We are proud that our team often take part in charity fundraising and sponsored events, and this time we are cheering on Ian Salmon and his family, who are training to take part in The Great North Run. The run is the largest half-marathon in the world, and takes place on Sunday 9th September between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.
Ian will join his wife, daughter, brother and nephew for the 13.1 mile run in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.
Ian said, “We along with many of our friends and colleagues have been and are coping with family members who are suffering from varying stages of dementia, a debilitating condition which can present itself at any time of life. As such, in an attempt to assist in the understanding and treatment of this condition we are all running in order to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.”
The charity invests in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention and has committed to spending £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade. Every project funded by the charity directly addresses the needs and concerns of people affected by dementia, a condition that has personally affected many of our employee’s families.
Last year around 57,000 people took part in the Great North Run. This year Team Salmon will be joining thousands of runners including celebrities Olly Murs, Sophie Raworth and Ross Noble.
The family are excited to take on the challenge and hope to raise funds for a very worthy charity in the process. We hope you will join us in wishing Ian and his family all the best for the run!
Donations can be made on the team’s Just Giving page here.