2016 Great North Run in Aid of St Oswalds Hospice
Along with 57,000 other runners, Team WR put on their running shoes and tackled the world famous Great North Run in September 2016 on behalf of local charity St Oswald's Hospice.
St Oswalds helps the terminally ill make the most of their last few months by providing invaluable support to them and their families.
WR were also presented with the 'Biggest Team' award from St Oswalds with sixteen runners taking part from the same organisation.
Walton Robinson have supported the hospice for over four years and thanks to generous sponsorship from clients, friends and family, the company successfully smashed their target of £5,000 to reach a grand total of £6,213.15.
Lucy Smith, Senior Fundraiser at St Oswalds Hospice said:
“Walton Robinson have been fantastic fundraising ambassadors for St Oswald’s for several years now. They are extremely enthusiastic and up for a challenge and we were delighted to have such large numbers of their team run for us in the 2016 Great North Run. It was our most successful run to date, with over £150,000 raised, and the team from Walton Robinson were a huge help in boosting our numbers and fundraising total.
We hear that they have some exciting plans to get involved in our events over the next year and we hope that they will keep working with us to help support hospice care in the north east. We are so grateful for their efforts.”
Mark Walton, Managing Director of Walton Robinson said:
“St Oswalds is a brilliant local charity which we have supported since 2013. We always put 100% into any fundraising we do for them, but last year we really took it up a notch. The Great North run is something a lot of us had never done before, so it was great to see the team come together and step up to this challenge, raising an incredible amount too. It’s a fantastic cause and we will continue to support St Oswalds as much as we possibly can this year and many more years to come.
The Walton Robinson team visited the Hospice prior to race day last year and got to see first-hand the work the staff and volunteers do for the patients. St Oswalds are thankful for every single donation they receive whether is big or small and WR are very proud to support such an amazing charity."