Schoolgirl runs Junior Great North Run to say ‘Thank You!’ to Great North Children’s Hospital

Niamh Adams, a member of Blyth running Club, completed the Junior Great North Run in September to raise money for The Great North Children’s Hospital.

10 year old Niamh ran in memory of a family friend, Brogan Auld. Brogan was born in 2011 at the RVI with Gastrochisis, a condition where the bowel grows on the outside of the body. After many complications, Brogan sadly passed away at only seven weeks old.

Niamh was determined to do something to say thank you to the hospital that took such good care of Brogan, as well as others she knew.

‘Deciding to raise money for The Great North Children’s Hospital was an easy decision for me’ explains Niamh

‘They have looked after lots of people that I care about, including me and my brother when we were younger, I thought this would be the best thank you card I could give!’

Niamh came 15th in the race with a remarkable time of 18 minutes and 32 seconds.

The student from Meadowdale Academy is a keen runner and trains with her local running club three times a week, as well as dedicating most weekends to competitions.

As a result of her fundraising, Niamh raised £740.00 for the Great North Children’s Hospital.

Her school, Meadowdale Academy, contributed £150 towards the total by holding a ‘Movie Magic’ week and a ‘Family and Friends Festival Day’ complete with stalls organised by the pupils.

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