. Delighted hospice staff said the girls are “a brilliant example to people of all ages”.
Eve said: “The race was good and I liked helping the hospice, and also loved high-fiving Mo Farah as the race set off.”
Alex said the heat made the race hard, but it was worth it to raise the cash, while Katie added: “I agree it was a challenge, but it was a good day and I’m really happy with the amount of money we raised.”
The three girls visited the hospice to hand over the cash their raised through their efforts.
The money raised will now go to the charity’s bereavement services as it costs the hospice £200 to support a child who is coming to terms with the loss of a parent of grandparent.
Greg Hildreth, Hartlepool & District Hospice fundraiser, said: “It was a pleasure to meet the girls and it is always great to see young fundraisers who want to help other people. They are a brilliant example to people of all ages.
“I would like to thank the girls as well as everyone who sponsored them for their kindness and support.”