Get your running shoes on to help sick children

KEEP ON RUNNING: Runners are needed to support the work of Round Table Children’s Wish, a national charity which grants wishes to youngsters with life-limiting conditions

Fancy taking on the world’s biggest half-marathon and helping a great cause at the same time?

Round Table Children’s Wish, a charity which grants hand-crafted wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, wants to encourage people to put their running shoes on to tackle the Great North Run to raise much-needed funds.

The charity has places available for this year’s run, which is scheduled for September 8, and in return runners pledge to raise a minimum of £325 in sponsorship.

The money will be used to help make wishes come true for children and young people aged between four and 17.

Over the last 30 years many sick children and their families have been helped to enjoy holidays, meet their heroes and take part in amazing experiences, all thanks to money raised by kind donations.

Round Table Children’s Wish fundraising officer Samantha Read said: “We would love to hear from runners wanting a place in the Great North Run.

“Our work in helping to make children’s lives a little better with a hand-crafted wish depends entirely on the kindness of people donating money to us – we couldn’t do it without you.

“This year we are working closely with children’s hospices in the North and we’re looking forward to granting wishes to more children. A dedicated wish co-ordinator makes sure every little detail is taken care of to ensure each child gets the wish of their dreams.”

The Simply Health Great North Run takes runners on a 13.1-mile route between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. Last year’s winner Mo Farah was one of 57,000 people who took part, many of them running for worthwhile causes.

To find out more about running for Round Table Children’s Wish contact Samantha Read on 01202 514515, and you can read more about the charity at



Note to reporters
Round Table Children’s wish is a national charity which grants hand-crafted wishes to children aged four to 17 with life-threatening illnesses. 

Round Table Children’s Wish,
857 Wimborne Road,

Tel: 01202 514515

Media information: Debbie Moore, Deep South Media on 01202 534487. Email: