Today’s Fundraiser Friday story focuses on one of our Great North Run representatives, Rachel Anderson.
Rachel has so far raised nearly £1,500 for Bright Red. Here she tells us why.
“I decided at the beginning of the year, as I turned 30, I would like to mark the occasion. I originally could not choose which charity to raise money for.
On Monday the 13th July a family friend close to our hearts Samantha Burton celebrated her 22nd birthday. Unfortunately the same day she received the news that she had leukaemia. By Friday the 17th July she lost her fight.
I asked her parents Steve and Christine and her sister Alexandra, if with their permission, I could run in honour of Samantha and raise money for a charity of their choice. They chose Bright Red and I was happy to oblige.
It has been an honour to do this and I’m glad I could raise as much as I did. Hopefully this may help another family keep the ones they love.”
Rachel managed to finish the Great North Run in less than 3 hours, which is an incredible achievement for someone who only started running earlier in the year. We are so honoured to have Rachel as part of our team and are very grateful for all her efforts. The funds raised will undoubtedly help us fight blood cancer for a brighter future.