5 September 2021

Our amazing Sporting Memories Squad of 19 has been in training. On 12 September they will set out to complete the Great North Run: the world's largest half-marathon.

In our 10th year, we have been telling the stories of some of our runners and why they have chosen to raise money for Sporting Memories. Could you lend your support to our Squad? Money you donate will go directly to supporting our work with older adults, helping us to use the power of remembering sport to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness.

Everyone at Sporting Memories wishes our whole squad the very best of luck!

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Craig Goldsworthy: “My wife’s grandad lived with dementia before he died, while my neighbour across the road has been living with dementia for the past two years. So I’ve seen the effects of that on the lives of people and realise the need for practical support and companionship."

Nikki Stewart, whose husband Paul is also running for Sporting Memories: "Paul is a mental health nurse, while my Nan lived with dementia. So the work of Sporting Memories resonates with us both and I’m really pleased to be raising funds for the charity’s work."

Alex Carey: "The work of Sporting Memories immeditately resonated with me. I love the idea that something as simple as talking about sport can make such a difference to people's lives."

Tara, wearing Claremont Runners running gear

Tara Hipworth: "I don’t like the stereotyping of older people that can take place, and Sporting Memories allows older people to have their own voices.”

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