Hartlepool fundraisers urged to run for Hearing Dogs charity

Steve Haines, who took part in last year's Great North Run to raise funds for Hearing Dogs.
Steve Haines, who took part in last year's Great North Run to raise funds for Hearing Dogs.

A charity is urging people in Hartlepool to raise funds for it by taking part in this year’s Great North Run.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is offering a number of exclusive Gold Bond places for the world’s most popular half-marathon, which takes place on Sunday, September 11.

The Great North Run attracts thousands of runners from more than 40 different countries, so places are limited and demand is high.

As well as a Gold Bond place, Hearing Dogs offer high level support to runners.

Lucy Ward, community fundraising manager for North East, said: “I have been involved in the Great North Run for a number of years and it is a really inspiring event.

“I am always overwhelmed by all those people running for causes close to their hearts and the fantastic atmosphere.

“We have a limited number of places for this year, so the sooner you apply the better.

“At Hearing Dogs, we support our running team every step of the way offering fundraising advice before the event, a warm welcome, refreshments and a professional sports massage on race day.

“We also offer our runners the chance to meet and greet some of our amazing hearing dogs with a behind-the-scenes tour of our training centre in Bielby, East Yorkshire.”

To apply for a place, contact Lucy on 01759 322255 or email lucy.ward@hearingdogs.org.uk