Walkers ‘Give n Win’ £500 Donation

Thank you to Walkers Crisp’s Give ‘n’ Win scheme for donating £500 towards their Great North Runner’s fundraising target, taking their current total to over £1,500.

The runners that took part were Neil Thomas, Layla Whiting, Gavin Askwith and Barry Shevels (pictured left to right, Layla, Neil, and Gavin with Libby Nolan, Fundraising Manager, The Children’s Foundation), all managed to finish the race under 3hrs….

Some of the runners will be joining Neil Thomas on his marathon of fundraising events for The Children’s Foundation. Neil Thomas, HR Manager at Walkers said “So far I have run the north Linc’s half marathon, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in under 12 hours, and tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon!). The Color Run in Sunderland was great fun, though I can’t get the pink dye out of my trainers! Managed to bag the EPIC Great North Run for the first time a few weeks ago, which was amazing – cannot wait for next year!”

“Next up is the Newcastle Stampede in October, looking forward to the water, the mud the obstacles the barbed wire, and the need to duct tape my trainers to my feet apparently! Finishing the year off with Decembeard, and the growth of something ginger and ridiculous on my face for a month!!”

To support Neil and the walkers team, sponsor them at virginmoneygiving/nmthomas