Tuesday 26 September 2017

A great day at the Great North Run

TeamRagPickers

The Great North Run 2017 was a fantastic day for Emmaus North East. We had 5 runners who overcame an assortment of injuries to get to the finish line in great times, and together they raised over £2000 for us - thank you so much to all of them, and to everyone who donated!

Our fabulous runners and rag pickers at #GNR17As well as our runners. we were fortunate to have the opportunity to join the charity rag-picking at the start line.

Great North Runners and Rag Pickers

Our team of volunteers spent an exhausting few hours collecting items discarded by runners, and we came away with a van full of great items to sort through, sell, and recycle. You can find items from our rag-picking efforts in our shops in Low Fell and Hebburn. 

It was great to join in the community vibe with the other charities, and we really hope to make a return next year!