A team of twelve people will be completing the Great North Run in 2020 (watch the 2019 video below) raising funds and awareness of the Bendrigg Trust for the 19th time! It is a charity that provides adventurous activities for those with disabilities and other special needs. The Bendrigg Trust is based in Old Hutton near Kendal, where they have a residential centre. People from across the country stay each year to take part in outdoor activities. It is quite amazing when you see people taking part in things they (or the people around them) never imagined possible.
Four years ago, Paul Chapman participated in the junior Great North Run with his friend Ewan Harrison. The 'run' entailed Paul pushing Ewan around the course in his wheelchair. Ewan’s form of cerebral palsy means he can't walk. We will be completing the half marathon again, but this time running for a time for 2 hours!
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Dave, Jim, Paul and Ewan will be joined by eight other runners and we would really appreciate it if you would like to sponsor us and support the work that goes on at the centre. Bendrigg Trust are a registered charity and run the outdoor activities centre (Bendrigg Lodge) in the Lake District, where disabled and disadvantaged people can get involved in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities. Jim and Dave have been on holiday to Bendrigg 26 times and would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to go and have a go! It's brilliant!
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Many thanks in anticipation of your support!
Don't forget to watch out for us on the television coverage...........we keep trying to get on!! We'll be trying extra hard this year!!
Last year the Bendrigg Team raised about £6421.81 between ten runners, which Bendrigg used to support people to attend various courses at the centre. Bendrigg Trust challenges perceptions of disabled and disadvantaged people through adventurous activities. Just £40 can support a person with a disability to try climbing for the first time and start to believe in what they can do, rather than what they think they can't. At Bendrigg we help people take part in activities they never dreamt possible due to their disability or social disadvantage. Thank you for helping to make dreams a reality and to allow everyone to achieve through adventure.