Three volunteers running the Great North Run for Carer Support South Lakes
Two volunteers running the Great North Run for Carer Support South Lakes

Great North Run 2022

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Running the 41st Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world, on Sunday 11th September 2022, five volunteers will be taking part to raise awareness for Carer Support South Lakes and the the work they do supporting unpaid Carers.

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Carer Support South Lakes is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. We provide a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout South Lakeland.

There are thousands of Carers in South Lakeland. Many juggle work, school, or other commitments along with their caring role, and most don’t think of themselves as Carers, nor do they realise the range of services available to help them, such as access to information, emotional support, advocacy, financial support and opportunities to take a break. Taking on a caring role can lead to feelings of isolation, frustration, depression and can result in ill health.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives and wellbeing of unpaid carers within South Lakes, increasing isolation and negatively affecting peoples health and wellbeing.

The Great North Run is an annual event that Carer Support South Lakes participates in where five volunteers raise money for unpaid Carers as well as achieving personal goals.

This year’s participants are Tim Farron MP, Martin Saunders (one of our Trustees), Michael Crowe, Alison Magee-Barker (back for more) and Phil Jones.

The money raised will go towards 1-1 support, sitting service, wellbeing, support groups and counselling.

You can donate via JustGiving Your generosity is very gratefully appreciated – thank you so much!