North East MPH take part in Great North Run
4 October 2007For the fifth year in a row Jubilee Debt Campaigners from the Newcastle area took on Britain’s biggest sporting challenge and competed in the Great North Run.
The team of about 40 fit and healthy runners stood out from the crowd in their matching Make Poverty History t-shirts. The race took place on 30 September.
By collecting sponsorship for JDC as well as British agencies focusing on the fight against HIV/AIDS, the team were able to provide dual support for tackling the disease. Some of the money saved through debt relief contributes to health initiatives in poor countries where the disease is having a devastating impact.
David Golding, the organiser of the group said, "The team made a fine sight, with their Make Poverty History North East t-shirts...they also make a significant contribution to JDC's modest budget".
JDC would like to thank the team for all the sponsorship raised and congratulate all the runners on taking part in the half-marathon.
Top: Part of the team with their Patron, Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonathan Edwards.
Bottom: Group of student runners with Professor Chris Brink, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, and David Golding, Jubilee Board member and Development Coordinator, Make Poverty History North East.