Heidi Haigh who has been one of our FSL Gold Lottery’s Collectors for the last 12 months, is running The Great North Run for Diabetes UK. The 13.2 mile run will take place on 13th September in Newcastle and is a great way to raise money. The event is broadcast on BBC and attracts a host of world-class athletes.

Heidi says “I have been swimming regularly for around 5 years, but have only been running for just over a year. Recently, I have decided to challenge myself by increasing my mileage and seeking to improve my fitness levels further.

“Since taking taking up exercise I have competed in several mini-triathalons. I have also swam several open-water Great Swim events, but had never contemplates distance running until now.

“Raising money for Diabetes UK is my incentive for taking part in this years Morrisons Great North Run. My father is a type 2 diabetic and a family friend is a Type 1 Diabetic, so running for  their cause was a no brainer.”

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You can either donate on my Just Giving page or text HJHA72 to 70070 and enter the amount.