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GNR Runner Profile - Meet Andy Hartley

Next month the 2022 Great North Run is taking place in Newcastle and four wonderful people have offered to take part to support us.

Martyn Wilson, Andy Hartley, Andy Hassall and Laura Mann will all be running for us on Sunday 11th September.

Over the next few days, we will be sharing all of our runner’s stories with you and letting you know how you can help them in their fundraising efforts.

Today’s runner is…Andy Hartley!

We initially met Andy when Morson Projects reached out to invite us to the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) Awards Dinner in May. This was the first step in a growing relationship with the organisation who are keen to support the work we do and help raise awareness of unpaid carers.

When we mentioned to Andy that we were looking for runners he graciously offered to take part, as well as trying to recruit colleagues to join him (more about that in our next article!).

Andy said:

“Carer Support West Cumbria are based in Cockermouth, West Cumbria, close to our Sellafield office and this year they are celebrating their 30th anniversary. “Having built a relationship with Angela and the team over recent months, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of all the work they do in the local community and we really hope everyone can get behind us both for this great cause. “We know times are tough at the moment but donations of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated.”

Like Martyn, Andy called into the office last week to collect his new running vest from us and pose for some pic’s. Here are his answers to our Runner Profile questions:

Favourite Sports Team: Liverpool

Favourite Colour: Red

What I enjoy about running: Clears your head – great therapeutic benefit.

Where would you like to visit and why: The Carer Support West Cumbria offices for a coffee

How my training is going: Surprisingly well

Which part of the day are you most looking forward to: Post race pint.

You can support Andy at:

We would like to say a huge thank you to our Great North Run team undertaking this challenge to raise awareness and funds to support unpaid carers in West Cumbria.


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