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Gerrards Cross teacher completes Great North Run in memory of close friend
A TEACHER at a Gerrards Cross School made the journey to Tyneside last week to take on the Great North Run in memory of a close friend.
Sean Day, who teaches PE and Games at Thorpe House School, ran the 13.1-mile street course to raise money for Bowel Cancer, after losing his friend Steve Smith to the disease in June.
He rallied 13 others to attempt the gruelling run alongside him, with each crossing the line despite the challenging weather conditions and raising a total of £5400 for Beating Bowel Cancer.
Sean said: “A close friend of mine sadly past away in June after losing his battle with bowel cancer.
“When he was diagnosed I decided to rally a group of 14 people together to run the Bupa Great North Run and raise money for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.
“The whole team completed the course on Sunday in terrible weather conditions but to the cheering of a 50,000-plus crowd.
“It is a fantastic charity that supports and offers invaluable advice to people who have recently been diagnosed or who are living with bowel cancer.”
Steve and the team hope to raise even more, with the fundraising page www.justgiving.com/teambarsmiffy2408 still accepting donations.
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