Great North Run Charity Event

CPS Engineer taking on the Great North Run for Charity

On the 11th of September  56,000 people will run in the world’s biggest half marathon and one of them will be Crime Prevention Service’s very own Durham-based Service Engineer Steve Atkin!

Great North Run Steve Atkin

The Great North Run is the world’s most popular half marathon. It is the dream-child of Brendan Foster, a former British Olympic 10,000 metre bronze medal winner and the event attracts world-class athletes, celebrities and thousands of participants every year. According to the organisers 2016 is going to be the biggest and best event yet, with throngs of supporters expected along the route.

Steve has been training hard over the past 6 months, ready to give it his all on the day. The Great North Run event starts in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and finishes a gruelling 13.1 miles later in South Shields.

Steve Atkin says:

I enjoy the challenge of a half-marathon and a big driving force is doing some good for the Save The Children charity along the way. I really hate running but raising money and awareness for the important work Save The Children do is the goal.  I would like to thank everyone at CPS for their support and encouragement.  

Hopefully this will be the start of my planned 5 year challenge to raise £10k for various charities.

All Steve’s colleagues at CPS wish him the very best of luck for the event and many have already shown their support by donating on his JustGiving page.

If you would like to contribute and help Steve reach his fundraising goal, click HERE.

Save The Children Great North Run

Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.