John, along with Ruth Farrell, both completed the Great North Run on Sunday in support of three charities.

Thousands took to Newcastle’s streets, tackling the 13.1 mile route to support various charities and other causes, raising an estimated total of £25 million.

John set out to raise as much as he could for causes both he and Ruth feel incredibly strongly about.

“Food Poverty SICKENS us, both,” he wrote in his fundraiser. “We can’t believe that in a supposedly advanced society like ours, there are millions of people who routinely go without food, including children.
 
“And so, in our very first “big” run together, we are going to raise funds for a local Food Bank as well as our respective charities.
 
“In Redcar, Food Bank use is already high, and it is continuing to rise. At Redcar Athletic FC, we do collections at all of our home games, but I want to raise some much needed funds for the Food Bank myself.”

We can't believe that in a supposedly advanced society like ours, there are millions of people who routinely go without food, including children.​

John chose to run for Teesside Samaritans, whilst Ruth ran in support of Spinal Research.

The pair of them completed the Great North Run after months of preparations and everyone at Redcar Athletic would like to congratulate them on such a fantastic achievement. 

So far, they have helped raise £892 for Redcar Food Bank, £702 for Teesside Samaritans, and £532 for Spinal Research. This is through the bucket donations at our home game against Whitley Bay and the game at Guisborough, together with the online sponsorship for their run.

John, Ruth and everyone at Redcar Athletic would like to thank those that supported by the way of personal, bucket donations, and online donations too. Your support makes a huge difference.

John Wilberforce and Ruth Farrell marking their completion of the Great North Run with a selfie

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