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Our Official Charity Partner Barnardo’s

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We’re pleased to announce that the official charity partner for the Durham City Run Events is national children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Runners in both races will be encouraged to raise funds for Barnardo’s and everyone who enters online will have the option of making a one off donation. On the day, Barnardo’s supporters will line the route, cheering on the runners and assisting with water station points around the course.

Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children through the work of its services, campaigning and research expertise. Founded in 1866, the charity believes it can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence. As one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, every year Barnardo’s works directly with 240,000 children, young people and families. Nationally, the charity runs over 960 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups. Barnardo’s provides services for children and young people across the North East, from Blyth to Middlesbrough.

Janette Barnes, local Barnardo’s project worker, comments:

“Barnardo’s is delighted to have been selected as the official charity of this new event in the North East.  It seems like it will be really accessible for both beginners and seasoned runners and we hope that some people will choose to run to raise funds for Barnardo’s, that will be spent supporting some of the North East’s most vulnerable children and young people.”

Steve Cram adds:

“For 150 years, Barnardo’s has been doing fantastic work with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK.  It’s a charity that commands enormous respect and Events of the North is delighted to be able to offer support through the Durham City Run.  Over the last six years, runners in our events have consistently raised loads of money for good causes and I am sure that they will do that once again in Durham.”

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